Meet Dr. Chanelle

CHANELLE T. BISHOP-GILYARD, PSYD, MS

Founder and Director of Clinical Services

 

Hi There! I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm Dr. Chanelle! 

I am a Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in Pediatric Psychology. I have had the blessing of working with children and families for over 20 years! Since grown-ups play a very important role in the lives of children, it was important for me to gain experience working with adults as well! My passion is to help children and adults cope with life's challenges by teaching them special skills that will last a lifetime!

I have gained both clinical and research experience in a number of settings, including behavioral health centers, substance treatment centers, community mental health centers, and children's hospitals across the US. Areas that I specialize in are obesity/weight management, anxiety, depression, and sleep among others.

I received my Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters in Experimental Health Psychology from St. Joseph's University. I then pursued a another Masters and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (concentration in children and families) at La Salle University. I was super excited to complete my Internship/Residency in Pediatric Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  Then, well, I was beyond elated to come back home to an amazing fellowship at the oldest Children's Hospital in the US! Along the way, I've enjoyed working with so many adults

and children from all different backgrounds!  And, now, I'm really looking forward to working together with you!

Education and Training

  • Certification:  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Licensed Psychologist

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  • Post Doctoral Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship: O'Grady Residency in Pediatric Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 

  • Graduate Degrees: 

  • PsyD - LaSalle UniversityClinical Psychology with concentration in Child and Family

  • MA -    LaSalle University, Clinical Psychology

  • MS -     Saint Joseph's University, Experimental Health Psychology

      

  • Externships: AI Dupont Hospital for Children, The Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, Northwestern Human Services

 

Additional professional work and training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Perelman School of Medicine, The Devereux Foundation, CHOP and more

Notable mentors 

I am thankful for all of my educational and training experiences. However, I must give a special acknowledgement to the following individuals for believing in me, listening to my ideas, sharing their wisdom, and guiding my path. 

Drs. Thomas Wadden, Robert Berkowitz, David Sarwer, Meg Zeller (Pediatric and Adult Obesity and Weight Management)

Dr. Jodi Mindell (Pediatric Sleep, The many ways to be a Psychologist)

Drs. Lori Crosby, Monica Mitchell (Work/Life Balance, Complementary and Alternative Interventions for Chronic Illness/Pain)

 

 

Adult Students

In addition to working with awesome people like you, I love spending time with my husband, 3 young children, and parents. I also enjoy cooking, crafting, eating ice cream, and exploring different places!