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 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

Jenna Manelli, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jenna Manelli graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology and Mass/Media Communication Studies from the Florida State University. She then lived abroad in Madrid for one year where she taught English as a foreign language to school children ages 5-18 before continuing her education. She went on to obtain her Master’s of Science and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Dr. Jenna has practiced therapy and conducted assessments in a number of clinical settings, including integrated behavioral health alliances, hospitals, college-counseling centers, and community mental health centers. She completed her doctoral training at the Faulk Center for Counseling where she gained experience working with diverse clientele, ranging in age, ethnicity, and presenting problems. Dr. Jenna has found that she is able to strongly connect with clients of all ages, experiencing interpersonal conflicts, transitional life events, relationship issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or personality disorders. She has specific interest and expertise in working with young children with Autism or ADHD and their parents. Dr. Jenna utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in addition to person-centered techniques. Her open, causal, and individually tailored approach to therapy allows for clients to feel comfortable, seen, and heard.

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David Rubio, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Rubio specializes in managing and reducing disruptive behaviors in children under the age of 10 years old. He uses evidenced-based treatments to teach caregivers how to increase positive behaviors in their children. Dr. Rubio has extensive training in treating a variety of behavioral concerns including ADHD, ODD, sleep disturbances, feeding/mealtime difficulties, aggression, tantrums, and noncompliance. He also has experiencing treating depression, separation anxiety, selective mutism, and other anxiety disorders in children.

Dr. Rubio focus on increasing positive interactions between family members, while reducing unwanted behaviors. Families will learn new ways to communicate, so that caregivers understand their children and children understand their caregivers. Dr. Rubio works with families from all walks of life and all types of family structures in a safe, judgement free environment where families can grow.

Dr. Rubio graduated with a BS from Purdue University, double majoring in Psychology and Developmental & Family Studies. Following graduation, he worked at a community mental health center where he served as a case manager in schools and homes. Dr. Rubio earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Florida after completing an internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rubio offers services in English and Spanish.

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