Dr. Michele Deneys
MEDICAL DIRECTOR & SENIOR CONSULTANT
Dr. Michele Deneys is the Medical Director and Senior Consultant at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides psychopharmacological and medical consultation to our clinical teams. Since 2010, Dr. Deneys has been a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has mentored and precepted medical students, psychiatry residents, and child & adolescent psychiatry fellows. Dr Deneys specializes in complex anxiety, depression, disordered eating and mood related disorders in youth and families both at BCSC and her private practice in Newton Centre.
Dr. Deneys received her medical school and adult psychiatry training through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She went on to pursue a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, where her mentors emphasized a multi-modal treatment approach (medication, therapy, and close coordination with the supporting systems) to children and adolescents.
Upon completion of her training, Dr. Deneys worked as a psychopharmacologist in the public sector, as well as an inpatient attending on the Child and Adolescent Assessment Units at The Cambridge Hospital, to increase her breadth of exposure to children and adolescents with major mental health issues. She later worked at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, which cultivated her interest in teenagers with eating disorders and/or high-risk behaviors.
Dr. Deneys’ effectiveness stems in part from her impressive breadth of experience and extensive training across diverse evidence based practices. Dr. Deneys draws from her psychoanalytic training to understand individual and family dynamics, while exacting change and relief from individual and family based treatments in dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.