Dr. Lyndsey Moran

Lyndsey Moran

Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dr. Lyndsey Moran is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at the Boston Child Study Center. She provides direct clinical care and supervision of externs, post-doctoral fellows, and licensed clinicians. She specializes in evidence-based treatments for adolescents and young adults with difficulties in emotion regulation, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, and co-occurring suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).

Dr. Moran received her B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Dartmouth College before earning her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington. At the University of Washington, she completed a three-year advanced clinical practicum in DBT under the supervision of DBT’s creator, Dr. Marsha Linehan. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School with a focus on providing DBT + Prolonged Exposure and DBT PTSD for treating trauma with co-occurring life-threatening behaviors.

In addition to her work at the Boston Child Study Center, Dr. Moran is a research consultant and clinical supervisor at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moran’s research focuses on developmental processes connecting emotion reactivity and regulation to risk and resilience across child development, as well as clinical evaluations of the effectiveness of DBT.

Dr. Moran is committed to providing culturally responsive therapy that holds true to the science of empirically supported treatments while thoughtfully adapting to and honoring each individual’s multiple identities.