As a psychologist, I’m interested in helping children and adolescents through crisis evaluation and short-term intervention. I help patients with both severe internalizing behaviors, such as depression or anxiety, and severe externalizing behavior, such as aggression or hyperactivity.

I have always enjoyed working with children and understanding how to help them have happy and successful lives. If I can help children change their life trajectories at an early age, they are better prepared for the future.

I work with families as a collaborative team to get through challenging moments. There will never be a time when stressful events go away completely, so I support children and families in learning how to get through these times safely. I understand the difficulties of being a parent — a 24/7 job with no time off. Though no one can control their thoughts or emotions, families can build skills to tolerate these negative emotions if they feel overwhelmed. I also am sensitive to families’ differing cultural values.

Since evaluation and treatment require the whole family, I partner with parents and other caregivers. Parents and caregivers are a valuable part of treatment. They can coach children and adolescents to use the skills they learn during therapy in real-world situations.

I enjoy spending my free time attending community events and traveling both in the U.S. and internationally. I also like reading mystery novels and finding hip new food spots.


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Networks of ADHD and SCT Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood. Lee, CA; Goh, PK; Shelton, CR; Hartung, CM. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2021.

Etiological Networks of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder during Childhood and Adolescence. Goh, PK; Smith, TE; Lee, CA; Bansal, PS; Eng, AG; Martel, MM. Journal of clinical child psychology. 2021; 1-14.

Longitudinal attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptom networks in childhood and adolescence: Key symptoms, stability, and predictive validity. Martel, MM; Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Karalunas, SL; Nigg, JT. Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology. 2021; 130:562-574.

Conceptualizing the UPPS-P model of impulsive personality through network analysis: Key dimensions and general robustness across young adulthood. Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Martel, MM; Fillmore, MT; Derefinko, KJ; Lynam, DR. Journal of Personality. 2020; 88:1302-1314.

Subgroups of Childhood ADHD Based on Temperament Traits and Cognition: Concurrent and Predictive Validity. Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Martel, MM; Karalunas, SL; Nigg, JT. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2020; 48:1251-1264.

Interpretability and Validity of a Bifactor Model of ADHD in Young Adults: Assessing the General “g” and Specific IA and HI Factors. Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Bansal, PS; Aguerrevere, LE; Rucker, AT; Martel, MM. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 2020; 42:222-236.

Conceptualizing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschool through Confirmatory Factor and Network Analysis. Bansal, PS; Goh, PK; Lee, CA; Martel, MM. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2020; 48:539-550.

Inattention and Hyperactivity. Lee, CA; Milich, R. Pseudoscience in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. 2019.

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