Professional Service Providers and Resource Directory

The Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc. declares exemption from any responsibility and/or liability regarding quality of service received by all listed providers and resources. In addition, this shall not be interpreted as the Selective Mutism Foundation’s endorsement of listed providers/resources.

Due to expressed dissatisfaction of professionals’ lack of expertise and/or excessive treatment fees we have decided to discontinue additions to our Resource Directory. In our effort to reduce opportunistic behavior we will retain those individuals currently in the Directory since we have had prior contact with them. We still recommend that you contact local hospitals/universities local to you for possible assistance; feel free to educate professionals with information from our website.

State-by-State Professional Provider List and Resource Directory

Choosing a Healthcare Provider
Here are some helpful questions to ask a professional when choosing a healthcare provider for your child.

  • Have you ever heard of Selective Mutism (SM)?
  • What is your understanding of the disorder?
  • What do you believe has caused Selective Mutism?
  • Have you ever treated a child with Selective Mutism?
  • Can you describe your success rate?
  • What are your treatment modalities?
  • Can you describe this in layman’s terms?
  • What is the parent’s role in treatment of Selective Mutism?
  • May I see your credentials, certification/license?
  • Alabama

    Miriam Drummonds, Ph.D., Psychology
    2305 Arlington Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    205-933-9276 ext 2305


    Melissa Hatfield
    Speech-Language Pathology
    Specializes in birth-18 years of age in a variety of disorders. Private individual therapy sessions available
    520 Grange Road
    Cave City, AR 72521

  • California

    Doris Sami, DSW, LCS, BCD
    132 Leland Street
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    35 Maria Drive, Suite 861
    Petaluma, CA 94954

  • Connecticut

    Judith Rosenfield,
    Speech-Language Therapy
    147 Saybrook Road
    Middletown, Connecticut 06457

    707-544-0821, ext 2

  • Florida

    David Cramer, MD, Child Psychiatrist
    Aventura, FL

  • Florida

    Mark Epstein, MD, Child Neurology
    10167 NW 33 Street
    Coral Springs, FL

  • Florida

    Vivian Perez, Ph.D., Psychology
    7150 W 20th Avenue, Suite 605
    Hialeah, FL 33016

  • Florida

    Noel Cabrera, MD, Psychiatry
    600 N Hiatus Road, Suite 201
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

  • Florida

    Regina Ravachi, LMHC, Child Psychotherapist
    1601 Palm Avenue, Suite 300
    Pembroke Place, FL 33026

  • Florida

    Dr. Lauren Goldstein
    Licensed Psychologist
    4851 W Hillsboro Blvd, Suite A1
    Coconut Creek, FL 33073
    (954) 428-6020

  • Idaho

    Kate Phipps, LCPC
    1010 W Hays Street
    Boise, ID 83702


  • Illinois

    Bryan Bugay, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
    550 Frontage Rd., Suite 3515
    Northfield, IL 60093

  • Illinois

    Dana McKennon, Psy.D.
    Clinical Psychology
    121 S Wilke Rd., Suite 200
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    In addition to having a clinical license and years of experience, Dr. McKennon has a background in school psychology and frequently assists families in obtaining appropriate services in schools. Dr. McKennon routinely evaluates children, screening to rule out any speech language issues,works with the parents as well as the child, and collaborates with the child’s school to secure necessary accommodations.

  • Indiana

    Kelda Harris Welsh, MD
    Director of Anxiety Disorders Clinic
    Riley Child Psychiatry Clinic
    Suite 3701
    Indianapolis, IN 48202
    317-274-8162 or 317-278-0809

  • Indiana

    Eric L. Scott, Ph.D., HSPP
    Clinical Psychologist
    Asst Clinical Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
    Co-chief Anxiety Disorders Clinic
    Clinical Director, Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service
    Riley Hospital for Children
    702 Barnhill Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

  • Maryland

    Charles Gordon, PhD
    11204 Farmland Drive
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • Maryland

    Lindsay Scharfstein
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change

    414 Hungerford Drive, Suite 252
    Rockville, Maryland 20850
    301-610-7850 Extension 5

  • Maryland

    Valerie G. Slattery, PhD
    10205 Windsor View Drive
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 299-8085

  • Maryland

    8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 1120
    Chevy Chase, MD
    United States

    (301) 593-6554

  • Massachusetts

    Jennifer Lish, PhD
    9 Cedar Street
    Worchester Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    Worchester, Massachusetts 01609

  • Massachusetts

    Kathleen Trainor
    Clinical Psychologist

    154 East Central St.
    Natick, Massachusetts 01760

  • Massachusetts

    Melanie Harkins
    Fourth Year PsyD student
    Children and Adolescents
    81 Plantation St.
    Worcester, MA

  • New Jersey

    Stephanie Coyle, PhD, School Psychologist
    106 Old Hook Road
    Westwood, NJ 07675

  • New York

    Philip D Stein PhD
    Child Psychology
    520 Franklin Ave., Suite 211
    Garden City, NY 11530

  • New York

    Marian Moldan, RCSW
    Miller Place, NY 11764

  • New York

    Joseph Raul, MD, Pediatrician
    87 Cold Spring Road
    Soyosset, NY 11791

  • New York

    Dawn Learsy

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and
    Supportive Psychological Services
    109 E 38th Street, Suite 2A
    New York, NY 10016

  • Ohio

    Denis Ward, PhD, Psychology
    Barbara Fordyce, Ph.D.
    3722 Whipple Avenue NW
    Canton, OH 44716

  • Pennsylvania

    D’Arcy Lyness, PhD, Psychology
    4 East Germantown Pike, Suite 207
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

  • Pennsylvania

    Gregory B. Milbourne
    Center for Neuroscience
    Riddle Memorial Hospital
    Healthcare Center II, Suite 2205
    Media, PA 19063

  • Pennsylvania

    Rhonda Malinsky-Rockwell
    SLP- Pragmatic Language

    Rhonda Malinsky-Rockwell provides pragmatic language therapy in collaboration with a psychologist treating the child diagnosed with Selective Mutism. Rhonda has a background of over 35 years in the schools and Children’s Hospital Setting and also as a clinical instructor for Graduate SLP clinicians from University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. Currently the Director at Lumina Speech Hearing and Language, Rhonda has developed pragmatic language treatment programs that include individual and group speech therapy.

    Lumina Speech 79 Charles St.
    Uniontown, PA 15401

  • Texas

    Jeanine Roddy
    Speech Language Pathologist
    Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy
    4645 Wyndham Lane, Suite 210
    Frisco, TX 75033, USA

    Jeanine has over 10 years experience working
    with children with Selective Mutism ranging
    in age from 4 to 10 years old.

  • Texas

    Sandra Salazar

    Forever Hope Counseling Educational Services LLC

    1162 E Sonterra Blvd., Suite 130
    San Antonio, TX 78254
    United States

    (210) 490-9062

  • Virginia

    Richard Schwartz, MD
    Advanced Pediatrics
    115 Park St. SE
    Vienna, VA 22180

  • West Virginia

    Jeffrey Priddy, MD
    Prestera & Process Strategies
    511 Morris Street
    Charleston, WV 25301
    304-341-0511 ext 497