Women’s Mental Health Related Content

A. Blythe Rose, MD, MPH

A. Blythe Rose, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in international mental health and disaster relief, from the Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency at the Adult Psychiatry...

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.

Laura Payne, PhD

Laura Payne, PhD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Pain Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on identifying neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological biomarkers related to pain, particularly menstrual pain in adolescents. Specifically, she is interested...

Brandon Unruh, MD

Brandon Unruh, MD, is the medical director of the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for women with severe personality disorders. His clinical approach is anchored in the integration of evidence-based treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy, mentalization...

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, is the clinical director of the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Programs. She began her career as a cardiologist before coming to Boston to pursue training in psychiatry, where she completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center and joined the faculty there upon...

Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH

Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, is an addiction psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. She serves as principal and co-investigator on federally funded research focusing on substance use disorders treatment, gender differences, and substance health services. She received a National Institute on Drug...

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...

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute. The institute provides training and supervision for numerous proven treatments, including mentalization-based treatment (MBT), dialectical behavioral therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (DBT-PTSD)...

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...

R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD

R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD, engages in clinical and translational research focusing on the nature and treatment of anxiety and addiction. She is particularly interested in the study of affective vulnerability factors, such as distress intolerance and stress reactivity, that are common across...

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...

Dawn E. Sugarman, PhD

Dawn E. Sugarman, PhD, is a research psychologist in the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital. Dr. Sugarman focuses her research and clinical work on the treatment of addictive behaviors. She is particularly interested in gender-specific treatment for substance use disorders...

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...

Karen L. Jacob, PhD

Karen L. Jacob, PhD, is the program director of the Gunderson Residence. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Clark University and completed her post-doctoral training at Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical training has been primarily in cognitive behavior...

Mary C. Zanarini, EdD

Mary C. Zanarini, EdD, began her career studying the phenomenology and etiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD), finding that it is a valid psychiatric disorder that has a clear-cut clinical presentation, can be delimited from other near-neighbor disorders, runs in families, and has a...

Joe B. Flores, MD

In his role as medical director of the Gunderson Outpatient Program, Joe B. Flores, MD, oversees intensive treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder and other complex personality disorders. The program strives to develop effective treatment approaches for individuals who...

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...

Stephanie A. Rickey, PsyD

Stephanie A. Rickey, PsyD, is the program director for the Hill Center for Women, which specializes 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...

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...