Raised in Montreal, Canada, I obtained a BA (Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in History and Literature from Harvard in 1982. I then taught high-school English, earned a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University (1986), and worked as a reporter and features writer. As a teacher, journalist and caretaker of a family member with chronic mental illness, I witnessed the devastation mental health disorders can wreak on human lives and was inspired to become a psychiatrist.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in 1996 and completed residency training at UMMS (Alpha Omega Alpha) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at MGH-McLean. I am board certified in both general and child/adolescent psychiatry.
In addition to private practice, I am Senior Consultant to the CAP Training Program and head of pediatric telepsychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance, a public sector, community-based system where I teach and supervise. I also consult pro bono to not-for-profits, including Partners in Health, Riverside Community Care, and the United World Colleges.
I live with my wonderful husband Stuart and am the proud mother of two young adult daughters.