Steven J. Barreto, PhD, is a psychologist with Lifespan Physician Group. He specializes in pediatric psychology, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders. He is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  

Dr. Barreto's clinical interests include family and couple therapy for family adjustment, parenting, and parent-child relationships in the context of child or adult psychiatric illness, chronic and acute illness, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.  His research interests include family therapy, juvenile firesetting, digital citizenship and cyber aggression, and depression in high risk urban communities.

Before joining the Family Therapy Program, he spent 20 years at Bradley Hospital working with families and addressing the needs of children with severe emotional disturbances. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.


Pediatric Psychology

Areas of Expertise

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Juvenile Firesetting

Hospital Affiliations


Post Graduate:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fellowship:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fellowship:The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University