Dr. Reid's Background

Gerald Reid, Ph.D.


Dr. Gerald Reid is a licensed psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neuropsychological assessment, and sport psychology consultation, with a focus on anxiety and emotion regulation. Dr. Reid has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University's School of Education and a masters degree from Boston University's School of Medicine in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine, with specialized training and experience in sport psychology through BU's School of Education. Dr. Reid earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.

Dr. Reid had three years of expert training and successful practical experience implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the world renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. There, he was a supervisor for a junior-level doctoral student in training.

At Boston University, Dr. Reid served as the project manager for the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention research lab under Drs. Melissa Holt and Jennifer Greif Green (see publications below).

Dr. Reid completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard University affiliated teaching hospital, within the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP), where he gained expert training and successful practical experience in neuropsychological assessment. His training and experience in school-based psychoeducational assessment was with Metrowest Neuropsychology

Dr. Reid completed an internship at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut where he served as an individual and group therapist using an evidence-based and integrative approach to therapy. He successfully completed a year-long training as a mobile crisis clinician conducting crisis/risk assessments and providing interventions within the community and schools.

Dr. Reid's additional training sites include the Boston Child Study Center (BCSC) where he provided evidence-based therapy for emotion/behavioral regulation and co-led a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills training group. He also completed training at Wentworth Institute of Technology's Center for Wellness and Disability Services, where he provided integrated psychotherapy for a range of presenting problems. Additionally, he received training at the Triumph Center for Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Counseling where he provided group counseling for the development of social skills, self-esteem, and emotion/behavioral regulation. There, he served as camp co-director, as well. Dr. Reid has also worked as a research associate conducting clinical assessment and coding therapy sessions on a project related to youth depression at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) through the COPE project under Dr. Dikla Eckshtain. Additionally, he assisted in providing executive-function based intervention for youth with High Functioning Autism through the GAMES research project under Dr. Susan Faja at Boston Children's Hospital

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Reid is currently a Part-Time Faculty Member at Boston University's Wheelock College of Education and Human Development serving as an instructor for graduate-level courses on Counseling and a research associate. He is also a Clinical Consultant for school-based counselors through the CARES project at Harvard University under Dr. John Weisz. 

In summary, Dr. Reid is highly specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), especially for the treatment of anxiety and emotion regulation, although he integrates principles from other psychological approaches when appropriate. He has been very successful with his deep understanding of and attention to the therapeutic process, his vast training experiences, and his appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual, their experiences, and their stories. Dr. Reid views therapy as a nuanced integration of science, art, relationship, skill, and theory. He combines his various skills and approaches to achieve therapy goals, transcending across various areas of one's life. 

Dr. Reid also has specialized sport psychology training. He works with athletes to address performance-related challenges, as well as mental health clinical issues, when applicable (see: Sport Psychology).

See below for a list of Dr. Reid's publications and media presence.

Dr. Reid's Publications and Media


Ask the psychologist: How die-hard fans can cope with intense emotions over the Super Bowl (USA Today Sports)

- Link to news article/interview

Reid, GM, Green, JG, Felix, E, & Holt, MK (2018). Perceived consequences of hazing exposure during the first year of college: Associations with childhood victimization. Journal of American College Health.

- Link to journal article

Potential Harms of Hazing, by Gerald Reid, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds)

- Link to news article

Reid, GM, Grills, A Mian, N, Reid, AA, Merson, R, & Langer, DL (2017). Using research- informed pedagogical practices to maximize learning in youth cognitive-behavioral therapy. Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2(2), 82-95.  

- Link to journal article


SED Doctoral Student Applies Pedagogical Framework to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Boston University News from 2017)

- Link to news article


Green, JG, Comer, J, Nadeau, M, Donaldson, A, Elkins, M, Reid, GM, & Pincus, D  (2016). School functioning and use of school-based accommodations by treatment-seeking anxious children. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 

- Link to journal article


Reid, GM, Green, JG, Holt, MK, Espelage, DL, & Bowman, CE (2016).  Perceived social support and mental health among first-year college students with a history of bullying victimization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-11. 

- Link to article

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience: How victimization affects young adults’ transition to college (Boston University News, BU Today: Special Report)

- Link to news article


Holt, MK, & Reid, GM (2016). School violence and bullying. In Cuevas, C., & Rennison, C.  (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Psychology of Violence. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. 

- Link to book chapter


Giges, B, & Reid, GM (2016). Awareness, self-awareness and mindfulness: The application  of theory to practice. In Baltzell, A. (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Mindfulness and Performance. Cambridge. 

- Link to book chapter


Green, JG, Holt, MK, Kwong, L, Reid, GM, Xuan, Z, & Comer, JS (2015). School- and  classroom-based supports for children following the 2013 Boston Marathon attack and  manhunt. School Mental Health, 7(2), 81-91. 

- Link to journal article


Holt, MK, Vivolo, AM, Polanin, JR, Holland, KM, DeGue, S, Matjasko, JL. . . . Reid, GM (2015). Bullying and suicidal ideation and behaviors: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 135(2). 

- Link to journal article

- Link to news article


Holt, MK, Green, JG, Reid, GM, Dimeo, A, Espelage, DL, Felix, E, . . . Sharkey, J (2014).  Associations between past bullying experiences and initial adjustment to college. Journal of American College Health, 62(8), 552-560. 

- Link to journal article


Holt, MK, Matjasko, JL, Espelage, DL, Reid, GM & Koenig, B (2013). Sexual risk-taking  and bullying among adolescents. Pediatrics, 132(6), e1481-e1487.  

- Link to journal article

 - American Educational Research Association Division E (Counseling Psychology) distinguished research award in 2014.