In an effort to switch things up and get you, my readers, more involved, I have brought in a great person to hopefully shake things up here.
I want to introduce Dr. Frank J Sileo.
Dr. Frank J. Sileo is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement, LLC located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He works with children, adolescents and adults. He received his Doctorate in psychology from Fordham University in New York City. He received his Master of Science degree from Fordham University and his Bachelor’s degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Dr. Sileo has been in private practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey since 1995. Since 2010, Dr. Sileo has been consistently voted one of New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Docs by readers of New Jersey Family magazine.
Dr. Sileo is an award winning author and an active public speaker. He is the author of five, soon to be seven children’s picture books: Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children about Crohn’s Disease, Hold the Cheese Please! A Story for Children about Lactose Intolerance, Bug Bites and Campfires: A Story for Kids about Homesickness, Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing and Don’t Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story about Self-Confidence. Sally Sore Loser is the recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. His sixth children’s book, to be released in February 2017 is on teaching mindfulness to kids. His seventh children’s book on a type of bullying will be released in the fall of 2017. He has written extensive general interest articles and has been quoted numerous times in various local and national newspapers, magazines, podcasts, websites, radio and television.
Dr. Sileo will be posting on here from time to time. You may be wondering what makes him qualified to talk to you about IBD. Well, that is easy to answer. He is a Crohnie. He has also on the board of CCFA in NJ and nationally. He speaks across the country for CCFA on the psychological effects of IBD on patients and caregivers.
Let’s welcome Dr Frank Sileo aboard and feel free to leave a comment if you want him to discuss anything specific.