Dr. Preddy is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. She has several research publications and presentations related to the impact of aggressive behavior and internalizing symptoms on children’s psychosocial adjustment. Her dissertation investigated the use of electronic aggression in young adult romantic relationships and how electronic aggression is related to mental health and well-being.
Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Dr. Preddy served as staff psychologist at the Children’s Partial Hospital Program at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island, where she provided individual and family therapy for children experiencing significant symptoms of depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems. She has also supervised postdoctoral fellows and pre-doctoral interns in CBT and DBT through the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Throughout her training she gained expertise in using CBT, DBT, behavioral activation, and mindfulness-based approaches with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of outpatient, research, and hospital settings. She is also trained in the parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). Dr. Preddy completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Emory University School of Medicine, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Bradley Hospital.
She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee, her M.A. in Psychology from the University of Richmond, and her B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.