Independent and fully licensed psychological and educational services
in Harvard Square and Wellesley Hills

Consultations and ongoing psychotherapy for individuals and families

Training and workshops offered for your organization


Christopher Willard's TEDx on Mindfulness and Stress for teens and the people who love them.

Clinical & Educational Experience


My work as a psychologist has included community mental health centers, hospitals, private clinics, schools and universities.  My first book, Child's Mind was published a few years back, and I recently published a workbook for anxious teens. Meanwhile, I am continuing to write and edit a number of other projects.

Currently, I teach at Lesley University and Harvard Medical School, and work part time in private practice as a therapist with a focus on mindfulness and a specialty in learning issues and anxiety.  I also train teachers, therapists and medical professionals in mindfulness practices through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, where I serve on the board of directors. In addition, I consult nationally and internationally to organizations and media about educational and psychological issues.  

I am licensed and insured as a psychologist and health services provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #9151. I received my doctorate from The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

On the personal side, I enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and writing.  




  • Featured in The New York Times, and, and and elsewhere
  • Faculty Harvard Medical School
  • Past presenter at The American Psychological Association, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Learning and the Brain, UCSD, Mass School Psych Association, PESI Seminars and elsewhere in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia
  • Workshops and consultation to dozens of schools, districts, clinics and universities
  • Board of Directors of the Mindfulness in Education Network
  • Board of Directors and Faculty at the Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy
  • Post-Doctoral Training at Tufts University
  • Pre-Doctoral Training at Wediko Children’s Services