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.). She is a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Trainer, and a Faculty member of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) 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 Parentsand Stuff That's Loud: A Teen's Guide to Unspiraling when OCD Gets Noisy.  She and Dr. Phoebe Moore are currently writing a book on treating adolescents with OCD and anxiety that is due out in 2020 with Guilford Press. To contact her directly, email



New England Center for OCD and Anxiety Co-Founder

NECOA Central MA

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.  To contact her directly, email



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

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