Laura Curtiss Feder, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Wellesley and Newton, Massachussetts. Dr. Feder received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University and then went on for her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her doctoral training included working at several New York City hospitals, including Bellevue, Beth Israel and St. Luke’s Roosevelt as well as multiple local university counseling centers and psychoanalytic training institutes.
Dr. Feder completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute where she also received specialized training in working with eating disorders, compulsions and addictions, adolescents and individuals who identify as lesbian/gay/queer/transgender. She has written and presented at professional conferences on the topics of substance abuse, behavioral addictions, psychological symptoms related to dermatological conditions, camp-based leadership programs and psychotherapy with artists.
Dr. Feder co-edited the landmark textbook Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence and Treatment with Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D. for Elsevier Academic Press. She still consults as a staff psychologist to Dr. Rosenberg's integrative addiction practice, Upper East Health.
Dr. Feder consults with a variety of medical practices, healthcare companies and camp-based programs in New England and beyond.