Bre-Ann Slay, PsyD
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in infant and early childhood mental health, child welfare, and diagnostic assessment. (What is Infant Mental Health?) Education and training are just as important to me as clinical work. I believe everyone can play a part in promoting the healthy growth of our young people. My goal is to disseminate education and support the many people involved in the lives of infants, toddlers, and their caretakers. I created Reflect to Connect as an avenue for advancing that goal. Making time and space for reflection is the only way we will be able to create and promote connection.
I graduated from the University of Denver with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) as well as a master's degree in forensic psychology. I have worked as a part of the Infant Team, a branch of Safe Babies Court Team, and as a juvenile probation officer. My clinical experiences also include community mental health, hospital settings, and schools. I am rostered in ChildParent Psychotherapy (CPP) and IoWA-PCIT. I am a certified trainer of IoWA-PCIT. I also write for Psychology Today and serve on the executive board of the Missouri Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (MOAIMH-EC).
Clinically, I work from an attachment and behavioral lens focusing on meeting goals through understanding the relationship one has with their child and their goals for their future. I specialize in CPP, PCIT, and other various play-based treatments aimed at improving a child's overall wellbeing.
Caring for a child with behavioral or emotional struggles can result in stress, sadness, shame, and frustration. Know that this is temporary and the right tools can set a child back on their path to success! For more information about therapy or assessment services please visit the Services Page.