— Ann M. Frank, Psy.D.
I’m known for my compassionate, yet no-nonsense style and plain talk that avoids jargon and waffling. I personally return your telephone calls and schedule your appointments.
I’m licensed to practice as a clinical psychologist in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. I’ve completed rigorous training in divorce mediation, and I’m a member of the American Association of Mediators. By experience, I am a skillful life coach.
Earlier in my clinical career, I was admissions director at the Pederson-Krag mental health center in Huntington, N.Y. Later, I was a consulting staff psychologist at Woonsocket’s Landmark Medical Center, and at its affiliate, Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, I led psychotherapy groups for patients coping with return-to-work issues and fibromyalgia.
Before becoming Dr. Ann Frank, psychologist, I was an award-winning reporter and columnist for the Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel in Florida. In recent years, I wrote a weekly self-help column, “Frankly Speaking,” for the Valley Breeze newspapers in Northern Rhode Island.
After growing up in Cranston and Pawtucket and graduating from Providence College, I earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, and a doctorate in psychology at Nova University in Florida.
My professional affiliations include: American Psychological Association, Rhode Island Psychological Association, New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and the American Association of Mediators.