Melanie Brown, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treatment of children, adolescents, and adults using evidence-based psychotherapies for anxiety disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, AD/HD, and other emotional and behavioral concerns. She is extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and family therapy. She uses a warm, empathetic, and collaborative approach to working with her clients and their families to develop an individualized treatment plan based on specific needs.
Dr. Brown has unique expertise in treating eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). She is a certified therapist in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders, the gold standard evidenced-based treatment for youth with eating disorders. Dr. Brown has authored numerous research articles and book chapters and presented at international conferences on eating disorders. She has taughtcourses on CBT, FBT, and psychological research and supervises graduatestudents in doctoral training.
Dr. Brown received her Bachelor of Science from Duke University, Master’sdegree in psychology from FairfieldUniversity, and Doctorate in clinicalpsychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she also earned apostdoctoral Master of Science in clinical psychopharmacology. She completed internship in child and adolescent psychology at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY and trained at other medical centers, including Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian and Mount Sinai, and the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in Manhattan. Dr. Brown completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai, where she was subsequently appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and maintains affiliation as voluntary faculty. She worked in private practice in Fairfield County, CT before joining Sasco River Center.