Dr. Chrissy Salley is a pediatric psychologist in the Upper East Side of NYC specializing in children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She has extensive training in supporting children with complex health conditions and prior to entering private practice, she primarily worked in pediatric medical settings serving families of children with cancer. Currently, Dr. Salley frequently works with families where any member of the family has a medical condition or special needs and also works with children coping with bereavement. Dr. Salley’s clinical expertise includes the treatment of anxiety, behavioral issues, and adjustment issues, often within the context of other family stressors. Dr. Salley utilizes evidenced-based approaches to help families create change and cope effectively. Dr. Salley also has a background in neuropsychological evaluations and often works with children with special learning needs.
Dr. Salley received her PhD from Ohio State University and completed her residency in Pediatric Psychology at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her research has primarily focused on the adjustment of families facing a cancer diagnosis.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Salley is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In this role, she enjoys teaching and providing mentorship to students.