Child and Family Psychiatry

Nathaniel Johnson, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Johnson works with individuals and families. He treats adolescents and adults suffering from disorders of anxiety and depression, autism spectrum disorders and transition to adulthood issues. Dr. Johnson is a licensed Psychologist in Rhode Island.​​

  • Graduate degrees: PsyD, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
  • MEd, Harvard Graduate School of Education​
  • Undergraduate degree: Colby College

Meet Our Team

​Priscilla T. Heslin, LICSW
Priscilla has been working in the field for over 25 years, graduating from Simmons College with a masters in social work. She provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults dealing with issues such as : depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, and learning issues

Gillian Cooperstein, PMHNP-BC
Gillian is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in medication management of children, adolescents, and young adults. She works in treating the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavior difficulties, autism, family dynamics and mood disorders. Gillian focuses on a holistic approach of seeing the whole person. Engagement of family is important for children and adolescents, which Gillian incorporates in her appointments. She also offers genetic testing for those of interest ( 

  • Master of Science in Nursing, Northeastern University, completed May 2020

About Us

Call Us:  401-572-3313

Bennett Z. Hirsch, JD, Ph.D.
Dr. Hirsch is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience working in schools and in a clinical private practice. Dr. Hirsch's areas of expertise include child, adolescent and family therapy. He is experienced with all aspects of Special Education and school issues, and has extensive experience with ADHD children and adults. He holds a Law Degree from Roger Williams University, and is the past President of the RI Chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Jennifer Kilroy, LMHC
Jennifer received her Master's degree in counseling from Rhode Island College in 2002 and has been independently licensed since 2008. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings both inpatient and outpatient. She works with people of all ages dealing with depression, anxiety, bereavement, and adjustment issues. She specializes in individual, family, and couples counseling.

Hilary Cerullo, D.O.

  • Brown University Adult Psychiatry Residency completed June 2008
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine completed 2004
  • Columbia University Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program completed 2000
  • University of Rhode Island undergraduate degree in Psychology class of 1997

David Lacey, Psy.D.,LMHC
Dr. Lacey specializes in providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples who are struggling with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, personality, marital and interpersonal. He has done extensive work in the area of Co-Occurring Disorders, SPMI and Personality Disorders in Rhode island, Massachusetts and New Mexico.

  • Graduate School: Psy.D. From Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, M.Ed. From Boston University.
  • Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine.

Child and Family Psychiatry's mission is to provide personalized high-quality care on an as-needed, maintenance, or preventative basis.  We have created a practice that we believe in and would choose for our own family.

We are a full-service mental health practice of dedicated, experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and social workers who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve your entire family for all of your mental wellness needs in all stages of life. Our physicians believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We are also committed to educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical and mental state possible. 

To schedule an appointment, please call: 401-572-3313. 

James Andriotis, M.D.

  • Brown University/Bradley Hospital Child Psychiatry Fellowship completed June 2009
  • Brown University/Butler Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency completed June 2007
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine class of 2004
  • Brown University undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering class of 2000