Dr. Childress is president of the Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Inc. where about 80% of her practice is research based. She also has adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and Touro University of Nevada College of Medicine. She is board certified in psychiatry, with a subspecialty in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Before earning her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, Dr. Childress studied at St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. She completed a psychiatry internship and residency and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Childress has authored more than 80 articles in scientific journals and a book chapter. As a co-principal investigator, she has participated in more than 180 clinical trials. Her research has focused on treatment of children and adolescents with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, autism and Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder .
Dr. Childress is President-elect of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Education Director for the Nevada Psychiatric Association, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Childress is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of ADHD.
Dr. Frantom obtained her M.A. and Ph. D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1992 and 2005, respectively. She has been affiliated with Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine since 2001, initially as a behavioral rater in clinical trials and as of 2005 as a sub-investigator and rater.
She has been in private practice as Comprehensive Psychological Services since 2007, where she specializes in treating adults and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders, with a special interest in treating individuals with bipolar disorder and ADHD. Her theoretical orientation is based in cognitive behavioral therapy but she also incorporates interpersonal therapy and dialectical behavior therapy techniques.
Prior to being a clinical psychologist, Dr. Frantom was a physical therapist for 15 years and therefore has a background in working with physical and neurological disabilities. She obtained her undergraduate (B.S. exercise science, 1982) and graduate degrees (M.S. in physical therapy, 1985) from the University of Southern California.
Buddy is a 5 year-old Golden Retriever.
He is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen and completed his therapy dog training in August 2018. He is a graduate of Michael’s Angel Paws.
Buddy has been consistently employee of the month since July 2019.
When he is not greeting patients at the Center, Buddy enjoys chasing toys in his back yard and relaxing in front of his fan.
Dr. Childress and Dr. Frantom have years of experience in dealing with ADHD and other psychiatric disorders. If you believe your child suffers from ADHD, contact us today.