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ARIEL HANDY, PHD

Dr. Ariel Handy is a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma-related disorders, and mood disorders. Ariel is trained in several evidence-based treatment protocols, such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Prolonged Exposure (PE), CBT for insomnia (CBT-I).


Dr. Handy graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Psychology and Spanish, and later from the University of Texas at Austin with a PhD in clinical psychology. During her graduate training, Ariel completed clinical and research rotations at a variety of sites including Dell Medical School’s Bipolar Disorders Center and the Eating Recovery Center’s partial hospital program. During this time, Ariel also designed and taught courses in CBT to psychiatry residents at Dell Medical School.


Dr. Handy completed her predoctoral internship at McLean Hospital with a dual appointment at Harvard Medical School. At McLean Hospital, she worked predominantly within the Behavioral Health Partial Program. She completed additional clinical rotations within OnTrack, Appleton, and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute, and she 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.