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ABOUT

Dr. Chrissy Stabler is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and emerging adults. She has extensive experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, social skill deficits, trouble with emotion regulation, attention/focus concerns, and difficulty with transitions. She also works with children and parents to address externalizing behaviors. She helps clients develop an awareness of their emotions and behaviors, learn appropriate coping skills, improve interpersonal/social functioning, and improve overall life satisfaction.

 

Dr. Stabler takes a trauma-informed systems approach to treatment of children, incorporating parents, teachers, and other caregivers in treatment when beneficial. She has extensive experience working with schools and can conduct classroom observations and in-school behavior modification plans for children struggling in the school setting.

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Chrissy B. Stabler, Ph.D.

Dr. Stabler received her bachelors degree in Child Development and Psychology (double major) from Florida State University before starting at The University of Southern Mississippi for graduate training. She received her Master's in Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Baylor College of Medicine where she worked as part of the consultation and liaison team at Ben Taub General Hospital.  She also trained at DePelchin Children's Center conducting evaluations and providing treatment for children and families who have been exposed to trauma. She was also part of a multidisciplinary team to conducted Autism evaluations and provided treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders while at DePelchin.  These training environments included experience in the following settings: inpatient, residential, intensive out-patient program (IOP), and outpatient.

She spent most of her early career working as part of an outpatient group practice in New Orleans, Louisiana.  During this time, Dr. Stabler spent her time consulting with schools and providing therapy and evaluation for children, adolescents, and emerging adults.  While in schools, Dr. Stabler assisted school faculty with behavior and classroom management and worked as part of Student Assistant Teams (SAT) to address child specific difficulties.  She also provided school wide training on behavior management and emotional/learning differences in the classroom.

She has a range of experience across several different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy, Social Thinking, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT). She individualizes her treatment to address the needs of the client.

She is a proud mother of two children and returned to her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband and children to be closer to family and love ones.  She is currently licensed in Louisiana and Florida.

Providers:

Licensed Psychologist

Lesley Cook, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Cook completed her Masters (MA) and Doctoral Degree (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Hawaii, and her B.A. in Psychology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Dr. Cook is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia and Florida. She was born and raised in Hawaii and practiced in Virginia before moving to St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Cook has experience working with children (ages 4 and up), adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, testing centers, private practice, and in administrative and supervisory roles. Dr. Cook has expertise and experience in working with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, LGBT specific issues, and general life challenges. She has a particular passion for working with individuals of all ages with neurodevelopment diagnoses (e.g., ASD, ADHD, LD) and has extensive experience providing professional trainings in this area. She is comfortable working with families to navigate special education services in the school system. 

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Dr. Cook provides both psychological and psycho-educational evaluations and is able to assess children and adolescents for ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disorders. Dr. Cook has a strong belief in the power of relationships. She creates a safe and trusting professional relationship with her patients to help them find their way. Her core belief is that all people have the ability to grow towards the person they wish to be. If they can find what stands in their way, they can move through it, coming to a place of greater self-understanding and personal growth. She uses a combination of person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Acceptance and Commitment strategies to walk with clients through their challenges until they find their way. She also has training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, and psychological and educational assessment.

Allyn Snyder, MA

Licensed School Psychologist

Allyn is a seasoned Certified and Licensed School Psychologist with an extensive career spanning over two decades, dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for students. With a diverse background in both Florida (Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties) and New York public schools, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. Allyn's educational foundation was established at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, and she continues to uphold the value of ongoing professional development as a cornerstone of effective support to children and is a long-standing member of National Association of School Psychologists.

 

Central to Allyn's philosophy is the belief that holistic student development is paramount. She understands that addressing the complete needs of the child is essential for crafting meaningful and impactful support strategies.  Allyn is well-versed in conducting psycho-educational assessments, providing counseling, and devising behavior plans. Her evaluation expertise includes assessment to examine educational needs including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, and Gifted aligned with eligibility for Exceptional Student Education services and Section 504 plans. Her therapeutic approaches are thoughtfully tailored to each child's developmental stage where she focuses on fostering individual growth that empowers children to navigate their social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

 

Allyn's commitment to the comprehensive well-being of students has led her to embrace an exciting new chapter: partnering with Northeast Behavioral Health Center. Here, she eagerly anticipates expanding her role to further support children and families in navigating their social, emotional, and educational needs.

 

Allyn and her husband are residents of Manatee County. She is a proud mother of two children, one in elementary school and the other in high school. She enjoys time at the beach, listening to music, and traveling in her free time.

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