The mission of Wise Psychological Services, LLC. is to provide quality comprehensive services to all individuals so that children, teenagers and adults can achieve their greatest potential. I believe in a strong partnership with families and I am tremendously successful in helping children reach their potential by building on the strengths of the family and child.
Children Who Receive Early Intervention Are:
I offer many groups throughout the year including anxiety management, children’s groups for social skills and ADHD, maintenance and self-awareness groups.
I am currently a Licensed Psychologist with a background in child and adolescent assessment and therapy. My current areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, and Social Phobia), Depression/Mood Disorder, Family Issues and Learning Disabilities. I also have specialized experience and training in providing therapy to children with complicated, mixed diagnostic pictures, including children with co-occurring psychopathology and developmental issues.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. I completed a predoctoral internship at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa with specialties in health psychology, neuropsychological assessment, pain management, child psychology and assessment and geropsychology. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology, child psychology and child neuropsychological assessment at Cook Children’s Medical Center. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. My doctoral dissertation “The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status, Demographic Variables & Depressive Traits in a Young Adolescent Sample” focused on adolescents with depression. My Master’s Thesis focused on a case on the medical diagnosis of ADHD and the educational diagnosis of behavior disorder.
Additional areas of specialization include health psychology, neuropsychology, pain management, and assessment. I have training to help people adjust to life and to assist medical and surgical patients with spinal cord injuries, chronic pain or illness, stroke and other neurological conditions. I also teach social skills training and behavior management and provide ADHD coaching.
I practice cognitive behavioral therapy which is a goal-directed approach primarily aimed at helping patients achieve their needs in a brief, time limited manner. I am enthusiastic about helping my patients reach their goals within a professional and relaxed atmosphere.