René Lento, PhD

Dr. René Lento is a clinical and research postdoctoral fellow at Home Base, working with Veterans with PTSD, Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), and other readjustment concerns. She is also a member of the Home Base Family Team and provides couples therapy services.

Dr. Lento’s clinical interests include the use of empirically supported treatments for PTSD, SUDs, and related anxiety and mood disorders. She has received training in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Seeking Safety approaches for substance use disorders. She also has extensive experience and training in evidence based treatments for suicide prevention and insomnia. Her research interests include optimizing care for suicidal individuals and fostering treatment engagement within Military populations.

Dr. Lento completed her undergraduate studies at Boston College and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America. She completed her psychology internship at the VA Boston Healthcare System, with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis (PTSD-SUD) presentations. Dr. Lento is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).