Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Dr. Pinder-Amaker has over 25 years of experience in college student mental health treatment, administration, and policy. She is the founding director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program, a unique initiative serving students from over 200 institutions of higher education, providing student-focused treatment; consultation to students, parents, and college professionals, and nonprofits; and related research.

Dr. Pinder-Amaker lectures and conducts workshops throughout the country on strengthening continuity of care, and on how to bolster communication between campus- and community-based systems, eliminate barriers to mental health treatment, and better support marginalized students. She is a member of the WHO World Mental Health International College Student Initiative, and has published on the prevalence and distribution of mental disorders among college students and the integration of student concerns into traditional models of care.

Education & Training

  • 1982 BS, Duke University
  • 1988 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  • 1987 Pre-Doctoral Internship, Yale School of Medicine
  • 1989 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine
Board Certifications:
  • 1992 Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider, North Carolina
  • 2009 Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.855.2921
Office Address: Belmont campus - de Marneffe Building, room 221B