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: 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...

Staff Profile: Jacqueline Sperling, PhD

Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and co-program director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. She is the author of the young adult nonfiction book “Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place...

Staff Profile: Alaptagin Khan, MBBS, FRSPH

Alaptagin Khan, MBBS, FRSPH, is a research associate at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Khan took the opportunity to work with the Red Cross and UNICEF in conflict zones where he developed an interest in PTSD and...

Staff Profile: 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...

Staff Profile: Gillian C. Galen, PsyD

Gillian C. Galen, PsyD, is a senior child and adolescent psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is the program director of the 3East DBT residential programs and the director of training for the 3East continuum, an array of programs for teens that uses DBT to target...

Staff Profile: Jennifer White, PhD

Jennifer White, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked for over 20 years in the field of neuropsychological and psychological assessment. Since 2002, she has been director of McLean’s Child and Adolescent Testing Service which specializes in providing comprehensive evaluations of...

Staff Profile: Jacqueline Olds, MD

Jacqueline Olds, MD, has worked at McLean actively since 1974 when she started her child psychiatry fellowship. She had a full time job in child psychiatry until 1980, and then became a part-time teacher in both the adult and child residency programs at McLean/MGH until the present. Dr. Olds also...