Dr. Rachel Merson

Dr. Merson completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia where she majored in Psychology and graduated with High Distinction. She went on to earn her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. In addition to her work at the Boston Child Study Center, Dr. Merson is a staff
psychologist and clinical supervisor in the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at
the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). She has extensive experience
in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression as well as specialized training in conducting
behavioral interventions for tic disorders and therapy with youth who have experienced trauma. She is
the developer of an innovative program to provide therapeutic support to the parents of anxious youth.

Dr. Merson completed her post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Integrated Center for Child Development (ICCD) where she conducted neuropsychological and developmental assessments of children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of three and twenty. She is experienced in evaluating individuals with a range of presenting problems including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention and executive functioning vulnerabilities, genetic conditions, and other psychiatric challenges. Based upon evaluation results, she is able to provide families with comprehensive recommendations regarding both educational and social-emotional interventions.

Prior to her work at ICCD, Dr. Merson completed a one-year, APA-approved internship at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. At Franciscan Hospital, she provided school-based mental health services, outpatient individual, group, and family therapy, and psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Merson’s previous training experiences also include providing school consultation and running evidence-based therapy groups through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

FACULTY/STAFF

Dr. Ryan J. Madigan

DIRECTOR

Dr. Nathan Lambright

DIRECTOR

Erin Clement, LICSW

DBT THERAPIST/CLINICIAN

Brinna Durney

PRACTICE MANAGER

Dr. Fairlee Fabrett

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Ashley Flynn, M.A., LMHC

DBT THERAPIST/CLINICIAN

Dr. Daniel Johnson

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Hart MacCardell

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Mikaila Madigan

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Dr. Joshua Masse

DIRECTOR OF PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY & YOUNG CHILD SERVICES

Dr. Rachel Merson

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

Alexis A. Reid, M.A.

DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTION COACHING AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Dr. Jackie Shapiro

DIRECTOR OF GROUP THERAPY & COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COACHING

Dr. Shilpee Sindwani

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TRAINING

Dr. Carolyn Snell

PEDIATRIC & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Clemente Vega

NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Kaitlyn Wilbur

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

Lianna Wilson, M.A.

CLINICAL EXTERN