Eating Disorders Related Content

Nora M. Arkin, PhD

Nora M. Arkin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the care of individuals struggling with eating disorders and associated concerns. Her clinical and research interest areas focus on eating disorder treatment and prevention. She is currently a full-time clinician for McLean’s Klarman...

Robert K. Lawton, MSW, LICSW

Robert Lawton, MSW, LICSW, is a senior clinical team manager at the Klarman Eating Disorder Center at McLean Hospital. At Klarman, he does individual, family, and group psychotherapy. He also supervises MSW, and doctoral students in psychology. Mr. Lawton has a private practice specializing in...

Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD

Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD, is the director of psychological services for McLean’s College Mental Health Program. In this role, she is involved in the clinical, research, outreach, and training initiatives of the program, with an emphasis on supporting students as they balance their mental health and...

Mary Lou Silverman, MSW, LICSW

Mary Lou Silverman, MSW, LICSW, received a bachelor of science from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Ms. Silverman has been a member of the clinical staff at McLean Hospital since 1986 working in a variety of settings including in neuropsychiatry...

Rebecca Schulman, MSW, LICSW

Rebecca Schulman, LICSW, began her career working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. She developed an interest in providing individual and group therapy, family support, and advocating for the improvement of and access to social services. After training at the...

James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM

James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM, received his MD from Tufts University Medical School of Medicine and his ScD and SM degrees from Harvard School of Public Health. Joining McLean Hospital in 1980, he is currently a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Biological...

Esther Dechant, MD

Esther Dechant, MD, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed the residency program in psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of...

Kimberly H. Pearson, MD

Kimberly H. Pearson, MD, is a specialist in the area of women’s mental health. She was previously director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at McLean (2000-2003), and a senior clinician in the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health (1999-2013). In addition to her private practice, she...

Patricia A. Tarbox, MSW, LICSW

Patricia A. Tarbox, MSW, LICSW has been a member of the clinical staff of McLean Hospital for over 35 years, working with a broad cross section of ages in various programs including the former Cognitive Behavior Therapy Unit, the former Women’s Treatment Program, and the Obsessive Compulsive...

Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD

Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and statistician whose research and clinical practice focus on eating disorders and other eating-related problems. Her research combines psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology—and uses innovative methodology and technology—to better...

Judith Halperin, PsyD

Judith Halperin, PsyD, moved to the Boston area for her post-doctoral fellowship at McLean in 1987 and has stayed on both as an attending psychologist and a staff psychologist in a variety of settings including the Adolescent Family Treatment Unit and the Appleton Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic...

Mallory Dimler, PhD

Mallory Dimler, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts. She conducts individual, group, and family therapy within a multidisciplinary team setting at the Klarman Eating Disorders Center. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders among adolescent...

David J. Alperovitz, PsyD

David J. Alperovitz, PsyD, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He completed pre-doctoral training at Tufts University, a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology for the treatment of trauma and dissociative disorders at McLean Hospital...

Rachel A. Ross, MD, PhD

Rachel A. Ross, MD, PhD, is a psychiatric neuroscientist with an interest in anxiety disorders and feeding behavior in basic science, clinical treatment, and social policy. Dr. Ross’ background is in biological engineering, neuroscience, and the gut-brain axis, with clinical expertise is in...

Holly S. Peek, MD, MPH

Holly S. Peek, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She also received a dual Masters of Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with a concentration in global community health and behavioral sciences. She...