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Sara Whiting, Ph.D. Sara Whiting, Ph.D.

Sara Whiting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children through young adults. She also has an extensive background in cognitive-behavior therapy for internalizing difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depressed mood, negative self esteem).

Dr. Whiting completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Smith College, after which she worked as a Research Assistant at the Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. She then completed Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Louisiana State University with a dual emphasis on psychoeducational assessment and anxiety disorders. During her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/GV Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center Consortium, Dr. Whiting specialized in neuropsychology and brief therapy for children with chronic medical conditions, especially sickle cell disease. Dr. Whiting went on to complete her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Texas Children’s Hospital through the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Whiting is experienced in providing neuropsychological assessment for a range of medical, developmental, and academic challenges such as: cognitive effects of cancer treatment, sickle cell disease, epilepsy, genetic syndromes, meningitis, concussion, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, ADHD, learning disorders, and eligibility for accommodations on college/graduate entrance exams. Dr. Whiting takes care to consider all aspects of a person’s functioning, integrating their strengths and weaknesses to provide individualized and targeted recommendations.

In addition, Dr. Whiting also has experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adults struggling with internalizing difficulties. She particularly enjoys treating anxiety including: obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety, childhood separation anxiety, persistent worrying, and anxious adjustment to life changes. Dr. Whiting’s therapeutic approach is evidence-based, supportive, and collaborative, with patients and caregivers taking an active role in the therapeutic process.

Stephen Tate Stephen L. Tate, Psy. D.

Stephen L. Tate, Psy.D., M.Div. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who obtained his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, IL. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) and has certification in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling from IAODAPCA (Illinois Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association). Dr. Tate specializes in providing psychological evaluations that assess intellectual and educational functioning and impairment in adults, children, and adolescents. These diagnostic assessments include, but are not limited to determining learning disorders, ADHD, personality disorders, and various behavioral and emotional problems that most age groups. He has extensive forensic experience in providing testimony within the court system for evaluations conducted and individuals and families he has treated. In addition to his assessment work at Premier Educational Assessment Services, Dr. Tate maintains a private practice at Premier Psychological Services where he enjoys working with adults who may need individual psychological treatment or couples who desire therapy to address communication issues and improve their relationship with one another.

Michelle Marion-Rhodes Michelle Marion-Rhodes, Ph.D.
Michelle Marion Rhodes, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Rhodes completed an internship in clinical psychology at Baylor College of Medicine, which included training at DePelchin Children’s Center and Ben Taub's Neuropsychiatric Center. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Behavioral Science. With over 10 years of clinical experience, she is trained as a scientist-practitioner with experience providing evaluation (and therapy) services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral. She has experience in working with clients seeking educational assessments for possible accommodations and psychological assessments to assist with legal issues (e.g., child custody, workman's compensation, competency evaluations). She has also provided court-mandated therapy to children and adults. Dr. Rhodes regularly consults with other healthcare providers, legal professionals, and educational professionals in her provision of services.

Anne Su Anne Su, Ph.D.
Anne Su, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in the states of Texas and New York. She received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, and later received her Master's and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from George Washington University with an emphasis in Child/Adolescent population and Assessments.

Dr. Su's practicum at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. involved providing neuropsychological evaluations, concussions assessment, treatment planning, and executive functioning assessment, for a diverse child and adolescent population . She has also practiced as an individual and group therapist with children and adolescents and provided parent support groups and trainings in hospital, school, and community mental health settings. She has conducted research with concussions in children with ADHD/LD, voluntary response suppression and spatial working memory in adolescents, and the effects of dopamine on traumatic brain injury in animal models.

Dr. Su completed her predoctoral internship at Rebecca School, a DIR-based (Developmental Individualized Relationship) school, in New York, NY. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship and continued working for an additional two years at The Monarch School, a therapeutic day school for individuals with neurological differences, in Houston, Texas. She is passionate about her clinical work with children and adolescents with neurological differences, mood and/or anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and adjustment issues. Dr. Su's therapeutic approach draws on evidenced-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, and DIR and play-based techniques.

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