Dr. Abigail Alido is a full-time clinical psychologist at the Boston Child Study Center – Los Angeles. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient psychiatric units, residential rehabilitation, and school settings. Dr. Alido is extensively trained in evidence-based psychotherapies, with an emphasis in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT). She approaches therapy with a multicultural lens and adapts evidence-based therapies to specific client needs.
Dr. Alido graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. She pursued her Psy.D., from the Loma Linda University Program in Clinical Psychology, where her research focused on program development and improvement for adolescents in a DBT program and culturally sensitive treatment for eating disorders. Dr. Alido obtained intensive training in DBT while a clinical extern at the Harbor – UCLA Medical Center. She piloted a DBT skills group at a high school in San Bernardino, CA and led DBT skills groups for parents and family members in the community. Dr. Alido completed her clinical internship at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center where she obtained training in psychodynamic therapy and provided individual, group, and couples therapy to diverse veterans with a wide range of mental health concerns. She then returned to California for a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare system where she obtained extensive training in evidence-based psychotherapies, including DBT, CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and provided individual and group therapy. Additionally, Dr. Alido takes a particular interest in understanding all aspects and intersections of her clients’ identities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation) through their own lens.