OCD Related Content

Staff Profile: 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 Externship...

Staff Profile: Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD

Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD, is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She specializes in emerging mental illness in teens and young adults. Her expertise is in early stages of psychotic and bipolar disorders, along with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders. Dr...

Staff Profile: 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...

Staff Profile: Michele Candrian, PhD

Michele Candrian, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders. She is currently an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychologist at the OCD...

Staff Profile: Jenifer M. Cullen, PhD

Jenifer M. Cullen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with teens and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, OCD, and OCD spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania and excoriation disorder. Dr. Cullen is a full-time behavioral therapist...

Staff Profile: Jane Eisen, MD

Jane Eisen, MD is clinical director of the Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders at McLean Hospital, overseeing the integration of clinical work and research in the division. Her clinical responsibilities include her work in The Pavilion, where she evaluates and treats individuals with...

Staff Profile: Martha J. Falkenstein, PhD

Martha J. Falkenstein, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the director of research for the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research (OCAR) at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on investigating...

Staff Profile: Jacob A. Nota, PhD, ABPP

Jacob A. Nota, PhD, ABPP, engages in a program of clinical and translational research focusing on the nature and treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders. His specialty is in the intersection between sleep, circadian rhythms, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Nota’s research has specifically...

Staff Profile: Carol R. Hevia, PsyD

Carol R. Hevia, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who has worked with OCD patients for 25 years. She received her first master’s degree in counselor education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, completed her second master’s degree and doctorate at Florida Institute of Technology, and conducted...

Staff Profile: Leslie J. Shapiro, LICSW

Leslie J. Shapiro, LICSW, has been treating OCD and related disorders since 1989. Ms. Shapiro was awarded the first interdisciplinary career development research grant at McLean Hospital. The grant supported her pilot project on conscience related factors in OCD. She continues this research at the...

Staff Profile: Alyssa L. Faro, PhD

Alyssa L. Faro, PhD, is the director of Clinical Services at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean. Dr. Faro is a licensed clinical psychologist and specializes in evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and...

Staff Profile: Jessica Sommerville, LICSW

Jessica Sommerville, LICSW, is a family therapist at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute. She previously worked as a clinical team manager at Appleton through the Division of Psychotic Disorders, and as a social worker float through McLean’s Social Work Department. Ms. Sommerville earned her MSW at...

Staff Profile: Rebecca Snyder, LICSW

Rebecca Snyder, LICSW, received her BA in Psychology from Brandeis University and her master’s degree from Simmons College. Her second year internship for graduate was at McLean Hospital, in the geriatric psychiatry program. Upon graduation, she worked as a social work float, providing clinical...

Staff Profile: Thea Cawley, MSW, LICSW

Thea Cawley, MSW, LICSW, earned her Master of Social Work from Boston University and has over thirty years experience in a wide range of clinical settings including residential treatment, inpatient psychiatry, school settings, and outpatient treatment. She has clinical expertise in working with...

Staff Profile: Jennie M. Kuckertz, PhD

Jennie M. Kuckertz, PhD, is a research psychologist at the OCD Institute and is a recent recipient of the Corneel Young Investigator Award at McLean Hospital. Her research interests are in mechanisms of treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders, including traditional interventions such as exposure and...

Staff Profile: Michelle Silverman, PhD

Michelle Silverman, PhD, is a staff psychologist who works with children, teens, and parents in the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP). She specializes in providing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) to youth...

Staff Profile: Nate Gruner, LICSW

Nate Gruner, LICSW, received his MSW from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. He completed a post-graduate fellowship at McLean Hospital’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute, and is currently working there as a staff behavioral therapist. Mr. Gruner has a particular interest in...

Staff Profile: Caitlin White, MSW, LICSW

Caitlin White, MSW, LICSW, received her MSW from Boston College with a concentration in children, youth, and families. She has been working at McLean Hospital for over 12 years, previously working as a community residence counselor and clinical educator before earning her MSW. From 2014 to 2018, Ms...

Staff Profile: Alyssa Solomon, LICSW

Alyssa Solomon, LICSW, received her BA in psychology from Westfield State University and her master’s degree in social work from Boston College. Following graduate school, she completed an internship at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network as an intensive care coordinator through the Children’s...

Staff Profile: Diane Davey, RN, MBA

Ms. Davey has been a member of the McLean community since 1985. After working in inpatient and residential programs using a cognitive-behavioral approach, she was a co-founder of the OCD Institute when it opened in 1997 as the first residential treatment program for OCD in the country. Since that...