Heather Thompson-Brenner, Ph.D.

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Clinical Practice

I am a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Cambridge. I have training and experience in psychotherapy integration, particularly including cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy. In other words, I try to facilitate my patients’ awareness and acceptance of emotional and personal experiences, while helping them overcome symptoms and attain their goals. I have specialized in treating eating disorders and anxiety disorders, but I am interested in the full range of problems that people experience in the course of their lives. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Michigan, with additional postdoctoral training and experience at Harvard University and the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University.


Currently an Associate Adjunct Professor in Clinical Psychology at Boston University, I was previously the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders for over ten years. My research has been supported by grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, including a Career Development Award, and from Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and private sources. I currently work as a consultant to eating disorders treatment facilities, including the Renfrew Center. I have over forty articles in press or published, and a book in press with Guilford Press on the topic of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders.


​contact information

​address: 6 Bigelow Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

phone: 617 276 7766

​email: heatherthompsonbrenner@gmail.com