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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...

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...

Amy Dierberger, PhD

Amy Dierberger, PhD, is a psychologist at the Hill Center for Women, where she provides trauma-informed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment. She is a member of the McLean Hospital trauma consultation and LEADER consultation teams and the director of training and education at the Hill Center...

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...

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...

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...

Ryan J. Madigan, PsyD

Ryan J. Madigan, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program, an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the program coordinator for the 3East DBT trauma and exposure track, which provides state of the art DBT and exposure...

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...

Lindsey B. Overstreet, PsyD

Throughout graduate school, Dr. Overstreet pursued training focused on evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents. Her various practica were housed in community mental health centers and schools, where she focused on play therapies, cognitive and behavioral therapies, narrative therapy,...

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...

Peggy Worden, PsyD

Dr. Worden is a senior child and adolescent psychologist with 15 years of experience treating adolescents, children, and families. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Worden was the clinical director of the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program’s Dual Diagnosis Unit. In 2009, she partnered with Dr...

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...

Marc J. Zuckerman, PhD

Marc J. Zuckerman, PhD, provides individual, couples, and family psychotherapy and comprehensive case management services in his staff position at The Pavilion at McLean Hospital and in his individual private practice. He is experienced in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior...

Daniel Zwillenberg, PsyD

Daniel Zwillenberg, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital’s 3East adolescent DBT program. He is also an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Prior to moving to Massachusetts in 2013, Dr. Zwillenberg served as the director of...