About Frank McNamara

Frank McNamara, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for the past forty years and worked at Harvard University's Bureau of Study Counsel from 1995 until 2019. In countless individual and group meetings over the years at Harvard he talked with graduate and undergraduate students about their academic and personal concerns, and consulted regularly with faculty and administration about approaches to helping students. Dr. McNamara taught the Course in Reading and Study Strategies at Harvard and conducted numerous workshops on effective approaches to studying, time management, stress management and related subjects. He supervised a graduate student peer-counseling group, and had been a member of Harvard College's Board of Freshman Advisers. He and a colleague also facilitated a group for graduate students called "What Are You Doing With Your Life?" The group is now offered to the general community through their combined private practice.

Dr. McNamara was also a Senior Instructor at the School of Psychology and Counseling at Cambridge College where he taught classes on holistic approaches to psychotherapy.

Prior to 1995, he worked and trained in a range of clinical settings, including McLean Hospital, the Behavioral Medicine Program at Cambridge Hospital, Salem State College, the Trauma Clinic (at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Human Resources Institute), Boston Emergency Services Team, and several community counseling centers in the Boston area.


B.A., Psychology, U. of Massachusetts

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Lesley University

Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology