Chrissy  Salley

Chrissy Salley

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Upper East Side practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Family issues
  • Parenting
  • Behavioral challenges
  • Chronic illness
  • Bereavement

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Seeking support and guidance from a professional during a challenging time is an effective way to relieve distress. Whether you are seeking help for your child or yourself, my goal is to help you understand the the causes of stress and alleviate it’s impact by enhancing coping strategies to improve overall well being.


Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including anxiety, attention issues, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, and self-esteem

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support; supporting parents of ill children

Behavioral challenges - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Bereavement - Helping children cope with the loss of a loved one; supporting caregivers and schools in caring for a bereaved child


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Chrissy Salley is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300

Therapist's note

Dr. Salley can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Upper East Side practice

231 East 76th Street

New York, NY 10021


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

NYU School of Medicine; Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2016 - Present

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Pediatric Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 2013 - 2015

Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, NYU Langone, Fellowship, 2012-2013

Pediatric Assessment, Learning and Support, Fellowship, 2011-2013

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Clinical Internship, 2010 - 2011

The Ohio State University, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2011