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Angell Street Psychiatry, Ltd. - Our Team
David E. Kroessler, MD
Dr David Kroessler has been in practice for 29 years and the founder of Angell Street Psychiatry, Ltd.

He now serves as the Medical Director and CEO. He is originally from NY and was brought to RI by Brown University School of Medicine for Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry. He has served as Chief of Psychiatry at both Kent County Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center.

Dr Kroessler teaches for Boston University School of Medicine and frequently has medical students with him. He has been voted by his peers as one of the "Top Docs" in the State of Rhode Island, as reported in R.I. Monthly Magazine, numerous times.
Maurizio Zambenedetti, MD

Dr. Maurizio Zambenedetti, MD completed his psychiatric residency at the Medical School of Cornell University and his child psychiatry fellowship at St. Luke's Hospital (Columbia University) in NYC . He was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical School of Cornell University, and completed a master degree in “Clinical Epidemiology and Service Research”. For several years he was the Unit Chief of the Children Inpatient Unit at New York Hospital, and later on the Director of the ADHD service.

With the same academic title he worked at the “Child Study Center” at the Medical School of New York University, where he was involved in a number of studies on ADHD. During these years he was a consultant of different Committees of Special Education and worked with children with PTSD placed in foster care. He joined “Angell Street Psychiatry” in Providence (RI) in 2016

Paul Fulton, DO
Dr. Fulton is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and General Psychiatry.

He completed his fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University School of Medicine/Bradley Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital. He has over ten years of experience evaluating and treating children in a variety of clinical settings.

His special interests include mood disorders (depression and bipolar spectrum disorders), anxiety, trauma, abuse issues, ADHD, austism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, gender identity issues, learning disorders, developmental delays, mental retardation and psychiatric syndromes associated with neurological and chromosomal/genetic conditions.
Amy Ahlberg, MA
Cathy Warton, MSN, RN, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Cathy Wharton, MSN, RN, MA, CAGS, LMHC is trained in holistic counseling with a CAGS in Transpersonal Psychology. Graduated from Georgetown University (nursing), University of Texas @ El Paso (UTEP) (master’s in nursing) & Salve Regina University (holistic counseling).  She is also a full time Associate Professor in psychiatric nursing. 
Steven J. Hershey, Ph.D.
Steven J. Hershey is a psychologist in private practice and works for a school system. He was a staff psychologist and supervisor at several New York State Psychiatric Centers.

He has served on several hospital committees, and presently serves on the RIPA ethics and colleague assistance committees. His interests include differential diagnosis, children, families, psychotherapy including cognitive hypnosis and professional practice.
Ronald Paolino, Ph.D.
In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist and pharmacist, Dr. Paolino holds Master’s and PhD degrees in pharmacology and is a collaborative pharmacy practitioner.

He attended URI and Purdue University with a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship in psychopharmacology at Yale University. He did his clinical psychology internship at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. He has held professorships at the University of Connecticut, Purdue University, University of Rhode Island and Brown University School of Medicine. He served as clinical psychologist and clinicalpharmacy specialist at the VA Medical Center for 36 years.

Based on his training and experience his approach to psychotherapy is eclectic with an emphasis on existential analytic principles.
George Southiere, MD
Margaret Camacho, PhD
Judith Ashworth, PCNS
Judy has been helping people overcome depression and anxiety for over 25 years.
Michael Scarpaci, ACSW, LICSW
Michael is a clinical social worker who has been providing counseling and psychotherapy services since 1985.

Michael attended Tufts University and the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He has worked for community mental health centers, Landmark Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Michael jointed A.S.P. in 2002. Michael uses an eclectic approach in his work. "I've told my clients I use the Jesse James approach: I steal ideas from whomever and wherever I can to help my clients."

Michael has experience treating mood and anxiety disorders, relationship problems for individuals and couples, trauma/grief counseling and parenting challenges.
Robin Woodburn, LICSW
Jennifer Frey, LCDP
Jennifer Frey is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, who has been working in the field of dual diagnosis for over 15 years.  She has a compassionate approach to treating clients using evidenced based treatment.  Jenn is skilled in individual, family, and group therapy. She understands that it takes a lot of courage to seek treatment, and she offers an environment that is safe and supportive. Her experience in this field has refined her skills in assessing and treating all types of mental health and substance abuse issues. She works to empower her clients in a non- judgmental manner to meet their personal goals of overall health and well- being.
Madrone B. Phoenix, B.A., B.S.
Madrone joins us with national and international experience working with women who have experienced sexual trauma.  In addition, she has a C.G.S. in Child and Adolescent trauma.  She is passionate about incorporating mind and body techniques in her treatment approach, while integrating cognitive behavioral methods.  She is currently working towards her LCSW and will be fully licensed in June.  In addition, she offers a mindfulness-based, contemplative and holistic approach to our practice and is a 200-hour certified Kundalini yoga instructor. ​ She is currently working under the supervision of Robin Woodburn, LICSW.
Edwin Elhard, LICSW
Edwin Elhard, LICSW, LMFT, LAC, served with the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Air Mobile Unit in Viet Nam. Ed received his MSW from Walla Walla College, and retired as a counselor and Team Leader of the Vet Center in Billings, Montana. Edwin has recently relocated to Rhode Island and is especially interested in working with PTSD-affected warriors such as combat veterans, police, firefighters, safety workers and their families.
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