Dr. Sarah Samuelson
Director of the Trauma Therapy Program
Dr. Sarah Samuelson is the Director of the Trauma Therapy Program at the Boston Child Study Center. She specializes in providing evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to children, adolescents and adults. She is committed to working collaboratively with individuals and families to provide culturally-responsive treatment for anxiety, mood, and trauma-related symptoms, as well as co-occurring self-harm and suicidal behaviors, with an openness and respect for each person’s intersectional identities.
Dr. Samuelson received her Bachelor of Arts at Tufts University. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Program, where her training involved the assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan at sites including the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She completed her predoctoral internship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship in the 3East Adolescent DBT Residential Program at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She has advanced training in DBT-PTSD and the DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure) Protocol for PTSD. In addition to her work at the Boston Child Study Center, Dr. Samuelson is a member of the Teaching Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.