Dr. Tim Hope, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Specializing in the wellness of children, youth and young adults, I have over 20 years of experience. Serving Amherst, Northampton & surrounding towns.

MA Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider: 8158
CT Licensed Psychologist: 2559

I am a clinician, consultant, and evaluator for children, youth, emerging adults, and adults. I have helped families and individuals coping with trauma, divorce, behavior problems, substance use, eating disorders, other health-related concerns, and cognitive disorders or PDD. I have successfully helped people with anger management, anxiety, and depression, including OCD and PTSD. I work closely with schools and families in treatment of ADHD, LD, and Developmental Disabilities. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Group Skills Training, and Family Therapy. I have particular interest in issues concerning adoption and working with individuals in the GLBTQI community. 

I specialize is diagnosis, evaluation, and testing of ADHD, learning problems, and developmental disabilities. I also specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment for severe mood disorders, self-destructive behavior, and substance abuse.

I have flexible scheduling hours, am responsive to phone calls and email, and work closely with families, other providers, and schools in helping you meet your goals.


The Pennsylvania State University at University Park:

Doctor of Philosophy 2001

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Child Track, Advisor: Pamela M. Cole, Ph.D.

"Emotional quality and involvement in preschoolers’ family interactions and the prediction of behavior problems at school age"

Master of Science 1994

Clinical Psychology, Child Track, Advisor: Karen L. Bierman, Ph.D.

"Differences in the patterns of conduct problems prevalent in rural versus urban areas. Study on data from the FAST Track project" (cf. Conduct Problem Prevention Research Group, 1992).

Northeastern University in Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science 1992

Psychology, Summa cum Laude, Honors Advisor: Judith Hall, Ph.D.



Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice Oct. 2011

Provide individual, group, and family therapy using CBT and DBT. Evaluate, diagnose and treat developmental and psychological problems in a solo private practice.

Connecticut Children's Place and Riverview Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

Supervising Psychologist 1 2007 to Oct. 2011

Supervised functional behavioral analysis, cognitive and adaptive behavior evaluations, and milieu programming. Dialectical Behavior Therapy supervisor, trainer, consultant, and consultation team leader. Participated in IEP and PPT meetings as consultant to on-grounds public school at state psychiatric facilities.

Clinical Psychologist 2004 to 2007

Provided psychological services at CCP, a state facility for children and adolescents with significant psychiatric diagnoses. Provided psychological and Psychoeducational assessment services to clients in individual settings, as well as consultation, training and supervision of staff. Supervised doctoral- and masters-level psychology interns.

Baystate Medical Center, Children's Hospital Behavioral Health

Pediatric Psychologist 2009 to 2010

Provided outpatient pediatric psychological services in children's hospital for children and adolescents with psychiatric and medical diagnoses.

UMass Memorial Healthcare Worcester Youth Guidance Center

Program Director at Burncoat Family Center 2000 to 2003

Managed an 11 bed acute residential treatment program. Provided clinical services to clients and their families in individual and group settings, as well as consultation, training and supervision of staff. Supervised doctoral-level psychology clinicians, masters-level practicum students, nurse practitioners, special education teachers, and undergraduate social rehabilitation interns.

Program Therapist at Burncoat Family Center 1999 to 2000

Provided clinical services to children and families in outpatient and residential settings. Performed psychological evaluations at Burncoat Family Center and The Worcester Youth Guidance Center. Provided consultation and training on child development to parents, community health, mental health, preschool, and school personnel. Developed and implemented seminar on supervision for psychology interns. Primary Supervisor: Dr. Stuart Fisher.

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern at Worcester Youth Guidance Center 1998 to 1999

Completed APA-approved pre-doctoral child and family psychology internship.

Penn State University

Child Therapist Trainee 1997 to 1998
Therapeutic Services Support, FAST Track 1995 to 1998
Consultation and Evaluation Trainee 1995 to 1996
Child Clinic Assistant 1993 to 1996
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Assessment Trainee 1994 to 1995
Child Social Skills Training Group Leader, FAST Track 1993 to 1998
Adult Therapist Trainee 1993 to 1994
Child Interviewer, FAST Track 1993
Parent Training Group Co-Leader, FAST Track 1992 to 1993
Child Therapist Trainee 1992 to 1993


Mental Health Worker 1990 to 1992
Massachusetts Special Olympics Volunteer 1990 to 1992

Northeastern University

Peers Alcohol/Drug Education Program at 1991 to 1992
Residential Student Advisor 1989 to 1990




Teaching Assistant

Cognitive Development, Penn State University, 1995
Child Development, Penn State University, 1994
Social and Personality Development, Penn State University, 1993
Adolescent Development, Penn State University, 1992



Dissertation in Clinical Psychology 2001

Minor Area Project in Developmental Psychology 1996
    "It’s quality, not quantity: Family interaction and children’s behavior problems"

Research Assistantship, Conduct Problems Laboratory 1996

Master's Thesis in Clinical Psychology 1994


Hope, T. L., Bierman, K. L., & Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (1998). Developmental patterns of home and school behavior problems in rural and urban settings. Journal of School Psychology.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Personality Psychology 1992:

Hope, T. L. Expectations and personality of workers in gender traditional and nontraditional occupations.

Psychology Research Trainee 1991 to 1992

Workshops Presented:

Diagnoses and the DSM-IV-TR
DBT Skills Coaching
Diagnoses in the Classroom
DBT in the Community
Learning Theory
Exposure Therapy
Trauma Informed Treatment
Child Behavior Management
Relational Approaches to Interventions
Stress Management
Gender Responsive Interventions
Sibling Rivalry
Classroom Management
Transition to School
Psychological Assessment



Recipient at Northeastern:  Carl S. Ell Presidential Scholar Academic Full Scholarship September 1988 to June 1992.

Dean's List at Northeastern: September 1988 to June 1992.



APA Affiliate (1991 to 2000)
APA Member