Skyland Trail Welcomes Medical Director of Adolescent Services
Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health treatment organization, welcomes Ann Marie Frederick, MD, as Medical Director of Adolescent Services at Skyland Trail. Dr. Frederick is board certified in general psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry.
As Medical Director, Dr. Frederick provides psychiatric care to teens ages 14 to 17 enrolled in the adolescent residential treatment program in Atlanta. Dr. Frederick also leads the adolescent treatment team, which includes individual and group therapists, recreational therapists, nurses, an education specialist, a dietician, a wellness physician, and residential counselors. Teens enrolled in treatment typically struggle with depression, anxiety, school and social challenges, emotion regulation, and impulsive behaviors.
Dr. Frederick is passionate about early intervention and evidence-based care. Her treatment approach focuses on collaborative care with patients, families, and the patient’s Skyland Trail treatment team. She has training in psychopharmacology and multiple psychotherapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, behavior modification, parent management training, play therapy, open dialogic practice, family systems therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. She aims to support the entire family system throughout treatment to improve functional outcomes, quality of life, and relationships between each member within the system.
She has research experience studying emotion recognition in children with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder at the National Institutes of Mental Health, and she has a particular clinical interest in treating individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Virginia, majoring in Biology and Psychology, and she completed her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Frederick completed her general psychiatry residency training at Emory University. She completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina where she served as chief fellow with a primary focus on the education of more junior fellows, residents, and medical students.