About Dr. Abigail McNally

An experienced psychologist, Dr. Abigail McNally currently consults with patients at her Harvard Square office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She works individually with adolescents and adults, as well as with couples and families. In addition to a general focus on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and meaning-making, Dr. Abigail McNally maintains expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and borderline personality disorder. In her practice, she utilizes an integrative and individually tailored approach, incorporating advanced training in psychoanalysis, dialectical-behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing. As well, Dr. McNally is currently an advanced candidate in the General Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). Beyond her private practice, Dr. Abigail McNally has served in clinical leadership positions throughout her career. She was formerly the Assistant Clinical Director of the Laurel Hill Inn (LHI), an intensive residential treatment program for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. At LHI, she conducted process groups and intensive individual psychodynamic psychotherapy with eating disorder patients, while also supervising clinical staff. Dr. Abigail McNally has also served as the Director of Psychology Training at Two Brattle Center (TBC) in Cambridge. At TBC, she held responsibility for the gamut of pre- and postdoctoral training of psychological professionals, including teaching and supervision. This facility specializes in dialectical-behavioral, psychodynamic, and integrative treatment of suicidality and borderline personality disorder. Outside of her work with patients, Dr. Abigail McNally has participated in leadership of professional organizations. She has served as the Membership Chair and Member-at-Large for the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (MAPP). She is also currently an elected Candidate Representative for the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). Dr. Abigail McNally has also presented research and theoretical papers across a wide variety of venues, including at the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Dr. Abigail McNally earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from Boston University. Focusing on clinical psychology, she completed a dissertation entitled “Motivational Interventions for Problematic Alcohol Use: In Search of the Mechanisms of Action.” She finished a Master of Arts in Psychology at the same institution and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Throughout her education, Dr. McNally has been the recipient of several awards, including an Undergraduate Teaching and Research fellowship from Brown University and a fellowship from the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Work History

Work History

Psychologist

Private Practice