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Meaghan Creedon, PsyD

Meaghan Creedon, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program and the 3East DBT trauma and exposure track, which provides state of the art dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure therapies to address co-occurring anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicidal and self-harm behaviors. She is also an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at...

Patricia Diaferio, LICSW

Patricia Diaferio, LICSW, graduated from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work while working as a social worker at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. She worked in the Emergency Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to moving her career to McLean Hospital in June of 1996. Ms. Diaferio initially worked in Child and Adolescent Services before becoming a...

Amy Dierberger, PhD

Amy Dierberger, PhD, is a psychologist at the Hill Center for Women, where she provides trauma-informed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment. She is a member of the McLean Hospital trauma consultation and LEADER consultation teams and the director of training and education at the Hill Center, where she also supervises psychology trainees and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Dierberger has...

Tanya Farber, PsyD

Tanya Farber, PsyD is a staff psychologist at McLean Hospital, where she provides individual and group psychotherapy as part of the LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) Outpatient Mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma Clinic. She also provides consultations to other hospital programs as part of the LEADER trauma consultation service and is involved in the supervision of...

Emily Flier, MD

Emily Flier, MD, is a general adult psychiatrist. She has a strong interest in psychotherapy and clinical work with adult survivors of childhood illness, which she has pursued throughout her residency training and her continued study at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society.

Amy Gagliardi, MD

Amy Gagliardi, MD, is associate medical director of The Pavilion where she directs the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Her clinical responsibilities include the coordination of multidisciplinary psychiatric evaluations, diagnostic clarifications, medication evaluation and management, and leadership of treatment conferences. She is an...

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD, is a clinical and research psychologist in the Substance Use Disorders Division at McLean Hospital. Dr. Hilton’s clinical and research activities focus on individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. He has specialized training in evidence-based treatments including cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure, cognitive...

Alex Jordan, PhD

Alex Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist providing behavioral case formulation and therapy for individuals with a wide range of psychiatric conditions at The Pavilion. Dr. Jordan’s treatment approach is science-based, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, published in leading academic journals, and featured in The New York Times. He has special expertise...

Cynthia S. Kaplan, PhD

Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University in 1979. Dr. Kaplan did her internship at Bronx State Hospital, post-graduate studies at New York University and then practiced in New York for 10 years, primarily seeing children and adolescents. Dr. Kaplan has worked for over 25 years at McLean Hospital where she is currently the director of trauma...

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, graduated from the combined MD/PhD program at Boston University. As a doctoral student, she trained with Dr. Terence Keane at the National Center for PTSD in Boston. Her research focused on assessment and treatment of trauma-spectrum disorders including acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the dissociative disorders. Subsequently, she...

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 the neurobiology of traumatic stress. At McLean Hospital, Dr. Khan’s work primarily revolves...

Andrea Killam, LICSW

Andrea Killam, LICSW, is program director of the Hill Center for Women, a partial hospital and residential program. She specializes in the treatment of women with post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring issues such as depression, eating disorders, substance use and borderline personality disorder. Ms. Killam’s administrative responsibilities include supervising a multidisciplinary...

Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD

Since 2018, Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD, has been the director of the Translational Molecular Genomics Laboratory at McLean Hospital. In 2014, Dr. Klengel joined the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, led by Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, at Emory University, as a post-doctoral fellow. After the lab relocated to McLean Hospital, Dr. Klengel was promoted to instructor in psychiatry in 2016. He is the...

Lauren A. M. Lebois, PhD

Lauren A. M. Lebois, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist focusing on the biomarkers of trauma-spectrum disorders as an assistant neuroscientist in the laboratory of Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD. She is also the director of neuroimaging for the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program led by Milissa L. Kaufman, MD, PhD. Overall, her work aims to scientifically examine the predictors and...

Michael B. Leslie, MD

Dr. Leslie is the founder and director of the McLean Hospital Initiative for LGBTQ Mental Health, a program dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming, and questioning or queer-identified) people and families affected by psychiatric illness through clinical care, research, education, and community building. Dr. Leslie also serves as...

Nina Lewis-Schroeder, PhD

Nina Lewis-Schroeder, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who leads the adult outpatient trauma/LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) track at McLean Hospital. Dr. Lewis-Schroeder provides trauma consultations to patients across the spectrum of treatment as well as state of the art trauma-focused individual, group, and couples therapy within the Adult Outpatient Services. She...

Stephanie A. Maddox, PhD

Stephanie A. Maddox, PhD, is an assistant neuroscientist in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory at McLean Hospital, where she is actively investigating the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms which underlie mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, employing a combination of behavioral, pharmacological, and molecular manipulations. Dr. Maddox is actively investigating the role that hormone...

Ryan J. Madigan, PsyD

Ryan J. Madigan, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program, an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the program coordinator for the 3East DBT trauma and exposure track, which provides state of the art DBT and exposure therapies to address co-occurring anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicidal and self-harm behaviors. He...

Stephanie A. Rickey, PsyD

Stephanie A. Rickey, PsyD, is the director of admissions for the Hill Center for Women, a residential and partial hospital program specializing in the use of skills training for women with PTSD. As a doctoral student, she trained with Dr. Christine Courtois at The Center for Post-Traumatic Disorders in Washington, DC. She completed her post-doctoral training at McLean’s Women’s...

Matthew A. Robinson, PhD

Matthew A. Robinson, PhD, is a staff psychologist at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He provides individual, group, and couples treatment for trauma-related disorders within the Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder (LEADER) Outpatient Clinic’s Mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma Track. As a member of the Dissociative Disorders and...

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