Dr. Sara Kaplan-Levy
Dr. Kaplan-Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for youth and families with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, mood, disruptive behavior, and attention disorders. Dr. Kaplan-Levy also provides caregiver coaching to support family members’ progress in treatment, and has training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a caregiver-based treatment program for caregivers of children and adolescents experiencing anxiety and/or OCD.
Dr. Kaplan-Levy earned her BA in psychology and math from Tufts University. She received her MA in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, before earning her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Kaplan-Levy completed her pre-doctoral internship at Andrus Children’s Center in Yonkers, New York, where she provided individual, group, and family therapy in a community mental health setting. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital’s Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) program, where she provided treatment to adolescents within an acute treatment setting.
Dr. Kaplan-Levy strives to create a warm environment in which individuals can feel safe to explore their intersecting identities, share about their distress, connect with their values, and build a sense of agency to make effective changes in their lives.