I work with children and adolescents struggling with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties. I was drawn to my career by the value of serving others and supporting children and families through the difficult moments in their lives to make the changes they wish to see.

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Biography

As a clinical child psychologist, I work with children and adolescents struggling with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties. I was drawn to my career by the value of serving others and supporting children and families through the difficult moments in their lives to make the changes they wish to see. Helping diverse populations, especially at-risk youth, is a value that guides my work.

In my practice, I use strategies from both cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral treatments with an emphasis on family systems. I have expertise in trauma-informed care and crisis intervention/stabilization. Specific areas of clinical interest include working with adolescents struggling with adjustment-related issues, emotion regulation, suicidal thoughts and problem behaviors. As a staff psychologist at College Hill, I work with interdisciplinary teams to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions and programs of care in an acute psychiatry inpatient setting.

Additionally, I have experience in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments. My research interests include understanding and implementing interventions for children and adolescents in acute care settings that promote stabilization and recovery.

For my own self-care, I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family, and playing with my dog. I also like to travel and discover new restaurants in Cincinnati.

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Publications

Crisis Preparedness in Acute and Intensive Treatment Settings: Lessons Learned From a Year of COVID-19. Leffler, JM; Esposito, CL; Frazier, EA; Patriquin, MA; Reiman, MK; Thompson, AD; Waitz, C. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2021; 60:1171-1175.

The Effectiveness of a School-Based Intervention for Adolescents in Reducing Disparities in the Negative Consequences of Substance Use Among Ethnic Groups. Stewart, DG; Moise-Campbell, C; Chapman, MK; Varma, M; Lehinger, E. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 2017; 4:337-345.

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