Dr. Anan is both a Licensed Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. After completing her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Anan has served for 15 years as the Director of the Early Childhood Program at William Beaumont Hospital’s Center for Human Development. Dr. Anan is adjunct faculty at Eastern Michigan University and the Michigan School for Professional Psychology where she teaches graduate clinical psychology students.
Dr. Anan has a private practice in Novi, Michigan where she specializes in treating children with selective mutism (SM). Dr. Anan utilizes evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques to gradually facilitate children’s successful verbal participation in school and other community settings. In addition to individual therapy, Dr. Anan offers a unique group treatment model for children which provides structured activities designed to advance children’s speaking skills with their peers. Frequent field trips give children the change to practice speaking in community settings such as ice cream parlors, pet shops, and toy stores.
Dr. Anan serves on the Selective Mutism Association Board of Directions. She has been invited by school administrators and conference organizers to give lectures and workshops on SM. She is also the first author of a book chapter on the treatment of children with SM.
Ruth Anan, PhD, BCBA-D
Licensed Psychologist & Board Certified Behavior Analyst
27780 Novi Road, Suite 107
Novi, Michigan 48377