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ARIEL HANDY, PHD

Dr. Ariel Handy is a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology who specializes in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals with anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Handy is foundationally trained in DBT and is also trained in a variety of evidence-based protocols including exposure and response prevention (ERP) and prolonged exposure (PE). Dr. Handy also has specific expertise in women’s mental health.


Dr. Handy graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Psychology and Spanish. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she trained at several sites such as the Eating Recovery Center’s partial hospital program and Dell Medical School’s Bipolar Disorders Center and Women’s Reproductive Mental Health clinic. At Dell Medical School, Dr. Handy also taught courses in CBT to psychiatry residents.


Dr. Handy completed her predoctoral internship at McLean Hospital’s Behavioral Health Partial Program. At McLean, she completed clinical rotations within OnTrack’s first-episode psychosis clinic, Appleton’s residential psychosis program, and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute. She also completed a research rotation in the Center for Excellence in Women's Mental Health. Ariel maintains research appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.