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Erin Belfort, MD  (photo to come)
Dr. Belfort joined the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in November. She grew up in Orono, Maine and attended Middlebury College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed a four year general residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston followed by child fellowship at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Cambridge. Dr. Belfort's interests include adolescent uses of social media, family therapy and collaborative care with primary care providers.

Kristin FrazierKristin L. Frazier, LCSW
Kristin has been a part of the Outpatient Child Psychiatry team as a social worker since 2004. She currently works part time and has office hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Kristin is from Maine and is a graduate of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She values her previous experience working with pregnant and parenting teens at a local agency.
Recent training includes: Ross Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving for working with "explosive kids"; Social Thinking Skills; and Substance Abuse and Adolescents. She also frequently uses her training in the fundamentals of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Kristin enjoys working with a diverse population of child and teens and their families. She has a special interest in therapy with teens with depression, anxiety, and/or substance abuse.

Sandra FritschSandra Fritsch, MD
Dr. Fritsch graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1985.  She trained in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry (Triple Board Residency) at Brown University and completed her residency in 1991. Dr. Fritsch currently maintains board certification in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Fritsch’s current professional role is as the Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency program and the Post Pediatric Psychiatry Portal program at Maine Medical Center. Her career has encompassed working at the interface of pediatrics and child psychiatry; both for inpatients in pediatric hospitals and in outpatient child psychiatry. Dr. Fritsch’s professional interests include innovations in medical education, collaborative care models between primary care and mental health providers, and the interplay of physical health concerns and mental health needs.

John Glazer, MD (photo to come)
Dr. Glazer trained in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s and Children’s Hospitals, both in Philadelphia, and in General and Child Psychiatry at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and the Yale Child Study Center, respectively.  After joining the faculty at Yale following his training, as Associate Director of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service,  Dr. Glazer spent most of his subsequent career at the Cleveland Clinic  where he founded and directed  the child & adolescent psychiatry training program,  and for 16 years served as division director and medical director of child & adolescent consult-liaison psychiatry in the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.  In 2005, at the inception of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Dr. Glazer  served on the neuroscience committee writing the basic science curriculum and from 2005-2012 served as Physician Advisor and Problem Based Learning  Facilitator. Dr. Glazer’s longstanding clinical interests are in evaluating and treating children, and their families, in the setting of acute or chronic life limiting medical illness, with a special interest in pediatric oncology, the confluence of psychiatry, ethics, and the law, and in pediatric palliative medicine.  Dr. Glazer’s current research addresses screening  for psychiatric issues and referring when appropriate,  children and youth in pediatric subspecialty  care at Maine Medical Center.

Andrew HinkensAndrew Hinkens, MD
Dr. Hinkens, though from away, has spent the latter half of his life in Maine.  A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, he has been in clinical practice for over 25 years in the greater Portland area and has served as a consultant to Sweetser, Spurwink, CSI, and the Long Creek Youth Development Center. Dr. Hinkens is a past recipient of the NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. He has a Masters degree in public health from Boston University and provides clinical consultation to rural Maine communities using videoconferencing technology. Dr. Hinkens was the Residency Training Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for ten years and received a master’s degree in medical education leadership from the University of New England. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School and has been a member of the MMC Institutional Review Board for many years

Laura KaveshLaura Kavesh, Ph.D.
Dr. Kavesh is a child and adolescent psychologist who has been with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 2004 and is the director of the department’s Autism, Developmental Disorders and Early Childhood Clinic.  She conducts psychotherapy using a range of therapeutic modalities; diagnostic evaluations, and cognitive testing of young children.  She has special interests in anxiety disorders and in autism and developmental disorders.  Dr. Kavesh received her Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She was formerly a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where she wrote numerous articles about mental health issues as well as a nationally syndicated column.

Frank KnowlesFrank A. Knowles III, LCSW, Ed.D.
Dr. Knowles provides therapy for children, adolescents, and their families and believes teamwork is the most effective way to achieve best results.  He works with a variety of issues that may include ADHD, school and peer problems, abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, grief, behavioral concerns, and family conflict.  He enjoys and finds very helpful the therapeutic techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational-emotive therapy as well as EMDR.  Please contact him if you have any further questions and he will be happy to assist you.

Renee Leavitt, MS, OT/L Program Manager Renee Leavitt
Renee Leavitt is an Occupational Therapist with masters degree in Organization Management. She was the Chief Occupational Therapist for the Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center prior to her current position.  For the past 10 years has been the program manager of Child and Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry.  Most recently she has added the Spring Harbor and Maine Medical Center Behavioral Health Network's Outpatient Referral Center to her areas of responsibility.

Douglas RDouglas Robbinsobbins, MD
Dr Robbins trained in General and Child Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Medical Center and he has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Brown University before coming to Maine Medical Center.  He has conducted research on the assessment of depression and suicide in adolescents, biological correlates of major depression in adolescence, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment of depression, and the natural history adolescent-onset bipolar disorder.  He has directed treatment programs in inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, correctional, and intensive community based settings. Current areas of interests include the interaction of psychosocial and biological factors in normal affective development and in the development of children at risk for affective disorders, and the development of treatment systems for psychiatrically ill children and adolescents.

Greta RoderickGreta Roderick, LCSW
A clinical social worker with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department since 2005, Greta Roderick, LCSW, works with children, teens and families to address a wide variety of concerns and difficulties.   She completed her undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and her Masters degree at Rutgers University.  At Maine Medical Center she is in charge of the Adolescent DBT Program, which serves high school age teens and their families from a large part of southern Maine.  She is also interested in promoting the integration of behavioral health and physical health and works one day a week at Portland Pediatrics, offering mental health assessments and services.  She has completed the Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health.  Greta is a member of the Education Committee and participates in the training of the Child Psychiatry Residents.

Molly SnedenMolly Sneden, LCSW
Molly has been a member of the Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department since 1999.  She currently works part time and has office hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Her practice includes individual, family, and group therapy.  She has co-facilitated the Adolescent DBT Group.  She has a strong commitment to collaboration with other providers and works closely with pediatricians, educators, and other community agencies.  She greatly values the multi-disciplinary team approach offered by the clinic.
















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