Founder and Director, New England Center for OCD and Anxiety

NECOA Boston

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked to improve the psychological well-being of children, teens and families for nearly 20 years.  After teaching as a tenured professor in the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology at Suffolk University for 9 years, she is now an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where she founded the McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) and serves as a Senior Clinical Consultant at McLean Hospital. She is the current President of the Association for Contextual Behavior Science, and serves on the Pediatric and Clinical Advisory Boards of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and parenting and is the author of The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician's Guide for Supporting Parents, Stuff That's Loud: A Teen's Guide to Unspiraling when OCD Gets Noisy, and Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway.  She and Dr. Phoebe Moore are currently writing a book on treating adolescents with OCD and anxiety that is due out in 2021 with Guilford Press. To contact her directly, email

Psychologist (MA) #9109



Founder and Director, New England Center for OCD and Anxiety


   Carlos E. Rivera, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who directs The New England Center for OCD and Anxiety in New York City. His role includes providing individual, parenting, and group therapy to youth, and adults; supervising students in training; coaching and consulting clinicians; conducting research in parenting, and developing training programs for individuals and clinicians. 

       Dr. Rivera specializes in the treatment of OCD and anxiety and related disorders such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other Mindfulness-based interventions. His clinical and research interests include the development of acceptance- and mindfulness-based therapies, and their adaptation and dissemination to Spanish Speaking communities, including Latin American countries and the Latinx community in the United States. 

 Dr. Rivera completed his Ph.D. at Suffolk University in Boston, and his clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. He has also worked and trained at places including The Child and Adolescent OCD Institute at McLean Hospital, The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA), and the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). 

To contact him directly, email

Psychologist MA #11326 & NY #024776



New England Center for OCD and Anxiety Co-Founder

Phoebe S. Moore, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of adults, children, teens and families affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders since 1998.  Dr. Moore joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center in 2004 and then came to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2011.  She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UMASS.  Dr. Moore specializes in in exposure with response prevention (E/RP) for OCD, and she also uses exposure-focused, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatments to treat anxiety disorders such as social phobia, generalized anxiety, and separation anxiety.  She regularly incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her clinical work, and has co-developed with Dr. Coyne a parenting protocol using ACT to help parents of children with OCD and/or anxiety to thrive in their parenting role.  



New England Center for OCD and Anxiety 

NECOA Boston and Los Angeles

Evelyn Gould is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Behavior Analyst who has been working with families for almost two decades. She is passionate about taking an individualized approach to supporting children and young people, and empowering parents. Evelyn trained under Dr Coyne, at the McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.), in addition to having extensive experience supporting families of children and young people with chronic mental health and behavioral challenges across a wide variety of settings. She has particular expertise in supporting Autistic individuals, and strives to provide a safe, affirmative, compassionate and empowering space for both Neurodiverse and LGBTQIA youth. She is a Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital (Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), and a Research Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her work reflects personal and professional values of authenticity, compassion, social justice, and cultural humility. Evelyn has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on assessment and treatment, and frequently presents around the globe at professional conferences and other events.
Psychologist (CA) #31701
Behavior Analyst (MA) #2122