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As a licensed psychologist, I have the qualifications to best help students with ADHD. My background and training is particularly important because the majority of students with ADHD also have a related condition such as anxiety, depression, or a learning disorder. In addition, I am able to pull from a wide variety of strategies and techniques in order to individualize the coaching process for your child. Furthermore, I understand that ADHD is not just about time management, organization, and other executive functioning skills. It affects all area of a person's life including their relationships, school and vocation decisions, health behaviors, and emotional well being. 

Brief Bio and Qualifications

 

I am a licensed psychologist, an ADHD - Certified Clinical Services Provider (CCSP), and a professional member of CHADD practicing in the greater Nashville area. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah in 1997. Prior to starting my private practice in ADHD Coaching, I worked as a psychologist in university mental health for several years. First at the University Counseling Center at the University of Utah and then at Counseling and Mental Health Services at the University of Rochester. Most recently I worked at the Diagnostic Center at Currey Ingram Academy where I provided psychoeducational evaluations for students with suspected ADHD and/or learning disorders. My scientific research in clinical and educational psychology has been cited over 1400 times.

Equally important to my credentials, I am a mother of young adult with executive functioning deficits. You can trust that I understand the stress and worry that you are experiencing. I am here to personally walk your student through this part of his/her educational journey.

You can view my professional qualifications and credentials below:

Advanced Training

  • Lifestyle Interventions for the ADHD Brain

  • Advances in the Management of ADHD

  • Neuropsychology of working memory

  • ADHD Coaching (Prevatt and Levrini model)

  • Executive Functioning Coaching (Dawson & Guare model)

  • Parent Coaching (Goldrich's model)

Education

  • BA: Psychology, Knox College

  • MS: Counseling Psychology, University of Utah

  • PhD: Counseling Psychology, University of Utah

Licensure

  • Licensed Psychologist, with Health Service Provider designation: Tennessee P-3337

  • Licensed Psychologist: New York  013726-1

Certification

  • ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider: 812690

Training

  • APA approved Pre-doctoral Internship at the University of Utah Counseling Center

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah