Dr. Kristin Huang is a clinical and developmental psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals overcome adversity in both the US and abroad. She specializes in treating trauma and anxiety disorders, and addressing the consequences of violence and abuse. Dr. Huang has advanced training in evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, exposure and response prevention, and mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions, which she has used to effectively treat a wide range of difficulties in various community, outpatient, and partial hospital settings.
Dr. Huang earned her doctorate from Harvard University, where her work focused on understanding the developmental impact of childhood trauma. She then spent several years working in Latin America developing and running residential and school-based intervention programs for youth and families prior to completing her clinical training. She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship through the National Center for PTSD and the VA Boston Healthcare System, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. There she served as a member of the Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team and the PTSD Clinical Team, providing clinical care to male and female veterans, and conducted research focused on intimate partner violence.
After fellowship, Dr. Huang worked as a trauma specialist at Brandeis University where she was instrumental in establishing a Rape Crisis Center on campus, providing trauma-related services, and establishing a campus-based DBT program. Following this work, she was recruited by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health to serve as Chief of Behavioral Health of the Wellesley practice, and Chief of Subspecialty Services for the larger medical organization, covering 29 sites and serving over 675,000 patients. In this latter role, she was responsible for developing specialty service lines to provide evidence-based care to address trauma, personality disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
After many years in the Boston area, Dr. Huang is proud to call North Carolina home. She is now focused on developing her private practice, and continuing to provide effective care to individuals and families.