Trauma Related Content

Staff Profile: 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...

Staff Profile: Aleshia Ellingson, LICSW

Aleshia Ellingson, LICSW, graduated from the Simmons School of Social Work in 2014 with her Master of Social Work. She started as a clinical social worker at McLean SouthEast in 2016. Ms. Ellingson obtained her LICSW in 2016.

Staff Profile: Andrea L. O’Rourke, LICSW

Andrea L. O’Rourke, LICSW, began her career working with veterans and their families as a medical and psychiatric social worker at the Veterans Administration. In that intensive setting, she developed expertise in the areas of mood and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and family...

Staff Profile: Kathryn Kieran, PMHNP-BC

Kathryn Kieran, PMHNP-BC, believes in holistic health care that treats the whole person. Certified in cognitive processing therapy and trained in motivational interviewing, Ms. Kieran is comfortable working with a wide range of mental health needs. Ms. Kieran’s research interests include trauma...

Staff Profile: Senna Georges, LICSW

Senna Georges, LICSW, is a clinical social worker and team manager at the Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program on McLean’s Belmont campus. She provides individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents in the program, in addition to performing case management tasks. Ms. Georges has...

Staff Profile: Vanessa M. Cuthbert, MSW, LICSW

Vanessa M. Cuthbert, MSW, LICSW, is a clinical social worker in McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services. She currently works as an outpatient therapist in the LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, and Emergency Responder) program, where she provides individual and group therapy. Previously, she worked as...

Staff Profile: Cathy McCool, LICSW

Cathy McCool, LICSW, earned her Masters of Social Work from Boston College and has over thirty years of experience in an array of clinical settings throughout the hospital, including inpatient psychiatry and residential and partial hospital treatment. She has wide-ranging clinical expertise in...

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: 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...

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: Burook Misganaw, PhD

Burook Misganaw, PhD, focuses his research on applying computational methods to biomedical problems with a focus on psychiatric disorders. Particularly, his research interest lies at the intersection of machine learning and systems biology as well as signal processing. His current area of work...

Staff Profile: Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC

Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at the Hill Center, a partial hospital program, where she works on a multidisciplinary team. In this capacity, she provides trauma-informed medication management in individual treatment and facilitates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and skills...

Staff Profile: Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS

Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS, began her career in psychiatric nursing at McLean’s Hall Mercer Children’s Center in 1986. After working in a variety of acute care, community-based, and outpatient settings, she returned to McLean in 2005 after completing her master’s degree. Since that time Ms...

Staff Profile: Loretta Givens, MS, MSN, PCNS, BC

Loretta Givens, MS, MSN, PCNS, BC is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist in McLean’s LEADER Outpatient Clinic and at Pentucket Medical Associates. She is currently providing medication management to adults with psychiatric illness in a primary care setting as well as working with first...

Staff Profile: Nathaniel G. Harnett, PhD

Nathaniel G. Harnett, PhD, is a neuroscientist whose research is focused on understanding the brain basis for why some people are more likely to develop stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), after trauma. His current work in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, led...

Staff Profile: Ashley Beaulieu, DO

Ashley Beaulieu, DO, is a psychiatrist in charge at McLean Hospital’s Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program. Her areas of interest include women’s mental health, trauma, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and mood disorders.

Staff Profile: Kayia L. Akoun, MD

Kayia L. Akoun, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital’s Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program. Her areas of interest include women’s mental health, trauma disorders, mood disorders, and college mental health.

Staff Profile: Denice Cronin, PsyD

Denice Cronin, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the McLean SouthEast Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program and associated partial hospital program. She provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy, completes psychological evaluations, and supervises psychology trainees. Dr...

Staff Profile: Heidi Browne, MD

Heidi Browne, MD, is a board-certified general adult psychiatrist who provides both medication management and psychotherapy. She has expertise in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma-spectrum disorders. Currently, Dr. Browne is the associate medical director of the Hill Center, a clinical...