OCD Related Content

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: 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: Jeff Szymanski, PhD

Jeff Szymanski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has served as the executive director of the International OCD Foundation for the past decade. Previously, he was the director of psychological services at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. As a lecturer on psychology in the Department of...