Dr. Ambrosino is a licensed pediatric psychologist, and has specialized in working with children, adolescents and young adults with a range of chronic medical conditions for over 15 years. She has extensive training that integrates the treatment of mental health issues with chronic medical conditions, and focuses on helping children, adolescents, young adults and their families build the skills they need to manage a medical condition, even as needs change over time and across development stages. She offers family-based cognitive behavioral therapy treatments that support healthy collaboration between youth and those who care for them, and that encourages growing independence in adolescents and young adults. She is dedicated to understanding and treating a range of emotional and behavioral symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, disordered eating and trauma) that stand alone or co-occur in the context of an underlying medical condition and have the potential to disrupt development and/or complicate adjustment. Dr. Ambrosino is committed to helping youth experience full lives, and to helping young adults launch into adulthood hopeful and empowered about their future.
Dr. Ambrosino completed her Ph.D. at Yeshiva University in the Clinical Health Psychology Program, and received her postdoctoral training at The Yale Child Guidance Center and Yale School of Nursing. She spent over a decade at Yale University in the Children’s Diabetes Program, where she developed and participated in research and clinical programs designed to help youth and young adults, and their families cope with the daily demands of type 1 diabetes. She also has a special interest in the increasing role of technology in disease management specifically, and its impact on child development more generally. Dr. Ambrosino is a speaker at national conventions and facilitates local workshops for children, adolescents, young adults and caretakers on such topics as burnout, anxiety, transitioning to adult care and competent use of technology.