Mary-Kate Barnes, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mary-Kate Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and health concerns in children, adolescents and adults. She utilizes a warm, empathetic approach, and values a strong therapeutic alliance. Dr. Barnes strives to create a safe, supportive environment where she and her clients can work together towards their goals. She integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and interpersonal therapy to fit the unique needs of each client. She is skilled in many evidenced-based treatments such as Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Dr. Barnes specializes in treating trauma and stressor-related disorders and is trained in both Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.

Dr. Barnes also has extensive training in health psychology. She spent 6 years of her doctoral training researching the psychological predictors of healthy weight behaviors in children and adolescents. She has authored several book chapters and academic articles on behavioral health promotion strategies and has presented her research findings at numerous conferences around the world. Dr. Barnes is passionate about applying her research findings to the clinical setting. She is well versed in cognitive-behavioral weight management techniques and is trained in many psychological treatments for health conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, and cancer.

Dr. Barnes graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Psychology and Statistics. She earned her Master’s degree and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. She completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Dr. Barnes is proficient in tele-psychology and is qualified to conduct therapy via phone and video format.

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Meet Our Team

The Children’s Center is founded by Dr. Andrew Rosen and Dr. David A. Gross who have been practicing in South Florida since 1984. They are the Directors of The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

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Andrew Rosen PH.D., ABPP, FAACP

Founder and Clinical Director

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David Gross MD, DLFAPA

Founder and Medical Director


Ryan Seidman, Psy.D

Clinical Director
Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Dr. Elizabeth Falchook

Elizabeth Falchook MD

Medical Director
Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Joseph Brand, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Alodia Diaz de Villegas, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Jamie Levine, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Melissa R. Koniver, PsyD, NCSP

Licensed Psychologist

Mary-Kate Barnes, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Brittany Schulman, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Ali Cunningham, Ph.D.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor

Meg Seidman, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Esther Klein

Emily Caproni, PH.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Alexandra Licata, PH.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Esther Klein

Esther Klein, PH.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Dana Ball MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist


Meredith Serota, B.A.; M.S. (ESE); RBT; ITDS

Behavioral Therapist

Elise Yonon, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

David Krasky, Psy.S.

School Psychologist

Eden Kornblath, B.A.

Behaviorist and Education Specialist

Terri Samuels, MS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Darbi Miller, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kara Lyles, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Michael Klionsky

Private Tutor

Ashley Smith, MA

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Ashlee Kasten, MSW

Registered Social Work Intern

Full Service Center with a Multi-Disciplinary Team in One Centralized Location

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