BIO

Dr. Lisa Machoian is a national expert on adolescent mental health, with a specialty in girls and the psychology of women. A Harvard trained developmental psychologist, psychotherapist and former faculty member and director of Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gender Studies, she is the author of the first and only definitive book on girls’ depression: The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression.  Dr. Machoian was a member of the Harvard Project on Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development. She is a frequent speaker and consultant to organizations, foundations, schools, and to families nationally and internationally. She has been an invited speaker for Harvard Medical School Conferences, The Department of Health and Human Services, The Chapin School, and The Collegiate School, Notre Dame Preporatory Academy, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, amongst others. She has been featured on NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, National Public Radio, and in The New York Times Online Room for Debate, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Parents Magazine, the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and the Palm Beach Post. She has been a columnist for “Ask an Expert” for Parenting Teens Online and is on the expert advisory board for the Beacon Street Girls and B’tween Productions.  Dr. Machoian holds a doctorate and master’s degree from Harvard University.