April Hirschberg, MD

Dr. April Hirschberg is board certified in both adult psychiatry and lifestyle medicine and is the Medical Director of the Mind Body Health Program at Home Base. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at the MGH/ McLean Combined Psychiatry Program in 2006 and has since remained on staff in the MGH Department of Psychiatry first in the Center for Women’s Mental Health and later in the MGH Cancer Center. She is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She has completed Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Certification and Resilient Youth training with the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. She has been offering Mind Body/SMART group programs for cancer survivors at MGH since 2017 and more recently for individuals at high risk for cancer and for her colleagues at Massachusetts General Brigham.

Since March 2023 she has been offering resiliency groups for veterans, service members and their families at Home Base. In the Fall of 2023, she completed Resilient Youth training with the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and Child Resiliency Program at MGH. In January 2024 she joined the Mind Body Health (MBH) Program as medical director, along with clinical and research director psychologist, Dr. Rachel Millstein. This MBH program includes the Resilient Warrior, Resilient Family and Resilient Youth which are virtual, non-clinical, educational programs based on the Benson-Henry Institute’s SMART programs as well as the Warrior Health and Fitness programs which are live, wellness and fitness programs in New England, Florida and coming soon to Arizona.

Dr. Hirschberg also offers Lifestyle Psychiatry consultation to the MGH Cancer Center Early Detection and Diagnostics Clinic. She is also certified as a Health and Well-being Coach and offers individual physician coaching at Massachusetts General Brigham.

She and her husband have two teenagers and a small rescue dog who all love being outside in nature.