Dr. Brittney (Britt) Evans is a licensed clinical psychologist at Boston Child Study Center – Maine. Dr. Evans completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Drexel University with a specialty focus in Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Evans specializes in working with children, adolescents, and caregivers using evidence-based treatment approaches for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tic disorders, disruptive child behaviors, and concerns that typically co-occur with anxiety disorders, including behavioral sleep disorders and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking).
Dr. Evans has extensive training in multiple evidence-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). She integrates components from other evidence-based treatment approaches into her work, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Evans is a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a gold-standard treatment approach for children ages 2-7 with disruptive behaviors. Additionally, Dr. Evans provides parent coaching and is trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), a parent-focused treatment program that provides parents with strategies to help children feel less anxious and function better. Dr. Evans has experience providing treatment in individual, group, parent-only, and family therapy formats.
Prior to her graduate training, Dr. Evans received her B.A. in Psychology with distinction at Amherst College and completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. Throughout her doctoral training, Dr. Evans worked with a diverse range of clients across multiple settings, including outpatient therapy clinics, schools, and two large children’s hospitals: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Evans received clinical training at the Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) at University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Marty Franklin, a world-renowned child anxiety and OCD expert. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she received additional specialized anxiety and OCD training under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard. Dr. Evans completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Chicago Psychotherapy, PLLC where she provided evidence-based treatments to children and families in a private practice setting.
In addition to clinical work, Dr. Evans has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts in national academic journals and presented original research at many national psychological conferences. Dr. Evans has also given several invited presentations in both academic and community settings on topics including child anxiety and resilience.
Dr. Evans’ clinical style applies evidence-based treatment principles in an individually tailored, flexible manner using warmth, humor, and personal connection to help clients harness their strengths, overcome challenges, and meet their goals.