Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Flannery-Schroeder graduated with a BA in psychology from Franklin and Marshall College, received her MA in psychology from Connecticut College and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. She completed a predoctoral internship at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship at Temple University. Dr. Flannery-Schroeder is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, an organization certifying psychologists as competent to deliver high quality services in various specialty areas of psychology. Dr. Flannery-Schroeder’s areas of research and clinical expertise include anxiety disorders in children; efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment and prevention programs for children at risk for anxiety; as well as the role of family factors in the onset and maintenance of childhood anxiety. She has been involved in the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders for more than 30 years and has written numerous articles and book chapters on the topic. Dr. Flannery-Schroeder also directs the outpatient Child Anxiety Program in the Psychological Consultation Center at the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Flannery-Schroeder is not currently accepting new clients.
Dr. Flannery-Schroeder is not currently accepting new clients.
Sue K. Adams, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializing in working with children who have comorbid physical and mental health issues, and their families. More specifically, Dr. Adams specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, sleep issues, complex disease management, and infertility. Dr. Adams graduated with a BA in psychobiology from Wheaton College (MA) and completed her MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship in pediatric psychology at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, and her postdoctoral training in the Child Anxiety Program at the University of Rhode Island. In addition to her work at the New England Center for Anxiety, Dr. Adams is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Adams’s research interests include the impact of technology use on sleep patterns, mental health and physical health. Dr. Adams has written numerous journal articles on the topic and is the author of the book Family and Community Health: A Developmental Approach.
Dr. Adams is not currently accepting new clients.
Lisa Wholey, Ph.D. is a licensed and certified school psychologist with 15 years of experience working with children, families and educators to support the development of the cognitive, behavioral, social and emotional skills of children. Dr. Wholey graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Wholey completed a predoctoral internship in the Ossining Public School District in Ossining, New York and postdoctoral training in the Psychological Consultation Center and Child Anxiety Program at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Wholey was trained in the scientist-practitioner model and has expertise in the identification and treatment of children with varying abilities and mental health needs. Dr. Wholey’s professional areas of interest include effective parenting, prevention, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, social skills, and mental health service delivery in school settings.
Alyssa Boardman, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in therapy with adolescents and young adults. She has more than 16 years of experience working with adolescents and families in a variety of therapeutic settings, including school and home settings. Alyssa graduated in 2014 with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. She has extensive experience and expertise in emotion regulation strategies and management, development of coping skills, crisis intervention strategies, life skills development, and behavior plans. Alyssa has worked with children and adolescents with mild to severe social, emotional, and mental health needs that inhibited their ability to attend main stream schooling. She has designed therapeutic programming and interventions to assist youths in overcoming barriers and obstacles (real and perceived), increasing mental health and emotional stability, improving confidence, and enhancing coping and overall functioning. Alyssa relies on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy in her work and is passionate about assisting clients in their journey to hope, emotional healing, and heightened well-being.
Chelsea Tucker, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related issues in children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of expertise include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, health anxiety, perfectionism, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. She has extensive training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and CBT for insomnia (CBT-I). Dr. Tucker tailors evidence-based practices to effectively meet the client’s unique needs by considering individual, cultural, contextual, and strengths-based factors. She approaches therapy with a warm, caring, and compassionate style and aims to help the client experience a reduction in symptoms, improved global functioning, and a new sense of competence and confidence. When treating children, Dr. Tucker collaborates with the child’s parent(s) to understand the role of any family factors in the onset and maintenance of anxiety and support skill-building at home. Dr. Tucker earned her Ph.D. in Psychology (school psychology concentration) from an APA-accredited program at the University of Rhode Island (URI) in 2017. She earned her B.A. (dual major in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature) and M.A. (School Psychology) at URI. She completed comprehensive practicum-level training with Dr. Ellen Flannery-Schroeder as part of the Child Anxiety Program at URI’s Psychological Consultation Center. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in a large Rhode Island school district and post-doctoral work specializing in school-based consultation, as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She has trained and supervised doctoral-level psychology students. She founded a CBT-based consultation firm, High Performance Parenting, which she currently co-directs. In her spare time, she enjoys writing books that make psychology accessible and practical for today’s parent. Dr. Tucker is licensed to practice psychology in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Meghan Ryan, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island in 2006 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, Meg received her Master’s degree from Rhode Island College’s School of Social Work in 2011. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings and systems of care including elementary, middle, and high schools, child development centers, foster care, and women’s centers. Her work has involved cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety, domestic violence, substance use, grief, and trauma. Meg’s expertise includes helping children, adolescents, adults, and families to create and sustain positive behavioral changes, manage relationship issues, and use problem-solving and other critical coping skills to manage life’s challenges with confidence and competence.
Lisa Frankes, LICSW is a Board Certified Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She graduated with a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Boston College in Massachusetts. Lisa has been practicing social work for fifteen years and has worked in diverse clinical settings that include community mental health agencies, hospice, an intensive outpatient program for college students, a city hospital, and a two-year residential program serving homeless women. Lisa is skilled in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for treating individuals with anxiety and emphasizes the use of self-reflection and self-compassion in the process of change.
Soldenia Salas, M.S. is a dedicated and compassionate bilingual clinician with special skill in working with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse populations. In her clinical work, she uses the experience and skills acquired through undergraduate degrees specializing in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychology along with a Master’s in Human Development and Family Science with a concentration in Couple's and Family Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. As a family therapist, Soldenia endeavors to support strong communication among family members in order to enable clear discussion of topics relevant to the child(ren). She provides the support and safe space necessary for families to talk about and resolve difficult topics and problems. Throughout her clinical training and on-the-job experiences, she has discovered the importance of meeting people where they are and staying present in the moment to help others achieve their goals. She recognizes the need for a client’s voice to be heard, for a client to be understood, and the need to do so with a full appreciation of individual identities, perspectives, and values.