About Dr. Stone
My goal is to help parents of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders to understand their children’s strengths and weaknesses and to learn strategies to manage their children’s behavior and improve their relationships with them.
I attended Wellesley College and earned a B.A. in psychology. Later I studied child development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where I earned my doctorate. Throughout my career I have been especially interested in the ways that children grow and change. In time I realized that my greatest pleasure was in working with children in clinical situations.
Over the years I have worked in public and private outpatient settings. I served as a staff psychologist and later Clinic Director of Stoney Brook Counseling Center in Chelmsford. In 1987 I joined colleagues to found the group, Meetinghouse Psychological Associates, LLP, in Chelmsford. In the last decade I have moved most of my practice to Newton Highlands, but I continue to work a day a week at Meetinghouse in Chelmsford.
I enjoy working with families to determine the best approach to the concerns they bring to my office. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with children to address and anxiety and depression. I also use EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) to address the disruptive emotional effects of traumatic events. EMDR is also a useful approach to anxiety and some compulsive behaviors. I trained at the Yale Child Conduct Clinic in Parent Management Training. Last year I completed the Tier 1 intensive training in Collaborative Problem Solving with the Thinkkids group at Massachusetts General Hospital. Over the years I have learned that an essential component to improving children’s behavior is to teach parents to interact differently with their children.
I find it useful to have a range of strategies to draw upon. People and families are diverse; with a range of skills I can tailor my approach to the needs and style of the child or family.
- Level I and Level II training in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing)
- Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist #3145
- American Psychological Association
- Massachusetts Psychological Association
- Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
- EMDR International Association