René Lento, PhD

Dr. René Lento is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Home Base, working with Veterans with PTSD, Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), and other readjustment concerns. In addition to direct patient care, she oversees the substance use programming incorporated into the 2-week Intensive Clinical Programming and the Skills-based Outpatient Addiction Recovery (SOAR) program. Dr. Lento’s clinical interests include the use of empirically supported treatments for PTSD, SUDs, suicidal ideation and behaviors, and related anxiety and mood disorders. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Seeking Safety approaches. 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, evaluating harm-reduction treatment models for patients with co-occurring mental health and SUDs, 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 APA-accredited psychology internship at the VA Boston Healthcare System, with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis (PTSD-SUD) presentations and her postdoctoral fellowship with the MGH Home Base Program. Dr. Lento is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).