Dr. Tryon's office can be found at our Easton, MD location.

☎ (410) 820-5667

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Professional Information

Dr. Adeline Tryon is the owner and founder of The Child & Family Center for Psychological Evaluation and Treatment. As a licensed psychologist with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Tryon uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to provide state-of-the-art psychological treatment to children, adults and families; consultation with area pediatricians, schools and universities, and agencies serving developmentally delayed and autistic individuals; clinical supervision to colleagues; and, expert witness services for various family-practice attorneys. Dr. Tryon has been licensed since 1993 as a psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Psychologists.


Dr. Tryon enjoys working with people of all ages.  Over the past 20 years, Dr. Tryon has developed several specialties that include anxiety, depression and problems of attention in children, teen-agers, college students and adults, adjustment issues, family transitions (such as divorce, remarriage, and relocation), bipolar disorder, autism and related developmental disorders.  Dr. Tryon is a seasoned liaison helping families navigate school challenges.

Biographical Information

Dr. Tryon earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology at Scripps College in Claremont California where she began her work with autistic children and earned the Most Outstanding Thesis Award for her research in the treatment of young autistic children in 1982.  She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the APA-approved clinical psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While at UNC-G, Tryon continued an active research career in the social development of children and the treatment of autistic children

Dr. Tryon completed her Ph.D. after her APA-approved Child Clinical Internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.  While interning, she furthered her research and clinical expertise in behavioral family training. After serving as the Director of research-based communication skills training program for Level 5 high school students in the Bronx, New York, Tryon moved to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. While at UVA, Dr. Tryon served as a Senior Research Scientist for Dr. E. Mavis Hetherington working on Hetherington’s renowned longitudinal study of divorce and its effects on family members.

In 1989, Dr. Tryon moved to Salisbury, Maryland to begin a faculty appointment in psychology at Salisbury State University (now Salisbury University).  She soon opened a small private practice for children and families.  After earning Tenure and promotion at the University, and serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Psychology, Tryon decided to leave the University and devote her full-time energy to her private practice. Dr. Tryon continues to be active in teaching, mentoring, and consulting through her private practice, The Child & Family Center.

Interests and Hobbies

Dr. Tryon enjoys spending time with her husband, their son Harry, and friends.  She enjoys sailing and building Lego’s with Harry, walking with their dog, skiing, building snowmen, reading, traveling and doing projects around home.


Charlop, M., Schreibman, L. & Tryon, A.S. (1983).  Learning through observation: The effects of peer modeling on acquisition and generalization in autistic children.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 11, 355-365.

Tryon, A.S. & Keane, S.P. (1986). Promoting imitative-play through observational learning in autistic-like children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 14, 537-549.

Blechman, E.A., Tryon, A.S., McEnroe, M.J., & Ruff, M.H. (1989). Behavioral Approaches: A Strategy for the Measurement of Family Interaction. In S. Wetzler and M.M. Katz (Eds.) Contemporary Approaches to Psychological Assessment, 43-65.

NY: Brunner/Mazel.  Blechman, E.A., Tryon, A.S., Ruff, M., & McEnroe, M.J. (1989). Family skills training and childhood depression. In C.E. Schaefer (Ed.) Handbook of Parent Training: Parents as Co-therapists for Children’s Behavior Problems. NY: Wiley.

Hetherington, E.M. & Tryon, A.S. (1989). His and her divorces. Family Therapy Networker, November- December issue. Tryon, A.S. & Keane, S.P. (1991). Popular and aggressive boys’ initial social interaction patterns in cooperative and competitive settings. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19, 395-406.

Reiss, D., Plomin, R., Hetherington, E.M., Howe, G.W., Rovine, M., Tryon, A. & Hagan, M.S. (1994). The separate worlds of teenage siblings: An introduction to the study of the non-shared environment and adolescent development. In E.M. Hetherington, D. Reiss & R. Plomin (Eds.) Separate Social Worlds of Siblings. NJ: Erlbaum.


$255 intake, $175 thereafter