Rachel Lerner, M.A.


Rachel Lerner is a clinical extern at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides supervised parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for children, adolescents, and their families.

Rachel received her B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, Rachel is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Clark University, where she received her master’s degree in psychology. She has completed clinical practicums at Camp Baker at Judge Baker Children’s Center, the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO), Student Counseling Services at UMass Medical School, and the Center for Couples and Families at Clark University. She has experience providing evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder.

Rachel’s research broadly examines parent-child relationships and parents’ roles in fostering children’s academic achievement, motivation, and well-being. She is currently focusing on children with ADHD and investigating factors that help children and families manage successfully.