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Karen Adler, MD

Karen Adler, MD, is a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital’s Gunderson Outpatient Program, which focuses on multimodal treatment of borderline personality disorder. Dr. Adler’s special interests include educating families and other medical specialists about symptoms and management of...

Blaise Aguirre, MD

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an expert in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and medication evaluation and management. He is the founding medical director of 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, unique, residential DBT programs for young women...

Benjamin J. Banister, PsyD

Benjamin Banister, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the program director of the 3East Cambridge Residence, a community-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for college-aged young women. While he...

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, has transitioned into Dr. John Gunderson’s former position as the director of the Adult Borderline Center and Training Institute at McLean Hospital. In 2009, she developed the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for adult women with...

Meaghan Creedon, PsyD

Meaghan Creedon, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program and the 3East DBT trauma and exposure track, which provides state of the art dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure therapies to address co-occurring anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicidal and self-harm...

Joe B. Flores, MD

In his role as medical director of the Gunderson Outpatient Program, Joe B. Flores, MD, oversees intensive treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder and other complex personality disorders. The program strives to develop effective treatment approaches for individuals who...

Frances R. Frankenburg, MD

Frances R. Frankenburg, MD, completed her medical and psychiatry training at the University of Toronto, and came to Boston in 1982. She worked at McLean Hospital, first as a research fellow and then as a staff psychiatrist, until 1995. She is now chief of Inpatient and Consultation-Liaison...

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, is the program director of the 3East Boys Intensive Program and the director of Family Services for 3East Continuum. He has adapted and implemented dialectical behavior therapy for underserved populations, and developed many successful DBT programs for people with borderline...

Gillian C. Galen, PsyD

Gillian C. Galen, PsyD, is a senior child and adolescent psychologist specializing in dialectical behavioral therapy. She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating adolescents and young adults who struggle with emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-endangering behaviors...

John G. Gunderson, MD

John G. Gunderson, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is director of McLean Hospital’s Borderline Center. His seminal studies on the diagnosis, families, psychodynamics, treatment, and pathogenesis of borderline personality disorder helped transform the diagnosis...

Munya Hayek, MD

Munya Hayek, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with a range of psychopathology including depression, anxiety, chronic suicidality and self-injury, emotion dysregulation, trauma,...

Janna Hobbs, LICSW

Ms. Hobbs has extensive clinical and administrative experience in the treatment of adolescents, adults and families. She is a founding member of 3East, the hospital’s highly innovative and successful dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) programs for adolescents and young adults. She has held...

Michael R. Hollander, PhD

Dr. Hollander is a nationally recognized expert on the causation and treatment of self-injury, and lectures throughout the US on the subject. He has been treating adolescents and their families for over 40 years and has held numerous positions of clinical leadership at McLean. Dr. Hollander is a co-...

Karen L. Jacob, PhD

Karen Jacob, PhD, is the director of clinical services at the Gunderson Residence. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Clark University and completed her post-doctoral training at Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical training has been primarily in cognitive...

James A. Jenkins, MD

James A. Jenkins, MD, spent his residency gaining expertise in a variety of psychotherapies and milieu treatments for people with complex psychiatric diagnoses and co-occurring personality disorder diagnoses. His advanced training includes certification and expert supervision in dialectical behavior...

Jason G. Jones, MD

Jason G. Jones, MD, is a psychiatrist at the Gunderson Outpatient Program and the Clinical Evaluation Center at McLean Hospital. He specializes in psychodynamic individual and family therapy with patients with personality disorders. He is a graduate of Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute...

Mariola Magovcevic, PhD

Mariola Magovcevic, PhD, earned her bachelor of arts in psychology from Clark University, her master of science in counseling psychology from Northeastern University, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Clark University. She completed both her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at...

Elizabeth T. Murphy, PhD

Elizabeth T. Murphy, PhD, earned her BA in Psychology from UMass Amherst and received her MA in Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. She completed both her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at McLean Hospital. Dr. Murphy remained affiliated with the...

Anna Precht, PsyD

Anna Precht, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and the director of clinical services at the 3East Boys Intensive Program. She has extensive experience treating adults and adolescents using DBT in individual, group, and milieu modalities. She worked closely with Drs. Alan Fruzzetti and Michael...

Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD

Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD, is a board-certified addictions psychiatrist. She trained at the Mayo Clinic and completed an addictions fellowship through the combined MGH-McLean Hospital Addictions Fellowship. Dr. Sanchez-Samper has worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults with substance use...

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