Richard Wiggill is a Behavioral Tech-trained dialectical behavior therapist (DBT) at the Boston Child Study Center, where he provides evidence-based DBT, ACT, and CBT services. In addition, he is trained in DBT prolonged exposure (DBT PE) and DBT-PTSD – both evidence-based treatment protocols for addressing trauma and co-occurring suicidal behaviors.
He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, mood and behavior disorders, and problems related to impulsivity and emotion dysregulation. Richard’s active and dynamic style allows him to engage clients in the therapeutic process, assisting in the development of an open and genuine client-therapist relationship–a cornerstone of effective treatment.
Richard earned his graduate degree at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and completed his pre-graduate training through Dedham High School and the Home for Little Wanderers Longview Farm, where he provided individual therapy, group therapy, CANS assessments, and case management to youth and adolescents in public and residential school settings.
Prior to his work at BCSC, Richard received supervised training in individual DBT, DBT skills training and DBT skills integration groups, and parent coaching by Lin-Ann Ching, LICSW, founder and director of The Middle Path and co-director of Boston Child Study Center-Los Angeles. In addition, Richard facilitated DBT groups at the adult dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program at Arbour-Fuller Hospital and served as a team member at McLean Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program (ADATP), where he implemented evidence-based treatment for patients with opiate, benzodiazepine, and alcohol use disorders.