Dr. André is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for youth and families with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, selective mutism, mood, and attention disorders. In addition, Dr. André is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole and has experience in providing culturally-sensitive interventions for individuals and their families.
Dr. André graduated with honors from Williams College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. After two years of doing research with children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders at Boston University, she remained in Boston to pursue her graduate training at Suffolk University where she earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout graduate school, Dr. André received extensive clinical training at McLean Hospital Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute, Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, ABCD Head Start, and Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents (NESCA). She also conducted clinical work at a community health center in Quito, Ecuador through the Ecuador Professional Preparation Program.
Dr. André completed her predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she rotated in the emergency department, the psychiatry outpatient clinic, the neuropsychology department, the atopic dermatitis center, and the psychiatry consultation service. Her primary placements were in the outpatient clinic, where she provided individual therapy to children and adolescents in English and Spanish, and in the psychiatry consultation service where she conducted psychiatric evaluations and brief interventions for children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of medical and psychiatric conditions. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at BCSC, where she received intensive training in CBT, DBT, PCIT as well as evidence-based interventions for selective mutism.
Dr. André is co-leader for the socio-emotional learning group for young children and the DBT skills training group for middle-schoolers. She is also an active member of BCSC’s selective mutism team and she attends the SMA and PCIT conferences regularly.