Child & Adolescent Related Content

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 currently a post-doctoral fellow 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...

Staff Profile: Meghan H. Bowsher, LICSW

Meghan H. Bowsher, LICSW, worked as a clinical team manager at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program at McLean Hospital since 2016. She is now clinical team manager for the Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program. Ms. Bowsher provides individual, family, and group therapy to...

Staff Profile: Yudelki M. Firpo-Perretti, PhD

Yudelki Firpo-Perretti, PhD, is a staff psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children, adolescents, and young adults. Additionally, Dr. Firpo-Perretti is experienced in providing...

Staff Profile: Laura Payne, PhD

Laura Payne, PhD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Pain Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on identifying neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological biomarkers related to pain, particularly menstrual pain in adolescents. Specifically, she is interested...

Staff Profile: Catherine Lopes, LICSW

Catherine Lopes, LICSW, has been interested in working with children and adolescents since the beginning of her training. Her clinical interests include trauma, mood disorders, self-injurious behaviors, anger management, and individual and family therapy. Ms. Lopes works at the McLean SouthEast...

Staff Profile: David Shalit, LICSW

David Shalit, LICSW, has been a clinical therapist/case manager at McLean SouthEast’s Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program since 2015. Mr. Shalit earned his MSW in 2008 and has been credentialed as an LICSW since 2011. He has dedicated his professional career to the human services field...

Staff Profile: Norman C. Gross, LICSW

Norman C. Gross, LICSW, is the clinical team manager for the McLean SouthEast Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program, as well as their partial hospital program. Mr. Gross received his master’s degree from Boston University. His postgraduate studies were conducted at The Boston...

Staff Profile: Kelly Pavao, BSN, RN-BC

Kelly Pavao, BSN, RN-BC, began her career in 2003 as a nurse for St. Mary’s Home for Children. In 2008, she transitioned to Bradley Hospital on the Adolescent Inpatient Unit and also acted as hospital supervisor. In 2015, Ms. Pavao joined McLean Hospital and is the nurse manager for the Child and...

Staff Profile: Erin Clement, LICSW

Erin Clement, LICSW, attended Merrimack College where she received a BA in Psychology in 2003. She began working at McLean Hospital in 2003 as a community residential counselor at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program. In 2005, Ms. Clement began working as a clinical educator in...

Staff Profile: Jennel Vendola, MSN, CNP

Jennel Vendola, MSN, CNP, is a certified nurse practitioner for McLean’s Child and Adolescent Programs. Her clinical focus is primary care, health promotion, and disease prevention for pediatric patients in a residential psychiatric treatment program. She has an interest in working with children...

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: 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...