Dr. Frank J. Sileo is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement, LLC located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He received his Doctorate in psychology from Fordham University in New York City. He received his Master of Science degree from Fordham University and his Bachelor’s degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Since 1995, Dr. Sileo has been in private practice in Ridgewood. Since 2010, Dr. Sileo has been consistently voted one of New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Docs by readers of New Jersey Family magazine.
His academic and professional career has included broad based experiences and accomplishments. Dr. Sileo has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. He has served as site administrator to three different residential treatment facilities for children, adolescents, and young adults. He has taught counseling and psychology courses at Fordham University and Saint Thomas Aquinas College. He has been a supervisor of doctoral students in the clinical psychology program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Sileo is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New Jersey Psychological Association, and the Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists. He was on the Health Advisory Board for Bergen Health and Life magazine as the Child/Adolescent Psychology expert. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is a member of the National Honor Society for Psychology (Psi Chi) where he served as president of his undergraduate school’s chapter. He served as the chairperson for the Task Force on Health Psychology through the New Jersey Psychological Association and as a board member of the Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists. He also served as a past board member for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s New Jersey chapter. He was on the Support Group Task Force for the National Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He is one of the founding members of the Bergen County Professionals Healthy Living Project and was a member of the Northern New Jersey Maternal/Child Health Consortium.
Many of his books are the recipients of the Gold Medal Award from the Mom's Choice Awards honoring excellence in children's picture books. He is also the winner of the Silver Medal from the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and is the Silver Medal recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Awards or the "IPPY." He is also the recipient of the 2018 National Parenting Product Award and the 2020 Teachers' Choice Award by Learning Magazine. Dr. Sileo also authored a parenting book for children with chronic illnesses called When Your Child Has A Chronic Medical Illness: A Guide for the Parenting Journey published by American Psychological Association.
His research has been published in professional psychological journals. He has presented his research at professional conferences in the United States and Canada. He has written extensive general interest articles and has been quoted numerous times in various local and national newspapers, magazines, and web sites such as the Bergen Record, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Psychology Today, The New York Times, Everydayhealth.com, AOL.com, WebMD.com, iVillage.com, and SheKnows.com. He is often the "go to" psychologist in the media for his insights on a variety of psychological topics and issues. He has been featured on WCBS radio, Radio Disney, Ultimate Sports Parent Radio and has given web and podcasts for HealthTalk, Jennings Wire, The Changing Behavior Network and has been interviewed about his practice on Medicalcrossfire.com. He has been interviewed on television by Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 News and Steve Adubato on Caucus NJ on Channel 13. In addition, Dr. Sileo is a lively and engaging public speaker and has provided lectures and workshops for the local community, corporate organizations, medical practices, universities, hospitals and schools. He has often been the keynote speaker in major cities and conferences in the areas of bullying, self-esteem, stress management, coping with chronic illness, and the psychological aspects of Crohn’s disease.