Laura Nelson Darling, M.A.
Laura Nelson Darling is a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides supervised dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
Laura is currently a doctoral student and clinician within the Clinical Psychology program at Boston University. She has a strong background in evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of psychological disorders, including social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobias, depression, and selective mutism. Prior to her graduate studies, Laura was a clinical research coordinator working primarily with children on the autism spectrum in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Laura’s research focuses on evidence-based interventions for emotion dysregulation in childhood and the psychophysiological mechanisms underlying risk and treatment response. Additionally, she contributes to several ongoing research projects including a study evaluating shared decision making in youth psychotherapy, and a multi-site pragmatic trial comparing the effectiveness of online- and therapist-administered CBT for youth with anxiety in pediatric health care settings.