Carolyn Snell Ph.D.


Dr. Snell received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 2011. She completed a clinical internship in child psychology at Stanford Children's Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Boston Children's Hospital. She is currently an Attending Psychologist in the Medical Psychology and Psychiatry Clinic at Boston Children's, where she works with children and adolescents with a variety of medical conditions to address coping and adjustment, procedural anxiety and treatment adherence, among other concerns. She is an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, teaching and supervising psychology interns and fellows. She is also the psychologist for the Boston Children's Cystic Fibrosis team, providing assessments, clinic-based interventions and therapy for youth with CF, as well as participating in clinical training of mental health staff and in quality improvement and research projects. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and other medical conditions, using evidence-based treatments such as CBT and ACT to address problems such as anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Her research interests include adapting empirically supported therapies for medical populations.