It all starts with our behaviors.
Ariel Handy, PhD is a licensed psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Handy is foundationally trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and has extensive training in exposure therapy. She also has specific expertise in women's mental health.
Dr. Handy received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Clinical Internship at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Handy is actively engaged in research at McLean Hospital.
Dr. Handy provides evidence-based behavioral therapy for young adults and adults. This includes prolonged exposure for PTSD; exposure and response prevention for OCD, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and eating disorders; and modified treatments for co-occurring disorders (e.g., OCD and eating disorders). Dr. Handy also provides DBT skills training for individuals with difficulty regulating their emotions.
In addition to therapy, Dr. Handy also provides psychodiagnostic evaluations, which may help diagnose and clarify concerns regarding an individual's behavior, personality traits, mood, and emotional functioning. They are particularly useful in differentiating between multiple coexisting psychological disorders. Please note: this is NOT a neuropsychological evaluation and does not diagnose concerns such as learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism.