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Sarah A. McHugh, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Sarah McHugh, PhD, is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist with Lifespan’s Pediatric Anxiety Research Center at Bradley Hospital. She is experienced in treating a wide range of issues with special interests in anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and co-occurring emotion dysregulation.
She has collaborated on medical research published in academic journals, presentations, and book chapters. Dr. McHugh's research interests include examining menstrual cycle effects on psychopathology, including cyclical worsening in anxiety, mood symptoms, and suicidal ideation, and exploring dialectical behavior therapy as a treatment for those with menstrual cycle-linked symptom changes.
Dr. McHugh earned master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in addition to a certificate in quantitative psychology. She completed an internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s clinical child psychology specialty program.
She is a member of the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Pediatric Anxiety Research Center
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
- Post Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School
- Fellowship: Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
- Internship: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University