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Psychiatric Associates of Southern Connecticut is a leader in psychopharmacological consultation and treatment. Our practice serves individuals, couples, and groups using a mixture of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients across the spectrum of psychiatric disorders.

Serena-Lynn Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

PRESIDENT & MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Serena-Lynn Brown is an internationally recognized M.D., Ph.D. with more than twenty years of experience as a clinical psychopharmacologist. A significant component of her practice includes diagnostic evaluations and second opinion assessments, working collaboratively with individual non-M.D. psychotherapists in treating patients, including providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. She has considerable experience with developing effective medication/treatment regimens for treatment-refractory patients living in the tri-state area and beyond.

Robert H. Klein, Ph.D.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Robert H. Klein, Ph.D., is an accomplished, internationally recognized clinical psychologist who provides highly experienced, skilled, compassionate assessment and treatment. As a clinical faculty member at the Yale University School of Medicine, he has held a variety of clinical positions, including directing inpatient, outpatient, outpatient partial hospitalization, and education and training programs. He is a widely respected speaker, clinical supervisor, and co-editor/author, whose publications include nearly 100 scientific articles, book chapters and seven books. He has won many awards and honors, most recently including the 2020 Social Responsibility Award from the International Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health.

Dr. Klein’s areas of specialization include individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, with expertise in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem, infidelity and relationship issues. As the past president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, he volunteers his expertise in disaster outreach/intervention and mental health supervision on an international level.

Charlene Chiang Hillman, M.S.W.

SOCIAL WORK CONSULTANT

Charlene Chiang Hillman is an M.S.W. and a licensed, clinical social worker. She has had a private practice in psychotherapy for thirty-five years in Connecticut. As a child development specialist, she also serves as the mental health consultant to area nursery schools.

Ms. Chiang Hillman earned her Bachelors Degree from Trinity College and her Masters of Social Work from Smith College. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), mindfulness based psychotherapy, and somatic healing. Her areas of specialty include individual adult and adolescent psychotherapy with expertise in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, and developmental issues.

Arash Salardini, M.D.

MEDICAL & RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Arash Salardini, M.D. obtained his medical degree in 1999 from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and trained in internal medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In 2007, he embarked on a two year movement disorder fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine and then decided to do a full Neurology residency at the University of Florida. He then returned to Yale to complete another fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Salardini is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine and serves as the Co-Director of the Cognition and Memory Clinic as well as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Clinic at Yale. Dr. Salardini is a well-published Behavioral Neurology researcher with areas of interest in cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease and measures to delay the onset of dementia including the use of TMS.

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