Dr. KC Chiappa is a psychologist in Belmont, Massachusetts specializing in adolescent challenges, parenting, anxiety, depression, life transitions, drug and alcohol abuse, anger management, and family issues. Having completed his post-doctoral training and worked at McLean’s Hospital’s Adolescent Resident Treatment Program, he is especially passionate about working with adolescents. He also has experience in seeing young adults in their 20s who are living at home, and struggling to gain independence from their families.
Dr. Chiappa draws from a number of different treatment modalities. For adolescents struggling with substance use, he uses motivational interviewing and works collaboratively with clients, their families, and psychiatrists to gently guide them toward recovery. Other treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), existential therapy, and psychoanalytic therapy.
Dr. Chiappa received his Doctorate of Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and completed doctoral training at McLean Hospital’s Adolescent Resident Treatment Program, where he remained as a staff psychologist for an additional 4 years. In addition to his work with adolescents, he also sees young adults, college and grad students, adults, and parents. He creates a non-judgmental, open environment and is committed to ensuring his clients feel heard and validated.