Dr. Blair Barone is a Florida and Massachusetts Licensed Child Psychologist with a passion for helping children turn lemons into lemonaide as their family transverses the maze of divorce.
Dr. Barone earned her Masters Degree from Boston College and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. After earning her Doctorate, Dr. Barone took the position as a Senior Supervising Pediatric Psychologist at Bostons prestigious Childrens Hospital in the Division of General Medicine and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. She was also on the Faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry (Psychology). She has former affiliations to Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Hospital.
Dr. Barone relocated to Boca Raton, Florida several years ago. She has a holistic practice where she strives to empower children with the psychological coping skills they need face lifes many challenges. In addition to working with children of divorce, Dr. Barone also assists children with other emotional, developmental and behavioral concerns.
Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Barone is also a chapter leader for the Palm Beach Holistic Moms Network, a member of several advisory panels related to children and volunteers her time to several animal rescue organizations.
Dr. Barone shares her office with her pet dog and rabbit to help lend an extra ear and give hugs when needed.
I am very interested in the holistic aspect of your interests and practice. I am attempting to create something I call holistic mediation. I would love to pick your brains sometime. Welcome to Peaceful Divorce.
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