Psychological and Educational Testing

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Durham Office

SOPHIA WALDER-HOGE, PSY.D

Ms. Sophia Walder-Hoge has experience conducting comprehensive psychological assessments across the lifespan, with an emphasis on children and adolescents. She has worked in a variety of settings conducting multidisciplinary, psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational evaluations to provide diagnostic clarification and inform treatment. She has conducted evaluations addressing attention concerns (AD/HD), learning difficulties (LD), developmental deficits, emotional/psychological/behavioral functioning, memory, intellectual abilities (IQ), and executive functioning. She also has experience conducting assessments with Police Academy applicants, medical patients, and families. Ms. Walder-Hoge believes that the evaluation process can be therapeutic and values the trust and responsibility that is placed with her.

LAURA O’MALLEY, M.S., NCSP

Ms. Laura O’Malley specializes in conducting psychological and educational evaluations for children, adolescents and young adults (up to age 21). Through the entire evaluation process, she aims to create a non-judgmental and empathic environment to increase her clients’ motivation to put forth their best effort. Ms. O’Malley also focuses on ensuring her clients and their parents have an understanding of their evaluation results by highlighting their strengths, explaining diagnoses, and providing realistic recommendations to help in areas of concern. She is an active member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and has the distinction of holding a National Certification in School Psychology (NCSP).

ERICA PRITZKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Erica Pritzker provides psychological, educational, and autism-spectrum evaluations for all ages. Previously a school psychologist, she has experience diagnosing and working with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD, also commonly called ‘ADD’) and Specific Learning Disabilities (also commonly called ‘LD’). Dr. Pritzker also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. She has extensive experience and knowledge in identifying learning problems that may be due to learning disabilities, ADHD, TBI, and other neurological deficits.

DEJA BUCKNER, M.A.

Ms. Deja Buckner has extensive training and experience completing psychological and psychoeducational evaluations with children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Buckner has extensive experience in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of psychological concerns and competently carries out testing procedures to ensure the highest level of client care.

BLAKELY MULDER, PH.D.

Evaluators for Psych/Ed: Dr. Blakely Mulder conducts comprehensive assessments aimed at understanding each person’s unique profile of strengths and needs. She began her assessment experience as an intern at the Medical University of South Carolina’s neurology clinic, where she conducted neuropsychological evaluations for adults with memory loss due to seizures, head injury, dementia, and aging. Dr. Mulder went on to specialize in providing psychoeducational evaluations and psychological evaluations for children and teens. She holds a specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Maryland and is a Licensed School Psychologist with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

JAMILA PARKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Parker provides psychological, psychoeducational, substance abuse, and trauma assessments, as well as a variety of forensic evaluations. She has substantial training and experience providing testing and assessments to evaluate for learning disorders, AD/HD, general personality functioning and behavior, trauma, and forensics.

LINDSEY OHLER, PSY.D.

Dr. Lindsey Ohler has extensive training and experience completing psychological and educational evaluations with children, adolescents and adults. She also has expertise in the differential diagnosis of eating disorders, having contributed to research investigations assessing the neurocircuitry of disordered eating. Dr. Ohler’s training began at an inpatient child and adolescent facility where she conducted psychological evaluations of youth. She further refined her evaluation skills at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where s

RAE ANN HAMILTON, LPA

Rae Ann Hamilton has specialized training and experience in conducting educational and psychological evaluations. She considers it a privilege to assist individuals through a comprehensive evaluation process with the identification of specific learning and/or life difficulties, which then informs recommendations for effective interventions and treatment options. Over the years, Mrs. Hamilton has worked with individuals between the ages of four and seventy-nine in private and public school settings as well as private practice. A specific are

COLLEEN HAMILTON, PSY.D.

Child specialist with 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, assesses children ages birth through 18. Dr. Hamilton is one of few child psychologists specialized in the birth to preschool years as well as K-12 children. Extensive experience conducting trauma assessments, compre

ERIN PIECHOCINSKI, PSY.D.

Dr. Piechocinski has experience conducting psychological, psychoeducational, neurocognitive, and forensic assessments with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. She has conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations assessing emotional functioning, suicide and self-injury, and executive functioning. Dr. Piechocinski is competent in assessing intellectual and adaptive abilities, personality, diagnosis, emotional functioning, behavioral functioning, and self-injurious behaviors.

JULIE MICHALOWSKI, PSY.D.

Dr. Julie Michalowski has training and experience completing psychological evaluations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She completes psychological testing for children, teens, and adults to assess for possible mood, anxiety, thought or behavior disorders, trauma, and general emotional and personality functioning. Dr. Michalowski provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help put individuals at ease during the testing process. She aims to not only identify areas for improvement but also highlights the individual’s strengths. Dr. Michalowski also has training and experience completing psychoeducational evaluations to assess children, teens, and young adults for learning dis

TINA LEPAGE, PSY.D.

Several years experience doing psychological, substance abuse, and forensic evaluations for the schools, courts, community centers, and in private practice settings. Expertise in diagnostic clarification in clinically complex cases in which there has been over-diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or an inability to diagnose. Dissertation on custody evaluations, and extensive forensic evaluation experience. A Certified Forensic Evaluator, trained by the University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, one of the premier nationally recognized training institutes for forensics.

MINA RATKALKAR, PH.D.

Dr. Mina Ratkalkar provides comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments in addition to a range of forensic assessments. Dr. Ratkalkar has experience evaluating adults for AD/HD, trauma symptoms and PTSD, substance abuse, and personality functioning and behavior. Dr. Ratkalkar is thoughtful and thorough in her approach to testing. She also acknowledges each client’s strengths in evaluations. Dr. Ratkalkar takes care to interpret and present findings within each client’s individual cultural context. She believes diagnoses should be given with care and uses them to inform effective treatment recommendations to help determine next steps.

Raleigh Office

ALEXANDRA MAESTRE, PSY.D.

Dr. Alexandra Maestre provides comprehensive psychological testing assessment to address a range of emotional, behavioral, developmental, learning, academic, and adjustment concerns in children, adolescents, and adults. She has ample training and experience conducting thorough assessments in different settings including private practice, community mental health, the juvenile justice system, and residential treatment centers. During the assessment process, Dr. Maestre aims to foster a welcoming and pressure-free environment in which the client can participate comfortably in testing. Furthermore, Dr. Maestre is fully bilingual and conducts comprehensive assessments in both English and Spanish.

Telehealth Online Office

Tele-Evaluations

Many psychological and forensic evaluations can be done fully online, using telehealth video platforms for clinical interviews and test proctoring. (Educational testing must be done in person.)