Crystal
Gayle, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Gayle specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and school related issues for children and adolescents, as well as works with adults experiencing anxiety and mood concerns. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as elements of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation to help clients meet their treatment goals. She earned her master’s and doctorate degree in School Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Additionally, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and educational studies from Emory University. Her doctoral training focused on psychological and educational assessment, as well as utilizing CBT to treat anxiety, depression, behavior problems, stress, anger, and trauma. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care where she conducted child and adolescent assessments, individual, group, and family therapy as well as completed crisis psychiatric evaluations at Acute Psychiatric services. She has completed various practicum experiences such as providing psychological services to elementary and high schools located in urban as well as rural communities in Rhode Island.  Additionally, Dr. Gayle has trained at the Child Anxiety Program at the University of Rhode Island, South County Child and Family Consultants, Rhode Island Training School, and Rhode Island Children’s Hospital.