Lisa Machoian, Ed.M., Ed.D., author of The Disappearing Girl, Learning the Language of Teenage Depression, is a national expert on teenagers and their mental health, with a special emphasis on teenage girls. Dr. Machoian was on the faculty of Harvard University, Graduate School of Education and also directed the Gender Studies Program at Harvard. Dr. Machoian is a psychotherapist, consultant, educator, and life skills coach for teens, and works with parents for parent guidance and parenting coaching. She lectures, consults, and conducts workshops for schools, parents, and families across the nation. Her areas of expertise include girls and boys psychosocial development, self-esteem, depression, issues facing teenage girls, gender, trauma, eating disorders, and learning disabilities. Her private consultation practices are in Wellesley, Massachusetts and Palm Beach County, Florida. She is available for phone consultation and travels for in-person consultation at families or schools' request. She has a masters and doctorate from Harvard University.