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Vanessa R. Laurent, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BA, St. John’s University, 2008
MA, Southern Connecticut State University, 2010
MA, Western Michigan University, 2014
PhD, Western Michigan University, 2016


Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2015-2016


Pediatric Health Psychology, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2016-2017

Clinical Expertise

  • Assessment and evidence-based treatment of behavioral and emotional factors that impact medical illness and injury
  • Providing multidisciplinary care of somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Training and mentoring of psychology, psychiatry, and medical trainees
  • Addressing psychosocial factors and systemic barriers that impact NICU families and long term outcomes

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