Emily Gagen

Emily Gagen, Ph.D

Director – M-PATH

Emily Gagen, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Brookline Community Mental Health Center. She is the director of the Massachusetts Psychosis Access and Triage Hub (M-PATH) and is also a member of the team at the Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk (CEDAR). She conducts diagnostic evaluations and provides individual psychotherapy to CEDAR clients.

Dr. Gagen has worked with individuals with psychosis and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders for 15 years and specializes in the treatment of young adults with early psychosis. She is particularly interested in the relevance of adolescent and early adulthood development and social relationships to an individual’s experience of their symptoms. Dr. Gagen is also interested in metacognitive perspectives on psychosis and utilizes an integrative and metacognitively – focused approach in her work with clients.

Dr. Gagen earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Connecticut College and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the mentorship of David Penn, Ph.D. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis with Paul Lysaker, Ph.D., and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center. She is currently an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.