Lily Konowitz, Ph.D.

Lily Konowitz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lily Konowitz is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Counseling Psychology at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to adolescents and young adults with complex trauma, major depressive disorder, and suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). In addition to this, she conducts comprehensive assessments for children and adolescents experiencing diverse cognitive and socioemotional concerns.

Dr. Konowitz obtained a B.S. in Psychology and Political Science from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. During her graduate studies, she worked as a school psychology intern for Chelmsford Public Schools, providing evidence-based therapies to school-aged children with emotional issues. She also worked in the college counseling center at Bentley University, providing individually tailored and group therapy to older adolescents and young adults. Dr. Konowitz has practicum experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provided brief comprehensive assessments to students in various Massachusetts schools and patients at Butler Hospital’s Adolescent Inpatient Unit.

During her pre-doctoral internship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, she worked with individuals and families with acute mental health concerns experiencing systemic barriers. Her research focuses on adolescent purpose development and how fostering a sense of purpose can promote positive youth development. Dr. Konowitz’s dissertation research centered on adolescent girls from marginalized backgrounds and how their sense of purpose motivated them despite facing adversities. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on adolescent development and purpose.