Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, Ph.D.


PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychologist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Boston University 1994
anxiety disorders; attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders; child of impaired parents; childhood anxiety disorders; cognitive behavioral therapy; inhibition (psychology); panic disorder; temperament

Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD is co-founder and co-director of the Mass General Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, and an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She specializes in CBT with children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Hirshfeld-Becker has particular expertise in treating anxiety in preschool and early elementary school children.

Dr. Hirshfeld-Becker’s research interests focus on identifying early temperamental, behavioral and familial risk factors for childhood disorders and on using this information to develop preventative interventions.