JoAnne Pedro-Carroll

2024 W. Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, New York 14623
United States
Office Phone: (585) 292-0218
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP


Psychologist, Mental Health Professional

As a clinical psychologist working with children and families for over 25 years I see the positive difference that collaborative practice can make in the lives of families. My recent book, 'Putting Children First: Proven parenting strategies to help children thrive' highlights the many ways that parents and professionals can foster resilience and wellness before, during and after divorce. As a mother of 7, including 4 wonderful 'bonus' children, I can attest to the effectiveness of these approaches.

Area(s) of Practice: Child Specialist, Divorce Coach
License(s): New York State Psychologist

Professional Activities

Author, 'Putting Children First: Proven parenting strategies to help children thrive after divorce'. ~ ~Adviser, Sesame Street Workshop ~ ~Founder, Children of Divorce Intervention Program ~ ~Co-Founder, ACT-For the Children Parent Education Program ~ ~Fellow,American Psychological Association ~ ~Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester (1984-2008)

Undergraduate Education

B.S. in Education, University of Cincinnati, summa cum laude

Postgraduate Education

M.Ed., University of Cincinnati
M.A. in Psychology, University of Rochester
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Rochester


Working on behalf of children and families in the collaborative process gives me a greater opportunity to work according to my goals of fostering resilience in children and adults and preventing long term problems. My passion is creating opportunities to resolve conflict in productive ways and to help children and parents navigate stressful life changes in the best way possible. My book, 'Putting Children First: Proven strategies to help children thrive after divorce' gives a message of hope and healing that is consistent with the collaborative process.