KidsLink psychologists are experts in behavioral intervention for children, teens, and young adults with a variety of psychological and medical diagnoses. They provide a full range of psychological and psychoeducational testing, as well as a variety of treatment options for individual and family therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Psychology services at KidsLink include:
- KidsLink Autism Diagnostic Clinic
- KidsLink Down Syndrome Clinic
- Psychological and psychoeducational testing to assess intelligence, attention, learning abilities, and cognitive abilities
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Anxiety and depression management
- Individual and Family treatment
- Social skills groups for ages 6 – 25
The psychology team: (please click on name for profile)
Michelle DePolo, Psy.D., BCBA-D has specific expertise in the areas of cognitive behavioral therapy and the management of anxiety and depression. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. DePolo has expertise in the assessment and treatment of severe behaviors. She routinely completes Independent Education Evaluations for parents and school districts. Dr. DePolo directs a variety of programs to promote social skills.
Lauren O’Hara, Ph.D. specializes in the management of anxiety, mood, and behavioral difficulties in children and teens. She also enjoys working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. O’Hara is available for Independent Educational Evaluations and giftedness assessments.
Christopher A. Flessner, Ph.D. specializes in the treatment of children experiencing anxiety and related problems, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), hair pulling disorder (Trichotillomania), and tic disorders (i.e., Tourette’s disorder).
Andrea Burland, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and families. Dr. Burland specializes in using cognitive and behavioral techniques and mindfulness to help parents take care of themselves and their families.
Amy Young, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, disruptive behaviors, ADHD, and social-emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. In her clinical work, Dr. Young works closely with parents to help them best support their child’s development and utilizes an evidence-based approach to intervention including cognitive-behavioral therapy.