Alex SmithAllan CordovaAlly Burr-HarrisBennett GertzCasey WixsonCharlie
Christine MooreDaisy BuenoDaniel MunozDebbie DwelleDerrick Del PilarEmily Morgan
Erica PolidoriHannah BiancoJeff SosneJenne HendersonJennifer AbelesJulia Fonk
Laine TowellLaura PagenstecherLeah KatzMaggie StoeckelMariko ClarkMegan Nichols
Michael SchwartzMichael SosneMichael WoodMindy RanikMuriel McLachlanNichole Sage
Nick HongPriya Ramanujam
Rebecca MarcinRJ LaytonRobin McCoyRose Eagle
Sandra MacPhailShawn MarshallStephanie Verlinden Zaheeda (Zee) Virani

Our Consultants

Lance Turner


Alexander Smith, PsyD, received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. During his education and training he focused primarily on children and adolescents, completing his internship at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and additional training at St. Mary’s Home for Boys and Morrison Child and Family Services. Alex has experience treating a range of difficulties including trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, ADHD, parenting difficulties, and LGBT+ concerns in both individual and family settings. Dr. Smith also provides comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological evaluations. In his practice, he utilizes a range of cognitive-behavioral and acceptance/mindfulness based approaches such as ACT and Trauma-Focused CBT.

Allan Cordova, PhD., Psychologist received his doctorate from the University of Denver and completed his internship and postdoctoral work at the University of Washington. He has worked with youth and families in hospital, clinic and school settings. Born and raised in Oregon, he joined the Children's Program in 2002. He enjoys working with families and children of all ages. Areas of special interest include teenagers, couples, treatment of anxiety and depression, and family transitions.
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Ally Burr-Harris, PhD., Psychologist received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her areas of specialty include adoption, parent-child attachment, trauma, loss or bereavement, and behavior problems. Ally utilizes family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, and trauma/attachment-focused therapy. She utilizes parent coaching in attachment skills and behavior management skills, collaborative problem-solving, story-telling and narrative work, play and art therapy, and individualized methods for building and mastering social, emotional, and behavioral skills. When adult issues are interfering with parenting, Ally provides individual, relationship-based, supportive therapy with adults. She also provides consultation and training to parents and professionals on topics related to adoption, attachment, trans-racial parenting, child abuse, and other forms of child trauma. Ally has worked in the child mental health field since 1988, and she has been a licensed psychologist since 2000. She has served on the Board of Adoption Mosaic, and she was previously the director of a child trauma program affiliated with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Curriculum Vitae: Word file  PDF file

Bennett Gertz, M.D., earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Cognitive Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Gertz completed his Pediatrics residency at Georgetown University and his Neurodevelopmental Disabilities fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. During his training, he also completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship. Dr. Gertz moved to Portland in 2010. He worked at a multidisciplinary child development clinic for several years, which was originally known as the Artz Center, and later acquired by Albertina Kerr as Children’s Developmental Health Services. He then joined the Children’s Program in 2017. Dr. Gertz enjoys working with children with a variety of developmental disorders, and their families, for medical evaluations, developmental monitoring and medication management. Curriculum Vitae
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Casey Wixson, PsyD, Psychologist received his doctorate in clinical psychology, with emphasis in child and family practice, from Pacific University in Portland, OR. He has specialty training in assessment and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and The Watson Institute (Pennsylvania). He also has extensive training in intensive behavioral intervention (ABA) and pivotal response training (PRT), as well as certifications in Chronic Disease Self-Management and Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Other areas of interest include: noncompliance, anxiety, depression, and assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Casey's approach to assessment and intervention is family and systems oriented, emphasizing education and positive interactions. He works from behavioral and cognitive-behavioral perspectives.
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Charlie is a five-year-old Golden Retriever. He has been coming to the Children's Program "for as long as he can remember." He has attended Ralley Obedience School and holds an advanced degree from PetSmart. Charlie is now a graduate of the Oregon Humane Society's AAI (Animal Assisted Therapy) Training Program. Charlie loves going to school and spending his days at the Children's Program.

Christine Moore, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist who received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University. Christine has experience across a range of settings including early intervention, public schools, and interdisciplinary pediatric clinics working with children with complex behavioral and developmental needs. Christine works with children and their families on a variety of concerns including speech-sound disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, social communication disorders, stuttering, and feeding challenges. She is committed to working with families and other providers to establish functional goals so that progress leads to meaningful change at home and in the community. She highly encourages family participation in therapy as education and parent training are a key component of an effective intervention program.

Daisy Bueno, PhD, Psychologist is a Chicago native who completed her degree in School psychology from Illinois State University. She completed her internship in the Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After living in the east coast, Daisy then moved to the Pacific Northwest to complete her residency at Pacific University’s Sabiduria Latinx Emphasis, where she taught culturally relevant courses, supervised graduate students, coordinated outreach and provided therapy to the local Latinx community. Daisy specializes in the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental delays, disruptive behaviors, and anxiety. Daisy also works on parent/caregiver consultation and provides family therapy. Furthermore, Daisy has experience working with children and adolescents exploring their identity and who have experienced trauma. Daisy uses behavioral techniques with a foundation of relational and systems approaches. She utilizes a multicultural lens when working with children and families to ensure that all identities in each individual are valued and integrated within treatment. Daisy is fluent in Spanish.

Daisy Bueno, PhD, Psychologist es una terapeuta que viene de Chicago y quien obtuvo su doctorado en psicología escolar de Illinois State University. Daisy completo su año de practica en Kennedy Krieger Institute en la Universidad de John Hopkins donde trabajo en una clínica especializada en trabajar con niños y familias con problemas de desarrollo. Después de vivir en el este del pais, ella se mudó a Oregon donde trabajo en la universidad de Pacific en el programa de Sabiduría, donde se enfoco en trabajar con la comunidad Latina. Daisy se especializa en el tratamiento de Autismo, problemas de desarrollo, y ansiedad. Daisy también consulta con padres y familias; también provee terapia familiar. Daisy tiene experiencia en trabajar con niños y adolescentes que están empezando a explorar su identidad. Daisy se enfoca en tratamiento de comportamiento y en la relación entre cliente y terapeuta. Daisy también se asegura de integrar las culturas de los individuos y familiares en tratamiento.

Daniel J. Munoz, PhD, Psychologist received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago Eating and Weight Disorders Program. He works with children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families with issues of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual issues and emotional regulation (i.e. impulse control disorder, cutting, etc.). In addition, Dr. Munoz’s clinical expertise is in psychological assessment (ADHD, personality, executive functioning, intellectual testing).

He also offers a specialty clinic in the area of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, obesity, bariatric surgery assessment) and issues related to sexual and gender identity, in particular youth who identify as transgendered or gender questioning. Dr. Munoz uses an evidence-based approach towards treatment using modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Maudsley/Family Based Treatment approach to eating disorders. Dr. Munoz has been an invited speaker at international conferences on eating disorders and the recipient of the 2009 Academy of Eating Disorders Young Investigator Award for excellence in research. Dr. Munoz is the past vice-chair of the Oregon Board of Psychologists.
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Debbie Dwelle, PsyD, Psychologist received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University with an emphasis in child and family practice. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Oregon Health and Science University. Her areas of interest include: neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment, chronic health conditions including pediatric cancer and chronic pain, learning and emotional disorders, ADHD, noncompliance, depression, and anxiety. She enjoys working with families and children of all ages, and has a particular interest in working with adolescent females. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and works from behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and family systems frameworks.
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Derrick Del Pilar, M.A. is a Chicago native who earned his postgraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
For five years, he worked with teens and young adults in higher education recruitment, student advising, and student engagement services, first at his undergraduate alma mater the University of Arizona, then at Reed College. During that time, he connected students with resources and opportunities to help them take maximum advantage of their time as undergraduates. He has served on various committees, including scholarship review, academic appeals, Honors freshman review, and institution-wide recruitment councils, and loves to collaborate with a dynamic team of professionals.
Since 2018, he has been an intake specialist at the Children’s Program, connecting families with the providers whose clinical specialities best serve their child’s mental health needs.

Emily Morgan, Ph.D, Psychologist earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Western Michigan University, and completed her internship and two years of postdoctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. After hopping around the Midwest, Dr. Morgan decided head out to the Pacific Northwest to join the Children’s Program. While in Nebraska, Dr. Morgan trained at a specialty pediatric sleep clinic, where she gained a passion for working with clients struggling with sleep issues. She loves working with all ages (infancy to adolescence) to tackle sleep concerns. She enjoys working with parents on managing challenging childhood behaviors, and with adolescents who struggle with anxiety and depression. Further, she has a deep interest in working with children, teens, and families to navigate challenges that all too often accompany sexual orientation and gender identity. She takes a behavioral approach to treatment, and uses components from interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Habit Reversal Training, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to help her clients learn skills to live a rich and fulfilling life.

Erica Polidori, PsyD, Psychologist received her doctoral degree in clinical forensic psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Central State Hospital in Virginia conducting competency and insanity reports, psychological assessments, and facilitated individual as well as group therapy. During her pre-doctoral internship she assisted in creating and facilitating the first Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group for female inmates. She continued her passion with DBT by completing her post-doctoral internship at Thira Health in Bellevue, Washington solely conducting DBT group and individual therapy. She has a strong interest in continuing to develop her DBT skills, clinical knowledge and eventually completing DBT certification training. Dr. Polidori enjoys working with children and adolescents and utilizes modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and applied behavioral analysis techniques.

Hannah Bianco, Ph.D, Psychologistreceived her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Mexico. She works with children, adolescents, couples, and families in the areas of emotional and behavioral dysregulation, behavioral defiance/non-compliance, coping and stress management, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, ADHD, parent-child relationships, and adult relationship distress. Dr. Bianco provides individual, family, and couples therapy, psychological/neuropsychological assessment, and group therapy. Dr. Bianco uses an evidence-based approach including behavioral and cognitive-behavioral modalities within a family systems framework

Jeff Sosne, PhD, Psychologist is a graduate of Princeton and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. He escaped New Jersey in 1978 and completed his internship and residency training at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center. Jeff has been working with children since 1972 and has been with the Children's Program since 1980. Current interests include Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, anger problems, learning disabilities and group therapy for elementary age students with self-control problems. He is the author of two practical guides for parents and school personnel, "The ADHD Notebook and The Anger Notebook."
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Jenne Henderson, PhD, Psychologist earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of Louisville and completed her internship in Portland at Tualatin Valley Mental Health Center (now LifeWorks). Specialty areas include: anxiety issues and disorders such as separation anxiety, simple phobias, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and depression. She uses a combination of parent consultation, family therapy and applying cognitive, behavioral and practical solutions to meet the family's treatment goals.
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Jennifer Abeles, M.A., received her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. Her areas of interest include: ADHD, emotional regulation, noncompliance, parenting support, divorce and relationship adjustment, grief and loss, and chronic parental illness from a child's perspective. Jennifer utilizes a family centered approach focusing on emotional wellness:. She uses behavioral, strengths-based, and practical solutions. She has experience working with children's groups including Teens, Mindfulness, ADHD, and Autism parent support.

Julia Fonk, M.A. received her Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Portland. She has experience volunteering and working with children in various settings including a therapeutic school, a summer day camp for children with autism spectrum disorder, OHSU's ADHD research lab, and most recently as a psychological technician at an interdisciplinary developmental health clinic.

Laine Atcheson Towell, PsyD, Psychologist, earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University, where she focused her studies on work with children and families. She completed her doctoral internship at the Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic in Portland, where she worked with children, families, and adults within an integrated care setting. Her primary area of interest is psychological and psychoeducational assessment, particularly for presenting issues of ADHD, learning disorders, and developmental delay. Dr. Towell particularly enjoys working with young children, including preschoolers and toddlers, as well as children with trauma histories. She utilizes an eclectic approach, including behavioral and strengths-based modalities within a developmental psychopathology framework. Dr. Towell's work includes consistent family and community involvement.
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Laura Pagenstecher, Psy.D., M.A.T. Psychologist, received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in child and family practice from Pacific University. She completed her internship Daily Behavioral Health in Cleveland, Ohio working with children with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues and developmental disabilities. Laura completed clinical training with LifeWorks NW and the Forest Grove School District. She has a master’s degree in education has a clinical interest in educational issues. Laura was an educational consultant at Children’s Program prior to earning her doctorate. Her other areas of interest include psychological and educational assessment, emotional and behavioral disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and adjustment issues. Laura enjoys working with children of all ages, and particularly with late elementary/middle school-aged children. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and works from behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused frameworks.

Leah Katz, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology with a health emphasis from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in NY. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at the Center for Applied Psychology in NY, where she saw children, adolescents, adults, and couples in therapy, and ran several groups. Dr. Katz has trained in various settings including an inpatient hospital, college counseling center, testing center, and outpatient community mental health. She has experience treating a range of disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Leah utilizes an eclectic approach in helping her clients achieve well-being, practicing mostly from cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral modalities. Leah has also trained in mindfulness, and attended the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction professional seminar under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zin. Curriculum Vitae: PDF

Mariko Clark, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)Mariko F Clark, received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in 2010. She completed her internship at the VA Medical Center. She has experience counseling families and individuals throughout their lifespan, facilitating support groups and coordinating social services in hospitals and clinical mental health settings. Mariko enjoys working with elementary and middle-school aged children and their parents. She co-facilitates the Incredible Years, SPACE: Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, and Rise UP for Middle Schoolers Groups.

Maggie Stoeckel, PhD, Psychologist is a pediatric psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth with a variety of chronic medical conditions. Maggie completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Harvard University and her PhD in clinical psychology at American University. She then pursued specialized training in pediatric psychology at Oregon Health & Science University for both her residency and fellowship, where she developed a passion for helping kids and their families with the ups and downs of chronic health problems, including type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, and chronic pain. Prior to working at the Children’s Program, Maggie held a faculty position at Seattle Children’s/The University of Washington, where she was an embedded provider in the division of gastroenterology. Therefore, Maggie has particular interest and expertise in the treatment of psychosocial distress (e.g., depression, anxiety, family-communication challenges, adherence difficulties) associated with chronic gastroenterological conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, rumination syndrome, chronic abdominal pain, and encopresis. In addition, Maggie offers treatment for problems that commonly present to pediatric primary care clinics, including sleep challenges, toileting difficulties, tics, etc.

Megan Nichols, PsyD, received a master’s in childhood special education from Hunter College and a doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago with a concentration in children and adolescents. Megan specializes in the evaluation and treatment of young children with trauma, developmental concerns, including autism spectrum disorder, and behavioral/mood concerns. She approaches both assessment and treatment as a collaboration between the child/caregiver/family and herself. She views relationships through multiple lens with an emphasis on attachment, family systems, and social justice. In therapy, Megan utilizes play and art therapy, sandtray, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Theraplay techniques and collaborates with other providers to provide comprehensive care. She also provides caregiver consultation and partners with parents to create attainable goals that match with their parenting philosophy. Curriculum Vitae: PDF

Michael Schwartz, Ph.D., Psychologist, earned his doctoral degree in School psychology from the University of Oregon. He completed his predoctoral internship at the North Suburban Special Education District with the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Behavior Management Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Michael specializes in the treatment of children with disruptive behaviors (e.g., tantrums, noncompliance, verbal/physical aggression), ADHD, anxiety, developmental delays, and regulation disorders (e.g., sleeping, toileting, feeding) and works collaboratively with school and medical providers. He frequently involves caregivers directly in treatment, making use of behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and applied behavior analysis frameworks to develop and implement interventions. Michael is also certified as a Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT).

Michael Sosne is a native Oregonian who has been working with children since his early teens; teaching swim lessons, martial arts, and music. Today,
Michael enjoys working with students of all ages on a variety of subjects such as: math, skills for school success, and organization/time management.

Michael Wood received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University and has been with the Children's Program since 1997. Working part time as the DHS intake coordinator, Michael is responsible for helping to connect caseworkers with the evaluation services we provide for children in state care.

Mindy Ranik received her Master's Degree from the University of Vermont. She has been with the Children's Program since 1982, in varying roles as speech-language pathologist, intake specialist, and clinical services coordinator. The clinical expertise and information Mindy provides is a first step in the process of turning clients' concerns into a plan of action.

Muriel McLachlan, M.Ed., C.A.S., is a psychotherapist who holds a master’s degree in Risk and Prevention/Mental Health Counseling from Harvard University. She has worked with young children and families in hospital, clinic, school, and community mental health settings. Her theoretical orientation is psychodynamic and she integrates cognitive-behavioral methods and mindfulness strategies into her work. Muriel has specialized training in nondirective play therapy, collaborative problem solving, internal family systems therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy with preadolescent children and adults. She works with families of young children on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. She also enjoys working with the Incredible Years parent and child groups at the Children’s Program. Muriel is working towards licensure as an LPC, a registered intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Nichole Sage, Psy.D., Psychologist, received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in child and family practice from Pacific University. She has completed training at Wright State University, Dayton Children's Hospital, Morrison Child & Family Services, and Oregon Health & Science University-Child Development and Rehabilitation Center. Nichole has a special interest in evaluating and treating infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-age children. Her practice centers on work with children who have developmental and behavioral challenges, including ADHD, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, and disruptive behaviors such as tantrums, aggression, and noncompliance. She co-teaches the child group of the Incredible Years curriculum, an evidence-based treatment for children with internalizing and externalizing problems. She also has a background in helping children and families cope with medically-related problems, such as treatment adherence, feeding, toileting, and sleeping issues. Nichole utilizes a behavioral/cognitive-behavioral framework with a high degree of family involvement and parent training to develop and implement practical interventions. Nichole also participates in the Children’s Program training program as a supervisor of doctoral practicum trainees and psychologist residents.
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Nick Hong, Ph.D., Psychologist, received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. He completed a child clinical psychology internship at the University of New Mexico Medical School, and his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has since worked in a variety of settings, including therapeutic boarding school, wilderness treatment, and private practice. Dr. Hong has served as director of clinical, research, and pre-doctoral internship programs. His areas of interest include work with adolescents and adults, evaluation and treatment of anxiety and depression, and couples and family therapy.

Priya Ramanujam, Ph.D., Psychologist, earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Utah, and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral training at Oregon Health & Science University. She has extensive training and background in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders/Tourette syndrome, and other habit behaviors (e.g. hair-pulling, skin-picking). She also has expertise in behavior therapy for elimination difficulties (e.g. encopresis, enuresis), sleep challenges, and disruptive behavior. Priya strives to tailor evidence-based techniques and principles to each client’s unique cultural context with compassion and empathy. Outside of her clinical work, Priya has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal publications and book chapters on these topics.

Rebecca Marcin, Psy.D., Psychologist, received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in child and family practice from Pacific University. She completed her internship at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Southern California, working within the crisis-care shelter, residential, and non-public school programs. She has also completed previous clinical training at St. Mary’s Home for Boys, St. Cecilia School, and Morrison Child and Family Services here in Oregon. Rebecca enjoys working with children and families from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, and she has a particular interest in working with adolescent girls and with youth who have been a part of the foster care system. Her other areas of interest include: trauma, grief and loss, mood and emotional dysregulation, anxiety, adjustment and life transition problems, and high-risk behaviors. Rebecca practices within a behavioral/cognitive-behavioral framework and believes in the importance of involving a youth’s entire system to help make effective and lasting change.
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RJ Layton attended University of Southern California and received a BS in Business and an MFA in Interactive Media. He has worked with large companies like Electronic Arts, and has been an independent contractor and a consultant on various projects. Recently RJ has been working with the Children’s Program to develop the Spelling Teacher and Clear the Board computer games for kids. RJ will be working with students as a tutor and is developing a series of technology based classes called ByteSize Labs.

Robin McCoy, M.D. received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed a residency in primary care pediatrics at the University of Utah and then completed a fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. Her areas of specialty include autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Tourette's Disorder, developmental disorders, and learning and behavior problems. Robin enjoys medical evaluations as well as ongoing medical/medication management. Robin has worked in the child development field since 2000.
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Rose Eagle, PhD, Psychologist received her Ph.D. at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Her training also includes an internship in pediatric psychology and developmental disabilities at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Eagle has an extensive background and training in the evaluation and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also provides evaluation and treatment for young children with various developmental, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. She enjoys working with children who are preschool through early high school age on issues of social skills and emotion-regulation. Her treatment approach tends to be family-focused and employs cognitive-behavioral strategies.
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Sandra Stewart MacPhail, PhD, Psychologist earned her doctorate from Fordham University in New York City after completing pre-doctoral training at the New York University Child Study Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian in New York, and the Andrus Children's Center in White Plains, New York. Previously, she earned Master Degrees in Reading and Learning Disabilities at Teachers College, Columbia University and practiced as a Learning Specialist for many years. Current interests include learning and emotional disorders, ADHD, selective Mutism, neuropsychological testing, and the application of mindfulness practice to address attention and emotional disorders. Dr. MacPhail has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds and enjoys helping them to address home, school, and social challenges.
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Shawn Marshall, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor is a licensed professional counselor that has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. He earned his Master’s Degree from Lewis and Clark College and has worked in residential programs, community mental health and consulted with school districts. He specializes in working with preteen/teens and has expertise in depression, anger management, anxiety, attention deficit, academic challenges, oppositional behaviors and social media/technology. He has presented on a wide range of topics centered on teens and parenting such as The Impact of Electronics on the Teen Brain and Parenting in Today’s Modern World. Shawn incorporates cognitive-behavioral and family system approaches into his work with teens while attempting to get teens to increase their ownership and parents to decrease their roles. He integrates parenting and school consultations into the counseling process if needed.
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Stephanie Verlinden PsyD., Psychologist received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University after working for many years as an educator, child development specialist, and school psychologist. She provides therapy, assessment, and school consultation for children and adolescents with a variety of difficulties, including ADHD, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, anger issues and family relational problems.
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Zaheeda (Zee) Virani Psy.D., Psychologist Residentreceived her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago with a dual emphasis in Child & Adolescent Psychology and Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy. She completed her internship at Pacific University’s Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic. She is currently completing her postdoctoral residency at Children’s Program providing both assessment and therapy services. Her predoctoral experiences included community mental health, therapeutic day school and developmental clinic settings. Zaheeda has experience working with children and their families from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. Her particular interests include working with young children with emotional and behavioral challenges such as ADHD, ASD and ODD. Her other interests include adolescents managing depression and anxiety, as well as siblings of children with medical or mental health diagnoses. Zaheeda aims to meet clients where they are given their unique biopsychosocial backgrounds. Her treatment approach typically incorporates behavioral/cognitive-behavioral and Adlerian interventions. She is also a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator (CPDPE).
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Lance Turner received his MD in 1991 from Oregon Health Sciences University. He also completed his Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Fellowship at OHSU. After training, Lance worked as an Attending Physician for a Day Hospital Program and has worked as the Medical Director for two residential programs. He has been a consultant at the Children's Program since 2001 and his specialty includes diagnosis and medication treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric issues with interests in anxiety and mood disorders in teenagers.
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