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The Child & Family Center

Are you worried, anxious, depressed or upset by your situation or concerned about your spouse or child? With over 30-years of experience and specialized training, we can help. If we can't, we will refer you to someone who can.


We offer comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations as well as counseling services for children, teens, adults, families and couples.

If you or a loved one is experiencing an emotional, behavioral, transitional or academic challenge, our caring and confidential services are individually designed based on cognitive behavioral and family systems theory.

Dr. Adeline Tryon

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Samantha Scott

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Shalena Heard

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Anne Wilson Almand MA

Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Professional Information

Dr. Adeline Tryon is the owner of The Child & Family Center for Psychological Evaluation and Treatment. As a licensed psychologist with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Tryon uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to provide state-of-the-art psychological treatment to children, adults and families; consultation with area pediatricians, schools and universities, and agencies serving developmentally delayed and autistic individuals; clinical supervision to colleagues; and, expert witness services for various family-practice attorneys. Dr. Tryon has been licensed since 1993 as a psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Psychologists.

Biographical Information

Dr. Tryon earned her bachelors of arts degree in psychology at Scripps College in Claremont California where she began her work with autistic children, and earned the Most Outstanding Thesis Award for her research in the treatment of young autistic children in 1982. She earned her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the APA-approved clinical psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While at UNC-G, Tryon continued an active research career in the social development of children and the treatment of autistic children. Tryon completed her Ph.D. after her APA-approved Child Clinical Internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. While interning, she furthered her research and clinical expertise in behavioral family training. After serving as the Director of a research-based communication skills training program for Level 5 high school students in the Bronx, New York, Tryon moved to Charlottesville. While at the University of Virginia, Tryon served as a Senior Research Scientist for Dr. E. Mavis Hetherington working on Hetherington's renowned longitudinal study of divorce and its effects on family members. In 1989, Tryon moved to Salisbury, Maryland to begin a faculty appointment in psychology at Salisbury State University (now Salisbury University). She soon opened a small private practice for children and families. After earning Tenure and promotion at the University, and serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Psychology, Tryon decided to leave the University and devote her full-time energy to her private practice. Tryon continues to be active in teaching, mentoring, and consulting through her private practice, The Child & Family Center.

Practice Specialties

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Tryon has developed several specialties that include autism and related developmental disorders, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, adjustment issues, family transitions (such as divorce, remarriage and relocation), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, recovery from trauma and marital issues. If Dr. Tryon is not able to offer you the treatment that you need, then she will help refer you to a specialist who is able to help you.

Personal Information

Dr. Adeline Tryon was raised in Belmont Massachusetts, just outside of Boston where she enjoyed sailing on Cape Cod as well as the music and arts in the surrounding Boston area. Dr. Tryon continues to enjoy boating and music and spends her free time with family and friends.

Professional Information

Dr. Scott Joined the Child & Family Center in June 2012 after completing her graduate training at the University of Central Florida and an APA accredited internship at the West Virginia School of Medicine. She currently practices in Easton and Salisbury offering therapeutic and assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults. She also offers parent management training and couples counseling.

Biographical Information

Dr. Scott received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As an undergraduate, Dr. Scott focused her research and clinical work on examining early disruptive behavior problems and academic difficulties for high-risk youth. She went on to complete her graduate training under the supervision of Dr. Deborah C. Beidel, at the University of Central Florida where she continued to study and treat children and adolescents with a variety of academic, emotional and behavioral difficulties. She also obtained extensive training in offering comprehensive psychological, neuropsychological, and educational assessments. Her research efforts focused on emotion regulation as well as the behavioral and physiological responses of children with selective mutism to various social situations. In 2012, Dr. Scott completed an APA-accredited internship at the West Virginia University School of Medicine under the supervision of Dr. John C. Linton. During her internship, Dr. Scott honed her therapeutic and assessment skills in both inpatient and outpatient settings and obtained additional training in consultation, collaboration with allied professionals, and understanding medical conditions often related to psychological difficulties. She was also able to implement and win awards for her school-based bullying prevention program. In August 2012, Dr. Scott returned to her hometown of Salisbury, Maryland where she joined the Child& Family Center with Dr. Adeline C. Tryon.

Specialization

Dr. Scott has specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification techniques, Play Therapy, and Parent Training. She utilizes a systemic approach to design individual treatment strategies that incorporate each individual’s unique needs in order to promote psychological wellness across settings and maintain therapeutic change. She also believes strongly in incorporating family, school, and community systems when appropriate. She has developed emotion regulation treatment programs that she often uses with children to address behavioral difficulties, attention and impulsivity challenges, and anxiety. Dr. Scott has extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of social and emotional difficulties. These difficulties include depression and mood-related disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder), anxiety (including school refusal, panic, selective mutism and PTSD), ADHD/ODD, assisting parents with the management of hard to manage children, developmental disabilities, trauma-related reactions and adjustment-related stress reactions that often occur during transitions (e.g., family transitions, divorce, bereavement, relocation, school changes, etc.). Dr. Scott has implemented and won awards for her school-based bullying-prevention program and understands the importance of helping children who have been involved in bullying (both victims and aggressive children). If Dr. Scott is unable to offer treatment for a specific need, she will help refer you to a specialist who can.

Personal Information

Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dr. Scott is excited to be back in her hometown of Salisbury! When not in the office, Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, exercising, and going to the beach!

Professional Information

Dr. Heard joined the Child & Family Center in 2015 after completing her graduate training at Lehigh University and an APA accredited internship at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks, CA. She currently practices in Easton and Salisbury offering therapeutic and assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Biographical Information

Dr. Heard received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College. As an undergraduate, Dr. Heard focused her research and clinical work on juvenile incarceration and high-risk communities. She went on to complete her master’s level training at Howard University where she studied and treated children and adolescents with a variety of academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Heard completed her doctoral level training under the supervision of Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere and Dr. Tina Richardson at Lehigh University. She continued to provide individual and group therapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults within inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Dr. Heard also obtained extensive training in offering comprehensive psychological and educational assessments. Her research efforts focused on first generation college student adjustment and well-being. In 2014, Dr. Heard completed an APA-accredited internship at The Help Group, a full-service community mental health agency in Los Angeles County providing school-based therapeutic services for children with a range of emotional and behavioral challenges. During her internship, Dr. Heard also worked with children ages 5-12 years old and families enrolled in a half-day rehabilitation program targeting severe emotional and behavioral challenges and trauma related symptoms. She further developed her therapeutic and assessment skills and obtained additional training in consultation, program development, collaboration with allied professionals, and supervision of master’s level therapists. In August 2015, Dr. Heard joined the Child & Family Center with Drs. Adeline C. Tryon and Samantha Scott.

Specialization

Dr. Heard has specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Positive Discipline Parent Training. She provides comprehensive diagnostic and psycho-educational evaluations that can be used to inform treatment and educational planning. Dr. Heard views therapy as a collaborative journey that allows clients to gain an understanding of their life experiences and develop skills to effectively navigate such experiences. She also believes in incorporating various systems that impact an individual’s well being such as family, school, and community systems when appropriate. Dr. Heard has clinical experience working with children and adolescents with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, and trauma histories. Her professional interests include: multicultural identity development, social justice advocacy, trauma, mood disorders, young adult transitions, and psycho-educational therapy groups. Dr. Heard is an American Psychological Association (APA) Health Equity Ambassador. She is also the first Research to Practice and Policy Leadership Development Institute Fellow for the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity. If Dr. Heard is unable to offer treatment for a specific need, she will help refer you to a specialist who can.

Personal Information

In her spare time, Dr. Heard enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and listening to music in the comfort of her home or live in concert!

Professional Information

Anne Wilson Almand is the owner of Psychological & Educational Evaluation in Berlin Maryland, a division of The Child & Family Center. Anne is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Psychology Associate under the supervision of Dr. Adeline Tryon. She performs a wide array of psychological and educational evaluations to clients of all ages and she provides consultation, detailed recommendations and referrals to specialists. Anne believes that every client has a unique pattern of learning strengths and weaknesses and that a close analysis of these individual patterns can assist each client in reaching maximum success. For the past 32 years, Anne has provided evaluations and recommendations to public and private schools, to colleges and to physicians and therapists.

Certification

Anne received her Advanced Professional Certification as a level II School Psychologist, (K-12) from the Maryland State Department of Education in 1982 and from the Delaware State Department of Education in 1983. Since 1989 she has been a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Biographical Information

Anne was raised in Towson, Maryland and has resided on the Eastern Shore for 40 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 1977 from Salisbury State University, with a major in Psychology. She received a Masters of Arts degree in 1982 in School Psychology from the same institution. She has been employed by the Department of Juvenile Services of Worcester County, the Wicomico County Board of Education, the Indian River School District, the Atlantic Child & Family Center and the Child & Family Center for Psychological Evaluation and Treatment. Anne has served on the Advisory Boards of Worcester Youth & Family Counseling, the Department of Social Services of Worcester County and the Child Advocacy Center in Berlin, Md

Specialization

Anne has engaged in extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. As the proud mother of adopted children, she ran an Adoption Support Group for Parents, and has worked closely with the special education departments of the local school districts. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologist, The American Psychological Association and the Maryland Association of School Psychologists.

SERVICES

Do I need Counseling

Does my child need counseling?

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ASSESSMENT

Does my child need counseling?

Do I need Counseling

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GETTING STARTED

What challenges do you assess?

How Do I Get Started?

What challenges do you treat?

  • Do I need Counseling?
  • Does my child need counseling?
  • What challenges do you treat?
  • Have you had trouble concentrating at work and completing tasks?
  • Do you have difficulty keeping jobs?
  • Are you unsure of what career might be best for you?
  • Have you noticed changes in your ability to concentrate or with memory?
  • Does your child seem particularly bright and/or bored at school?
  • Have you noticed changes in your child’s mood and/or behavior?
  • Have you noticed changes in your child’s grades? Has your child’s teacher indicated concern regarding your child’s academic, social or emotional functioning at school?
  • Does your child perform poorly on standardized testing?
  • Do you think your child would benefit from school accommodations?
  • Does your child struggle with performance anxiety and/or lack of participation at school?
  • Is your child’s performance at school inconsistent?
  • Do you have concerns regarding your child’s emotional and social development or ability to interact appropriately with peers?
  • Does your child seem to be behind in verbal or motor development (e.g., walking and talking?)
  • IQ/Achievement Testing
  • Gifted Testing
  • Learning Disorders & Academic Challenges
  • Learning Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Psychological Disorders including ADHD and Behavioral Difficulties
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Memory and Cognitive Functioning
  • SAT and College Accommodations
  • Career & Interest Assessments
  • Personality Assessments
  • Full diagnostic evaluations

How Do I Get Started?

  • Contact The Child & Family Center to set up an intake session for you or your child
  • Attend an initial appointment (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Complete relevant intake questionnaires and psychological measures
  • For children, additional observation sessions (in the office or at your child’s school) may be arranged
  • Attend a feedback session to discuss intake results and create an assessment plan as a team
  • Attend assessment sessions and final feedback session
  • Obtain a comprehensive written report
  • Share assessment results with allied professions such as teachers, physicians, and psychiatrists
  • Have you felt unhappy, withdrawn, or angry lately?
  • Are you anxious in social situations?
  • Are you, your spouse, or child always arguing?
  • Are you impulsive or struggle to make good decisions?
  • Do you have trouble interacting with others including coworkers?
  • Do you have trouble keeping a job?
  • Do your problems stay unresolved?
  • Does life seem overwhelming?
  • Is your marriage stressful?
  • Have you noticed changes in your child’s mood and/or behavior?
  • Is it difficult to control your child’s behavior?
  • Is your child’s school expressing concern to you?
  • Has your child’s grades dropped?
  • Does your child seem unhappy or withdrawn?
  • Does your child have trouble making friends?
  • Is your child being bullied?
  • Is your teen rebelling or making unsafe choices?
  • Is your “child” struggling in college?
  • Anxiety disorders (including phobias, OCD &selective mutism)
  • Depression, Bipolar Disorder & Other Mood Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities and Academic Problems
  • ADHD: Attention, Hyperactivity & Impulsivity
  • Behavioral and Conduct Problems
  • Marital/Family Discord, Divorce
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Developmental Disabilities and Autism
  • Do I Need Testing?
  • Does My Child Need Testing?
  • What challenges do you assess?

What additional Supports Do You Offer?

  • We believe strongly in collaboration with allied professionals to ensure treatment success across settings. As such, additional therapeutic services are often offered including:
  • Written reports provided to be given to physicians and psychiatrists.
  • School observations and phone consults with teachers.
  • Phone consults with allied professionals.
  • Review and organization of previous testing results.
  • Behavior modification plans to be implemented at home and at school
  • Attendance at IEP and 504 plan meetings
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Location

Our team has offices in Salisbury and Easton and strives to work collaboratively with other allied professionals (e.g., teachers, physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists) involved in you and/or your child’s health and well-being.

Locations

Berlin Office

Anne Wilson Almand

410-726-0500

Easton Office

Dr. Tryon

Dr. Heard

410-820-5667

Correct Address

111 N. West Street, Suite H

Easton, MD 21601

Salisbury Office

Dr. Scott

Dr. Heard

410-860-8227