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Christopher B. Harte, Ph.D.


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Christopher Harte, Ph.D., psychologist, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, anxiety, phobia, depression, disability, PTSD, OCD

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Harte is a clinical psychologist committed to helping clients live more purposeful, fulfilling, and rewarding lives. His approach to treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is considered the "gold standard" therapy for mood and anxiety conditions. CBT entails learning to identify, challenge, and change the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that keep you stuck, so that you can develop adaptive and effective ways to live your life in the most meaningful way possible. Dr. Harte's clinical focus is twofold. He is an expert in behavioral medicine, offering psychological interventions for health conditions such as sexual dysfunction, insomnia, weight management difficulties, tinnitus, and nicotine/tobacco dependence. He is also an expert in treating chronic worry, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, and depression. His style is practical, solution-focused, and goal-oriented, aimed at providing you with effective skills for sustained, long-term success.


  • BA, Tufts University, with Honors

  • MA, University of Texas at Austin

  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin

  • Doctoral Internship, VA Boston Healthcare System

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA Boston Healthcare System

Research & Teaching

Dr. Harte has over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and presentations. His research has been funded by several research entities, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and featured in media outlets such as TIME, NBC, Fox News, Reuters, WebMD, and Men's Health. Before private practice, Dr. Harte worked as a clinician and research scientist within the VA Medical Center in Boston. He served as the National Manager of all PTSD assessments for a $45 million VA-DoD Consortium aimed at developing effective early interventions for detection, prevention, and treatment of PTSD in the military. Dr. Harte also served as a Project Manager for a national, multicenter, study examining neuropsychological and mental health outcomes of Iraq warzone deployment. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. In this capacity, he has supervised clinical interns and postdoctoral fellows and instructed undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.

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More About Dr. Harte

In his free time, Dr. Harte enjoys playing guitar, writing music, skiing, and doing at-home carpentry projects. He is an avid traveler with a particular love of the Caribbean. He is a horror movie fanatic and a lover of true crime documentaries. Most of all, he cherishes spending time with his wife and three sons. 

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