Licensed psychologist Dr. Fabienne Bain is the founder of Bain Health and Wellness Center (BainHWC), which offers evidence-based treatments for children, teens, and young adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, autism, disruptive behaviors, and other mental health concerns. BainHWC also assists organizations in developing new clinical services and increasing the accessibility of quality, culturally-sensitive mental health services. She has particular expertise in assessing and treating youth affected by autism plus educating parents of children with disruptive behaviors. BainHWC serves youth and families in Massachusetts and New York, providing services in English, French, and Haitian Creole.
Dr. Bain has extensive experience in outpatient, inpatient, and primary care settings, specialty care pediatric services, and traditional schools. After earning her Ph.D. in Combined Counseling and School Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, she completed a clinical internship and post-doctorate fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), where she was awarded the Psychology Internship Pre-Doctoral Training Award for Excellence. Dr. Bain then joined URMC as an Assistant Professor, where she created and coordinated clinical, educational, and administrative projects and provided individual and group psychotherapy. She relocated to Massachusetts to become Clinical Director at the Baker Center at Waltham, a program of Judge Baker Children’s Center affiliated with Harvard Medical School. There, she led the clinic’s development, supervised a clinical and administrative team, managed clinical as well as fiscal operations, delivered evidence-based treatment, and cultivated external relationships with the community.
Dr. Bain believes that it is essential to honor youth and families as experts in their own lives and partners with them to identify the treatment that will help meet their goals. Additionally, Dr. Bain is passionate about increasing the capacity and provision of evidence-based, culturally-responsive treatment to youth in need. Among some of the clinical programs and initiatives she has designed throughout her career are the Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultation and Assessment Service; a social skill program for teens with autism; a behavioral parenting program; a parent support group; training seminars for mental health clinicians, and a school-based mental health clinic.
In addition to leading BainHWC, Dr. Bain is a board member of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation and a member of the American Psychology Association, the International Society for Autism Research, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.