Child & Adolescent Related Content

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...

Staff Profile: Jessica E. Feinberg, LICSW

Jessica Feinberg, LICSW, came to McLean after completing a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as a therapist and clinical social worker in the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program since 2002. Ms. Feinberg is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and...

Staff Profile: Bryan Pridgen, MD

Bryan Pridgen, MD, is the medical director of the Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pridgen also supervises and teaches residents in the Massachusetts General...

Staff Profile: Suzanne Loughlin, APRN, BC

Suzanne Loughlin, APRN, BC, has been a board certified advanced practice psychiatric nurse for over 25 years. For more than 35 years she was worked with the students at McLean Hospital’s Arlington School, first as a clinical nurse specialist, then as clinical director, and now as director of the...

Staff Profile: Mary Grant, MEd

Mary Grant, MEd, has 30 years of experience working in educational programs in various parts of the United States, including urban San Francisco and rural Idaho, and is familiar with a wide range of approaches to teaching students of all ages. She is interested in finding creative approaches to...

Staff Profile: Ethan Solomon, MEd

Ethan Solomon, MEd, has worked as a teacher and special education administrator at various schools on the campus of McLean Hospital for over 10 years. Mr. Solomon is currently an educational administrator at the Arlington School, a therapeutic day school for students with social, emotional and...

Staff Profile: Lisa W. Coyne, PhD

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital. She is also an associate clinical professor at Suffolk...

Staff Profile: Martin Teicher, MD, PhD

Martin Teicher, MD, PhD, has been director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital since 1988. He was chief of the former Developmental Psychopharmacology Laboratory (now the Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology) and is currently an associate professor of...

Staff Profile: Joseph Gold, MD

Dr. Gold oversees all of the hospital’s clinical programs across multiple sites, age groups and levels of care. Dr. Gold serves as the physician leader of McLean’s Schwartz Center Rounds to promote compassionate care giving and support to caregivers. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of...

Staff Profile: Kyoko Ohashi, PhD

Kyoko Ohashi, PhD, received her BS and MS in exercise physiology and biomechanics and sports sciences and her PhD in educational physiology from The University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Ohashi completed research fellowships in analysis of physiological and bio-behavioral measures in Developmental...

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: Mona Potter, MD

Mona Potter, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. She has played multiple roles over the course of her time at McLean and currently supports the McLean School Consultation Service and the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. During her previous role as the...

Staff Profile: Susan Parks-Cohen, PhD

Susan Parks-Cohen, PhD, is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Westminster College in 1992. She went on to the University of Pittsburgh and earned a MS in child development and a PhD in psychology. As a graduate student at the University of...

Staff Profile: Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP

Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP, is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and specializes in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders. She has extensive training and experience in the delivery of evidence-based...