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Maria Mancebo, PhD
Maria Mancebo, PhD

Program Manager and Staff Psychologist - Dr. Mancebo received her received her PhD in clinical-school psychology from Hofstra University in 2002. She joined the Butler Hospital Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ODD) Research Program in 2001 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 2003. She is currently program manager of the OCD and Anxiety Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program and an assistant professor of research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Mancebo's main research interests are in the long-term outcomes of treatments for OCD and improving access to evidence-based care for OCD, anxiety disorders, and hoarding. Her research has focused on dissemination and implementation of behavioral therapies for OCD and anxiety disorders. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has authored and co-authored publications on phenomenology of OCD across the lifespan, co-occurring disorders and outcome of treatments for OCD delivered in community settings.

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Kimberley L. Chiappone
Kimberley L. Chiappone

Staff Psychiatrist - After completing her medical degree at SUNY Buffalo’s School of Medicine, Dr. Chiappone completed her General Psychiatry residency through Brown University where she became particularly interested in working with patients struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. She is now the psychiatrist for the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program in addition to outpatient work.

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Shalyn Coleman, LCSW

Program Therapist - Shalyn received her MSW from Boston College School of Social Work in 2016 – completing internships in the Massachusetts Public School system and McLean Hospital’s Hill Center for Women. Prior to joining the OCD IOP staff at Butler Hospital, Shalyn was a program therapist for McLean Hospital working with patients in inpatient, residential and partial hospital settings. In addition to training in cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD and anxiety disorders, Shalyn has experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and treatment of trauma-related symptoms.

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Matthew Evans, PhD

Staff Psychologist - Dr. Evans is a licensed clinical psychologist. He earned his doctoral degree from Bowling Green State University in 1993 and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Brown University in 1995. Dr. Evans specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and has over 25 years of experience in providing exposure-based treatments to individuals with OCD and related anxiety disorders.

Dr. Evans also has a growing interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that he incorporates into his treatment plans when appropriate. In addition to his work at the OCD and Anxiety Disorders IOP, Dr. Evans has a private practice with an office located on the campus of Butler Hospital. Dr. Evans is an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes football team, and he still loves the Cleveland Indians and Browns no matter how many times they have broken his heart.

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Emily Morse, MHC

Exposure Coach - Emily received her M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from Assumption College in 2018. She completed internships in the Young Adult Partial Hospital Program at Butler and Stonehill College Counseling Services.

In addition to her work in the OCD and Anxiety IOP, Emily also provides CBT in other Butler Hospital partial hospitalization programs and as well as research protocols for the Behavioral Medicine and Addictions research group.

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Megan L. Smith, LICSW

Program Therapist - Megan received her MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work in 2009 – completing internships at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Student Health Services. Megan relocated to Rhode Island in order to work at Gateway Healthcare, where for seven years she held positions as a Clinical Specialist and then as a Team Leader for an Integrated Health Home Team, providing outpatient mental health treatment to adults with chronic and persistent mental illness.

From 2010 to 2015, Megan was the lead therapist on a research study implementing a protocol for using Exposure and Response Prevention therapy to treat adults diagnosed with OCD in a community mental health care setting. In addition to her work in the IOP, Megan maintains an outpatient psychotherapy practice at Butler Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health and is a member of the Rhode Island Hoarding Task Force.