LAURA AUSTIN, PHD
Dr. Laura Austin is a postdoctoral fellow who specializes in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy to children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.
She is trained in a variety of additional evidence-based treatments, including the Adolescent Behavioral Activation Program (A-BAP) and the FIRST (Feeling Calm, Increasing Motivation, Repairing Thoughts, Solving Problems, and Trying the Opposite) Program, a principle-guided approach to child and adolescent therapy. She also has had specialized training in comprehensive neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents.
Dr. Austin graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University. During her doctoral education, she received training at a variety of community outpatient and hospital-based settings, including McLean Hospital, Bradley Hospital, The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, and Concord Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Community Services Institute in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she provided long-term trauma-focused treatment in a community outpatient setting for clients across the lifespan. Dr. Austin is also a postdoctoral fellow at Concord Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, where she provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental, learning, psychological, socioemotional, and executive functioning challenges.