Mary Ballou

Professor; Director, Counseling Psychology MS Program
  • Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology

Office: 404 International Village
Phone: 617-373-5937

PhD, Kent State University
MS, BA, University of New Hampshire

Licensed Psychologist
Fellow APA & MPA
Diplomate ABPP

Feminist psychology
Health psychology

Dr. Ballou's scholarship focuses on health psychology, crisis intervention and developing a feminist orientation to psychology. Through her publications and professional work, she has made contributions to feminist therapy process, a feminist and critical analysis of the mental health system in the United States, and feminist perspectives on personality theory and psychopathology. Dr. Ballou continues to develop the ecological model and is currently exploring its implications for interventions and for epistemology. She is an author of several texts, as well as multiple chapters and articles. Dr. Ballou provides consultation and therapy in a medical clinic and has a private practice in feminist counseling. She holds a diplomate in Counseling Psychology, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and has held leadership positions in several mental health organizations. Committed to interdisciplinary perspectives, Dr Ballou also teaches in Women's Studies both at Northeastern and in the Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies Program in the Boston/Cambridge area.