Child & Adolescent Related Content

Staff Profile: Blaise Aguirre, MD

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a trainer in, and specializes in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is the founding medical...

Staff Profile: Cynthia S. Kaplan, PhD

Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University in 1979. Dr. Kaplan did her internship at Bronx State Hospital, post-graduate studies at New York University and then practiced in New York for 10 years, primarily seeing children and adolescents. Dr...

Staff Profile: Roya Ostovar, PhD

Roya Ostovar, PhD, is an internationally recognized developmental neuropsychologist. She has extensive expertise and experience in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disorder, sensory processing...

Staff Profile: Karmen Koesterer, PsyD

Karmen Koesterer, PsyD, obtained her undergraduate degree in special education from Grand Valley State University. She worked as a special educator before earning her master’s degree from Harvard University. She then worked in the field of autism research for several years. As a doctoral student in...

Staff Profile: Adriana Claudio-Hernández, PsyD

Adriana Claudio-Hernández, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in the 3East Boys Intensive Program where she specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adults with emerging traits of borderline personality disorder, emotional dysregulation, and injurious/suicidal behaviors. Dr. Claudio...

Staff Profile: Josephine S. Au, PhD

Josephine S. Au, PhD, provides dialectical behavior therapy to adolescents who struggle with emotion dysregulation. She works closely with patients and their parents, with the goal of improving teens’ relationships and creating an environment conducive to emotional growth. Her research broadly...

Staff Profile: Mills Smith-Millman, PhD

Mills Smith-Millman, PhD, is a staff psychologist with the McLean School Consultation Service, which trains educators and school mental health staff around Massachusetts in the use of scientifically proven mental health interventions. Dr. Smith-Millman specializes in improving the delivery of mental...

Staff Profile: Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP

Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP, is a physician-scientist uniquely trained and board-certified in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry. His research lab, the PediMIND Program at McLean Hospital, is focused on identifying the brain and behavior basis behind mental health...

Staff Profile: Hannah Lawrence, PhD

Hannah Lawrence, PhD, graduated with her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maine, completing her internship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her research examines the role of mental imagery in the etiology and treatment of mood disorders. She has a...

Staff Profile: Maggie Gorraiz, PhD

Maggie Gorraiz, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychologist and a DBT-Linehan certified DBT clinician. She has extensive experience in providing assessment and treatment of children and adolescents struggling with problems related to emotion dysregulation, including suicidal and self-harming...

Staff Profile: Chun Wing (John) Lee, PA-C

Chun Wing (John) Lee, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) practicing in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to his experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders across a continuum of intensive levels of care, he has several years of specialized expertise in...

Staff Profile: Sandra Nasabzadeh, LICSW

Sandra Nasabzadeh, LICSW, has worked in the field of social work for ten years in Massachusetts, Washington DC, and Maryland. She began her career providing in-home family therapy and mentoring to families across the south shore of Massachusetts. As part of her graduate program, she completed...

Staff Profile: Suzanne E. Bloore, MD

Suzanne E. Bloore, MD, is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Bloore has expertise in the treatment of emotion dysregulation, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. She also teaches psychiatry residents and medical students. Dr. Bloore focuses on a developmental...

Staff Profile: Daniel Crump, LICSW

Daniel Crump, LICSW, is a licensed clinical therapist who received his MSW from the University of Nevada in 2010. In his current position as an outpatient therapist at McLean, he specializes in family and individual therapy. Mr. Crump also has expertise in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)...

Staff Profile: Kristen L. Ross, PsyD

Kristen Ross, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist at the 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has completed doctoral-level training in a variety of settings, including community mental health, college...

Staff Profile: Alison M. Yaeger, PsyD

Dr. Yaeger received her PsyD from Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. While training at Montefiore Medical Center she became interested in borderline personality disorder in adolescence and the correlation this personality style shares with chronic suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors. Dr...

Staff Profile: Judith Mintz, PhD

Judith Mintz, PhD, is a psychologist and director of clinical services at 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, a residential treatment program for adolescent girls with emerging traits of borderline personality disorder. A clinician at 3East since the program opened in 2007, Dr. Mintz has...

Staff Profile: Julia E. Cohen-Gilbert, PhD

Julia E. Cohen-Gilbert, PhD, employs cognitive and behavioral measures in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate the role of brain development in cognitive and emotional regulation during adolescence. She is particularly interested in dynamic...

Staff Profile: Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD

Since 2000, Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD, has led the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. The program brings together a team of colleagues from the two hospitals to meet the needs of youth in severe psychiatric crisis. Long recognized...

Staff Profile: Thrassos S. Calligas, MD

Thrassos S. Calligas, MD, specializes in working with a multidisciplinary team in inpatient psychiatry and is particularly interested in children with complex psychiatric and psychosocial presentations and co-occurring diagnoses. Dr. Calligas is actively involved in teaching medical students and...