Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as issues that face people with learning differences (executive function challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety etc). He also specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) and The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He is a Featured Expert for Understood.org and a frequent contributor and Scientific Advisory Board Member for ADDitude.
“Having ADHD or dyslexia is not inherently hazardous to your health, as long as someone gets proper identification, support, and treatment. What is so important is for children and adolescents to develop a positive self-concept around their learning difference."
Dr. Olivardia received his Bachelor of Arts degree double majoring in Clinical Psychology and Child Study at Tufts University, received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and completed all his clinical training at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.