Richard Reilly Richard Reilly, PhD


  • Associate Professor
  • Counseling Department


  • PhD in Clinical/School Psychology, Derner Institute, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • MA in Clinical/School Psychology, Derner Institute, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • MA in Counseling, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  • BA in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Clinical Skills and Practicum I
  • Practicum II
  • Mental Health Counseling Internship I and II
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment
  • Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Research and Practice Interests

  • The development of integrative, affect-focused, pragmatic models of psychotherapy
  • Social justice, cultural and social class considerations in psychological theory and practice
  • Substance misuse and addictive disorders
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion in psychotherapy training and practice
  • Integrative couple therapy.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist in MA
  • Registrant, National Register of Health Service Psychologists


  • Excellence in Teaching Award - 2012. Shared with the Counseling Psychology Department. Commencement Exercises, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private practice, Cambridge, MA, with individuals, couples and families

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Faculty, Counseling & Psychology Program, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
  • Psychologist, Director of Group Therapy, Harvard Community Health Plan, Somerville, MA
  • Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, Director of Group Therapy, Trinity Mental Center, Framingham, MA
  • Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APADivision 29)
  • Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32)
  • Psychologists in Independent Practice (APA Division 42)