Inna Leiter, Psy.D.

Specializing in Anxiety, OCD, and Behavior Problems (including PCIT)

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Dr. Inna Leiter has been trained on the cutting-edge, gold standard treatments within the field of clinical psychology throughout her graduate studies at Harvard University and the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium.  Her scientific research at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University have led her to author a peer-reviewed scholarly journal article and present at multiple national conventions. She has provided cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including academic medical centers and outpatient mental health centers. With certifications in Trauma-Focused CBT and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Exposure/Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Dr. Leiter employs evidence-based treatments for anxiety, mood, behavior, and relational difficulties.

 Commencement Speech by Dr. Leiter

Filmed at Stanford University, 2016

Lauren Hallinan, LPC

Specializing in Behavior Problems (including PCIT), ADHD Treatment and Evaluation, and Autism

Lauren Hallinan is a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Behavioral Specialist with a sub-specialty in evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents experiencing difficulties related to behavior problems, Autism, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  She is a nationally certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT) with particular expertise in treating children ages 2-7 with severe acting out behaviors (e.g. intense tantrums, defiance, aggression). Moreover, she has extensive experience with treating Autism (across all levels of severity) and ADHD with a focus on empowering caregivers with the most effective, empirically-supported tools to help their children thrive.  Lauren is skilled at utilizing humor, warmth, and her extensive base of knowledge to engage kids in meaningful treatment programs that improve not just the child's functioning, but that of the entire family.

Melanie Franklin, Ph.D.

Specializing in Behavior Problems (including PCIT), Anxiety, Sleep Disorders/Difficulties, ADHD, and Feeding/Toileting

Dr. Melanie Franklin completed advanced training in School and Pediatric Health Psychology through her graduate studies at Lehigh University.  Through her training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), followed by her residency and fellowship at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Dr. Franklin has gained expertise in gold-standard treatments, including behavioral interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), for a broad range of pediatric concerns.  She has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications focused on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and is involved in research focused on pediatric populations with chronic medical conditions.  Dr. Franklin specializes in providing evidence-based interventions for children with sleep difficulties/disorders (including insomnia, CPAP adherence, independent sleeping, sleep training, night terrors), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioral difficulties (e.g., picky eating, defiant behaviors, tantrums), and anxiety disorders.  She is devoted to utilizing a strengths-based perspective to provide individualized, best practice care that will meet the needs of each individual family and child. 

Gabrielle Massi, Psy.D.

Specializing in Behavior Problems (including PCIT), ADHD Treatment and Evaluation, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Emotion Dysregulation (including DBT skills), and Autism

Dr. Gabrielle Massi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for CBT. Dr. Massi completed her graduate training at La Salle University, with a specialty in child clinical psychology. Dr. Massi continued her training as a doctoral intern at Intercommunity Action providing services for children, families, adults, and couples. Dr. Massi has experience working in a variety of settings with children and adolescents, including outpatient clinics, schools, in home, and residential facilities. Dr. Massi specializes in providing evidenced-based treatments to children and families, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills. Dr. Massi has a breadth of expertise treating and assessing individuals with behavioral difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, trauma, emotion regulation difficulties, grief, and autism. Dr. Massi aims to help families and children gain the confidence to utilize effective tools and to create positive outcomes and change in the family’s functioning.

Theresa Egan, Ph.D.

Specializing in ADHD Treatment and Evaluation, Behavior Problems, Executive Functioning Difficulties, and Anxiety

Dr. Theresa Egan is a clinical psychologist who has advanced training in evidence-based, gold standard treatments for children and adolescents, including behavioral interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and organizational skills training. In addition to clinical settings, Dr. Egan has worked in schools and gained extensive experience providing consultation to school staff on evidence-based behavioral interventions. Dr. Egan completed her graduate studies at Appalachian State University and Ohio University, as well as an internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Center for Management of ADHD at CHOP. Dr. Egan has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed research publications and presented extensively at professional research conferences, primarily on interventions to address ADHD and executive functioning concerns in youth. She specializes in interventions for children and adolescents with ADHD, behavioral concerns (i.e. oppositional defiance, tantrums), executive functioning difficulties (i.e. organization, planning, time management), and anxiety. Dr. Egan uses a collaborative, warm, and supportive approach to design and implement evidence-based interventions that work for each family's needs.