I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University and I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. I completed my doctoral internship in two locations, Widener University’s Office of Disabilities Services along with the Widener Child Therapy Clinic in Chester, PA. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic. My training and work experiences have provided opportunities to work with children, adolescents, and young adults from preschool through adulthood with a variety of challenges. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, academic difficulties, executive functioning challenges, and additional behavioral concerns.
My approach to treatment begins with building a collaborative relationship with clients and their families that allows for open communication and opportunities to promote positive growth. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and behavioral therapy approaches. I work with each individual client to develop individualized goals and create a comprehensive plan to reach these goals while helping the client build insight and awareness to challenges and develop coping strategies to manage emotions and behavior. I seek to provide clients and their caregivers with concrete strategies and tools to use outside the therapy session that will help to improve their social and emotional well being across all environments. This includes working closely with caregivers and collaborating with schools to support the client across all environments.
In addition, I conduct psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. These include cognitive, academic, memory, attention, and social-emotional assessments of current functioning. Assessments strive to provide an understanding of each individual’s strengths and needs and provide clear recommendations for future success.
You can email me at DrFlavin@quinceorchardpsychotherapy.com.