BOSTON – Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults, today announced Rachael Falk, Psy.D., has joined Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s Department of Medicine. Dr. Falk will begin providing psychology services this week at HSL’s NewBridge on the Charles campus in Dedham, as well as on the Roslindale campus through the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and the Center for Memory Health.
Dr. Falk obtained her master’s and doctorate from William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care behavioral health at the Bedford Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Experience gained along her education journey included internships/posts at Aurora Healthcare, Emerson College Counseling and Psychological Services, McLean Hospital, and Ethos Elder Services.
She has a long-standing interest in geropsychology and is a member of both the American Society on Aging and Psychologists in Long-Term Care. Dr. Falk will provide assessment and psychotherapy services in ambulatory care services, long-term chronic care, post-acute care, and the Center for Memory Health.
“Dr. Falk brings practical psychology experience to our patients throughout the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and the Center for Memory Health,” said Helen Chen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife. “We welcome her aboard and know that she will serve our patients well.”
“Geropsychology is a fascinating and rewarding area of psychology where I can make a difference in the lives of aging adults,” said Dr. Falk. “I welcome the opportunity to join HSL because it is a national leader in the care of seniors and I know through my work at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, NewBridge on the Charles, and the Center for Memory Health, I can directly help patients and their caregivers and families live their best lives.”
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