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Joan Wheelis, M.D.


Dr. Wheelis received her M.D. from Boston University and completed her psychiatric residency at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA in 1989. She founded Two Brattle Center in 1996 and has been its Director since that time. In addition to her work at Two Brattle Center, Dr. Wheelis is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and teaches at the joint Massachusetts General Hospital / McLean Hospital Psychiatric Residency Program. Additionally, Dr. Wheelis is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. In 1997, Dr. Wheelis began training with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has been a DBT Trainer with Btech since 2002. Currently Dr. Wheelis is the DBT consultant for the Gunderson Residence at McLean Hospital, and Director of the Adult DBT Training Clinic. Dr. Wheelis's interests include the treatment of borderline personality disorder and suicidal behavior.

Matthew Jerram, Ph.D.

Affiliate Psychologist

Matthew Jerram received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in 2002 after completing his internship at the Brockton/West Roxbury VAMC. He completed his postdoctoral training at Two Brattle Center. He earned his B.A. in psychology and M.L.A. in the History of Ideas at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Jerram is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is a member of the Two Brattle Center DBT Consultation Team. Additionally he has extensive clinical experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Jerram is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Ricardo Benitez, B.S.

Information Technology Director

Ricardo Benitez received a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. As part of the TBC team, he serves as the Information Technology Director.

Raquel Dillem Pa

Office Manager

Raquel Dillem Pa graduated from Liceu Muniz Freire in Cachoeiro De Itapemirim - ES, Brazil. She worked as an elementary school teacher. Her managerial experience includes office management in both Brazil and in the United States. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Ardith Welwood, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Certified Executive Coach

Ardith received her Master of Arts from Lesley University in psychology in 1998. Earning her license as a Mental Health Counselor in 2000, Ardith has training and experience in several treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

In 2006 Ardith completed an executive coaching six day intensive program through the College of Executive coaching conducted by Dr. Jeffery Auerbach. She incorporates her action oriented business and professional coaching skills into her psychotherapy practice and also provides goal oriented peak performance coaching to individuals.

Through Harvard Law School in 2014, Ardith became certified in Negotiations and Difficult Conversations.

Currently, Ardith is in private psychotherapy practice and is the founder and CEO of Boston Accountability in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She conducts DBT and ACT with individuals, couples and families.


Kelly Urban, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Kelly received her Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara in 2010. She earned her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology at the University of Connecticut.

She worked at McLean Hospital's 3East Cambridge Residence, a community based residence that utilizes DBT and CBT to help young women increase their independence and skills, as they transition out of treatment. Currently, Kelly is in private practice and also works at the Asperger/Autism Network, where she specializes in working with adults on the Autism Spectrum.


Hila Ben-Levi, Psy.D.

Affiliate Psychologist

Hila received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College (MSPP) in 2005, after completing her internship at the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital, and at The Human Relations Service in Wellesley, MA. Originally from Israel, she earned her B.A. in Human Development and her M.A. in Counseling, from Tel-Aviv University.

She served as the Assistant Clinical Director at the Human Relations Service, a community mental health agency and a College Counseling Center, where she provided direct clinical services, supervision, and consultation to various school systems, and crisis interventions.

In addition to practicing Adult DBT at Two Brattle Center, she is also a Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Fellow at McLean hospital’s 3EAST, a specialized DBT program for adolescents and young adults.

She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and has a special interest in working with trauma survivors, and in delivering evidence-based treatment.



Carol Chu, Ph.D.

Affiliate Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

Carol received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University in 2018 and completed her internship at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School. She earned her B.S. in Psychology / Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Carol has experience providing DBT, CBT, and ACT to adults in clinical and research settings. She has also authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles on the prediction and prevention of suicide and suicide-related behaviors. Carol is currently an Army STARRS / Military Suicide Research Consortium postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and a clinical research scholar at McLean Hospital.

Brian Boyle, M.D.

Affiliate Psychiatrist

Brian received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed the Massachusetts General Hospital / McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, where he served as Chief Resident of Psychotherapy and the Program in Psychodynamics. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at Yale College. His interests include biological, analytical, and organizational psychiatry. He holds a faculty position in the McLean Neurotherapeutics department, where he serves on the ketamine and electroconvulsive therapy services. He is Co-founder and President of Measured Wellness, PLLC, a private psychiatric practice in Boston which aims to improve care through the integration of technology. Having completed the one-year fellowship in psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI), as well as trained in the Mentalization Based Treatment Clinic at McLean.


Miriam R. Rowan, Psy.D.

Affiliate Psychologist

Miriam is a Staff Psychologist within McLean Hospital’s 3East Program and Instructor in Psychology, Part-Time at Harvard Medical School.  Miriam earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the P.G.S.P.-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, where she trained at Stanford Medicine, the Palo Alto VA, and Kaiser Permanente.  She completed a combined child and adult focused pre-doctoral internship at Woodhull Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals in Brooklyn, NY and a postdoctoral fellowship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at McLean's 3East Girls Intensive Residential DBT Program.  She has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), DBT Family Therapy as well as DBT for PTSD.  Her clinical expertise includes treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and eating disorders.  She focuses on providing care to adolescents, young adults, and families, and also specializes in working with dancers, athletes, and performers.

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