Dr. Childress is president of the Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Inc. About 80% of her practice is research based. She also has an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Childress is affiliated with Spring Mountain Treatment Center and Montevista Hospital. She is board certified in psychiatry, with a subspecialty in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Before earning her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, Dr. Childress studied at St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. She completed a psychiatry internship and residency and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Childress has authored multiple articles in scientific journals and a book chapter. As a co-principal investigator, she has participated in more than 75 clinical trials. Her research has focused on treatment of children and adolescents with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Dr. Childress is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is President of the Southern Chapter of the Nevada Psychiatric Association and Education Director.
Dr. Childress is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of ADHD.
Dr. Frantom obtained her M.A. and Ph. D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1992 and 2005, respectively. She has been affiliated with Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine since 2001, initially as a behavioral rater in clinical trials and as of 2005 as a sub-investigator and rater.
She has been in private practice as Comprehensive Psychological Services since 2007, where she specializes in treating adults and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders, with a special interest in treating individuals with bipolar disorder and ADHD. Her theoretical orientation is based in cognitive behavioral therapy but she also incorporates interpersonal therapy and dialectical behavior therapy techniques.
Prior to being a clinical psychologist, Dr. Frantom was a physical therapist for 15 years and therefore has a background in working with physical and neurological disabilities. She obtained her undergraduate (B.S. exercise science, 1982) and graduate degrees (M.S. in physical therapy, 1985) from the University of Southern California.