Forensic Psychologists

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Durham Office

JAMILA PARKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Parker is both a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, with doctoral and master’s degrees specifically in Forensic Psychology, and training in forensic neuropsychology. Forensic Evaluation Services for Civil, Criminal and Family Courts

LINDSEY OHLER, PSY.D.

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).

BLAKELY MULDER, PH.D.

Dr. Blakely Mulder brings her expertise in child development and family systems to forensic therapy and evaluations. She works extensively with children whose parents are in high conflict divorces, collaborating with parents, attorneys, and parent coordinators to improve children’s adjustment and parent-child relationships. Dr. Mulder provides court-ordered reunification therapy, individual child therapy, and forensic evaluations, including child custody and psychological evaluations. She is comfortable providing expert testimony in court.

ERICA PRITZKER, PSY.D.

In her forensic work, Dr. Erica Pritzker maintains the same supportive, non-judgmental, and professional attitude characteristic of all her clinical practice. Dr. Pritzker has experience providing court-mandated therapy and conducting forensic evaluations for adults, including psychological and substance abuse evaluations relevant to child custody cases. Trained as a child psychologist, she is well prepared to speak to a child’s developmental needs and the best interests

COLLEEN HAMILTON, PSY.D.

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

TINA LEPAGE, PSY.D.

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

MINA RATKALKAR, PH.D.

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.

Raleigh Office

ALEXANDRA MAESTRE, PSY.D.

Dr. Alexandra Maestre is both a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, with doctoral and master’s degrees specifically in Forensic Psychology. She holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Forensic Psychology, and a master’s degree in Forensic and Counseling Psychology. Dr. Maestre has experience in conducting forensic evaluations and providing court-
mandated therapy for varying ages. She aims to create a non-judgmental and empathic environment to decrease discomfort frequently associated with court-mandated services. Dr. Maestre has experience in conducting psychological, substance abuse, risk assessment, delinquent predispositions, and a myriad of forensic evaluation topics for courts. She also has extensive experience conducting assessments for pre-adjudicated children and adolescents in the juvenile justice system including juvenile waiver evaluations. In addition, she has experience providing court-ordered psychotherapy for a wide array of concerns, including substance abuse, anger management, domestic violence, criminal recidivism, and community reintegration. Dr. Maestre has worked in forensic settings and is comfortable providing expert testimony in court.

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LESA BRIDGES, LCSW, ED.D. (ABD)

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.