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Armida R. Fruzzetti, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Armida R. Fruzzetti, PhD, has trained professionals throughout the United States and in Sweden in the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and in DBT with couples, parents, and families. She has provided clinical supervision in DBT and has worked in a variety of clinical settings utilizing DBT for adults and adolescents, pre-teens, and couples and families. In addition to her clinical work, she has conducted research on parent-child interactions and the development of emotion dysregulation.

Dr. Fruzzetti is bilingual in English and Spanish and has worked within the Hispanic community with a focus on access to mental health care. She has made numerous presentations at national conferences regarding mental health issues in the Hispanic community. Currently, she is working on adapting DBT for use with teens that have Type 1 diabetes who struggle with suicidality and medical non-compliance.

Education & Training

  • 1986 BS in Psychology, Radford University
  • 1988 MA in Psychology, College of William & Mary
  • 2005 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1998-1999 Pre-Doctoral Internship, Sierra Nevada VA Medical Center
Board Certifications:
  • 2019 Licensed Psychologist, B​o​a​r​d​ ​o​f​ ​R​e​g​i​s​t​r​a​t​i​o​n​ ​o​f​ ​P​s​y​c​h​o​l​o​g​i​s​t​s, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.674.5317
Office Address: Cambridge Outpatient - 799 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA