Now treating patients in Rhode Island & Massachusetts
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We're a team of dedicated professionals working tirelessly to improve the lives of kids with OCD & Anxiety.
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Meet Our Clinicians
Brady Case, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Case is a child psychiatrist, health services researcher, and educator. He received research and training awards and grant support from organizations including the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and served as an editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Previously at Bradley Hospital and Brown University, he and Dr. Garcia co-founded a behavioral health service with 99th percentile Press-Ganey satisfaction scores and the largest integrated team of academic psychiatrists and psychologists devoted to pediatric anxiety in the United States. In his spare time, he tries to reproduce the perfect slice of just-too-hot NYC pizza, circa 1989, for his wife, daughter, and son.
Abbe Garcia, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Garcia is an acclaimed clinical psychologist, pediatric anxiety researcher, and an Associate Professor at Brown Medical School. As former clinical director of the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital, she and Dr. Case co-founded the Center’s intensive treatment service line and trained and supervised more than 25 exposure coaches in the care of over 1,000 children and adolescents. Earlier in her career, Dr. Garcia received a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, K23) to study parent-child interactions among anxious youth and their parents. She was also co-investigator on the three largest NIMH-funded treatment outcome studies for youth with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For the last 20 years, Dr. Garcia has been a sought-after supervisor and mentor to many talented psychology and psychiatry trainees. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters and to work in her garden.
Amber Kaltenstein, PsyD
Staff Psychologist
Dr. Kaltenstein is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. After earning a doctoral degree from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, she went on to work in both therapeutic and public school settings. Amber’s specialty is in the intersection between mental health care and our school systems. Amber enjoys spending her free time rock climbing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Meet Our Coaches
Evan Hartley
Evan has a passion for people. He has spent the last 12 years working with a diverse clientele, in both in-patient and out-patient settings as well as with schools for autistic kids. Evan received a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Rhode Island College and has plans to further his education in mental health over time. In his free time, Evan collects records, listens to podcasts and is an avid golfer. He is vocal about having his own struggles with anxiety, which drove him to do what he does today.
Susie Knaack
Susie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and she is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Rhode Island College. She has previous professional experience working with both neurotypical kids and kids on the spectrum. Susie is passionate about mental health and enjoys helping others overcome their struggles. She likes to spend her free time drawing, painting and watching TV shows.
Eric Sousa
Eric has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has previous professional experience working with neurotypical kids, both in in-patient and out-patient settings. He is vocal about his passion towards individual wellness, and strives to annihilate the lingering stigma that surrounds mental health conversations. In his free time, you can find Eric reading and writing, exploring the wilderness, or experimenting with recipes that he poached from Youtube.
Sara Swanson
Sara has worked alongside school, recreational, and mental health counselors in her training in the therapeutic field. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a pre-professional mental health certificate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Sara is passionate about live music, breakfast food, and the way little things can make a whole day better.
Josie Tarantino-Woolson
Josie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a pre-professional mental health certificate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has been working alongside mental health experts to teach other mental health professionals, parents, and teens about the unique mental health challenges we face today, and how they can be treated with compassionate, evidence-based care. She is most passionate about demystifying mental health research and making information accessible and approachable to all audiences. She spends her free time completing puzzles, drawing sticker designs on her iPad, and taking care of her large plant collection.
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