Abigail M. McNally, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
About Dr. Abigail McNally
Dr. Abby McNally has over twenty years of education and professional experience in clinical psychology. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Brown University, an MA in Psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University. She was a Fellow at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Mental Health Center for her graduate internship year, and thereafter completed post-graduate fellowships at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). Finally, Dr. McNally has additionally completed a 4-year advanced training program in Adult Psychoanalysis at MIP.
Having maintained a private practice in Harvard Square for over fifteen years, Dr. McNally has held several additional clinic- and university-based postiions. She formerly served as Assistant Clinical Director of the Laurel Hill Inn Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center, as Psychology Training Director at Two Brattle Center, as Clinical Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and as Supervising Faculty at the Smith College School of Social Work. She has also held adjunct assistant professorships at Boston University and Lasell College. Dr. McNally is currently a faculty member of the the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.
An active leader in her professional community, Dr. McNally has previously served as Secretary, Member-at-Large, and Membership Chair of the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. At the Massachusetts Insitute for Psychoanalysis, Dr. McNally has served as Candidate Representative to the Board and Training Committee member, and is currently Co-Chair of MIP's Curriculum Committee. She is also a past winner of the UTRA Teaching and Research Fellowship at Brown University and of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Early Career Fellowship.
Dr. McNally has presented at the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Research Society on Alcoholism. Current theoretical interests include psychotherapy integration, complexity theory, and dissociative experience.