As one of our resident forensic psychologists, Dr. Lindsey Ohler has extensive experience in family, civil, and criminal court. She has been qualified as an expert witness in both family and civil court several times, and has provided deposition and testimony in numerous cases. She often provides expert consultation for attorneys on clinical issues (e.g., child development and child custody, child sexual development, autism spectrum disorder, childhood mental health disorders, and adult mental health disorders).
Dr. Mina Ratkalkar has extensive experience in forensic services and research. She earned her Ph.D. in Drexel University’s forensic psychology program and brings her expertise to Lepage Associates as a forensic evaluator for cases in family, civil, and criminal court and as a therapist for court-involved clients. Dr. Ratkalkar was previously a therapist for the federal reentry court in Philadelphia to help clients reintegrate into the community. Dr. Ratkalkar was also a forensic social worker and collaborated with attorneys to craft individualized sentencing reports and treatment recommendations for felony cases in Pennsylvania and Florida. She has conducted forensic evaluations for civil litigation, competency to stand trial, competency to waive Miranda, capital sentencing, federal sentencing, and risk assessment for sexual offense and violence. In addition, Dr. Ratkalkar created a police training curriculum to improve relationships between girls of color and police as an American Society of Criminology fellow. Regardless of your legal concern, Dr. Ratkalkar will approach you and your case with compassion and empathy while maintaining objectivity and credibility. She welcomes opportunities to speak with you or your attorney about her forensic services and is available to provide expert testimony.
Dedicated to helping children and families engage in happy and healthy lives, Lesa Bridges has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. Her professional approach is strengths-focused and evidenced-based with specific expertise in forensic evaluations of children and adults who have been affected by trauma. Ms. Bridges has extensive knowledge about how mental, physical, and sexual abuse affects individuals throughout their lifespan and is skilled in evaluation of needs and treatment planning for her clients. In her work with sexualized youth, she has completed hundreds of psychosocial evaluations. She also has extensive knowledge and practice experience in the field of foster care and adoption. Ms. Bridges is familiar with the family and criminal court processes and has testified in court as an expert witness.
Dr. Tina Lepage, founder of Lepage Associates Solution-Based Psychological & Psychiatric Services, holds a Doctorate and Master’s in clinical psychology, a B.S. in child development and family relationships, and a Master’s in management. Dr. Lepage is a specialist in relationships, families, conflict resolution, and forensic evaluations. She has been said to “demonstrate an uncanny ability to find creative solutions that work well and are respected by all parties involved,” and judges have commented they wished all evaluations were as understandable
As one of our resident child psychologists, Dr. Colleen Hamilton joins our forensic cases in the capacity of child expert. She has in-depth experience assessing children of all ages; through direct observation and/or parent descriptions of very young children, and testing with preschool children and older, she assesses children ages birth through 18. Dr. Hamilton is one of few child psychologists specialized in the birth
In his forensic work, Dr. Varley maintains the same supportive, non-judgmental, and professional attitude characteristic of all his clinical practice. Dr. Varley has experience providing court-mandated therapy for adolescents and conducting forensic evaluations for adults, including psychological and substance abuse evaluations relevant to child custody cases.
Dr. Bailey Cole has experience in conducting forensic evaluations and providing court- mandated therapy for varying ages. He aims to create a non-judgmental and empathic environment to decrease discomfort frequently associated with court-mandated services. Dr. Cole has experience in conducting psychological