Frank McNamara, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for the past thirty years and has worked at Harvard University’s Bureau of Study Counsel since 1995. In countless individual and group meetings over the years at Harvard he has talked with graduate and undergraduate students about their academic and personal concerns, and has consulted regularly with faculty and administration about approaches to helping students. Dr. McNamara is an instructor of the Harvard University Course in Reading and Study Strategies and has conducted numerous workshops on effective approaches to studying, time management, stress management and related subjects. He supervises a graduate student peer-counseling group, and has been a member of Harvard College’s Board of Freshman Advisers. A number of years ago he and a colleague started a group for graduate students called “What Are You Doing With Your Life?” The group is now offered to the general community through their combined private practice.
Dr. McNamara is also a Senior Instructor at the School of Psychology and Counseling at Cambridge College where he teaches classes on holistic approaches to psychotherapy.
Prior to 1995, Frank worked and trained in a range of clinical settings, including McLean Hospital, the Behavioral Medicine Program at Cambridge Hospital, Salem State College, the Trauma Clinic (at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Human Resources Institute), Boston Emergency Services Team, and several community counseling centers in the Boston area.