Dr. Alex (“Allie”) Keller, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Fellow at Boston Child Study Center. She conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments with children, adolescents and young adults referred for a variety of cognitive and socioemotional concerns. She also provides acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
Dr. Keller received her B.S. in Biology from Cornell University before earning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. At Boston University, she received extensive training in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety for children, adolescents and young adults through The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). She also trained as a pre-doctoral extern at Hasbro Hospital’s Pediatric Neuropsychology Program, where she provided neuropsychological assessment to youth with developmental disorders and primary medical conditions. She additionally trained at Beth Israel’s Center for Early Detection, Assessment and Response to Risk (CEDAR), where she gained experience in the evidence-based assessment and treatment of youth at risk for schizophrenia and related conditions. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, where she worked on the hospital’s integrated care teams to provide psychological treatment to youth within pediatric primary care and within the Cambridge Public School system.
Dr. Keller’s research focuses on how information about a child’s cognitive functioning can better inform the ways in which they are treated for psychological conditions. She is passionate about tailoring psychosocial treatments to best fit individual children and their unique learning profiles, and in using neuropsychological assessment to better understand the mechanisms underlying mental illness in a child’s development.