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P. Melissa Moore M.D.

Psychiatrist

Services

  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Psychotherapy (supportive therapy, play therapy)
  • Medication Management
    • (Please note that Dr. Moore does not provide custody or forensic evaluations. Dr. Moore does not provide ongoing prescriptions for benzodiazepines.)

Biography

Dr. Moore is a psychiatrist who completed her residency in general psychiatry at the University of Virginia and went on to complete additional training in the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UVA where she was Chief Fellow. During residency, she received several honors including the Peer Commendation Award, the Humanitarian Award, and the Scholar Award. Her Scholar Award was based in part on her published research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). During her fellowship, she received additional specialized training in psychodynamic play therapy and traveled to the Tavestock Clinic in London, England to further her training. She is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and has worked at UVA and in various community mental health settings.

She provides comprehensive psychiatric assessments for children and some adults, and she enjoys providing consultations for primary care physicians. For each individual, she develops targeted treatment plans, which often include a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach of psychotherapy, family therapy, and support services. She offers medication management for children and adults who may benefit from this as part of their broader treatment plan. During both assessments and ongoing treatment, she emphasizes understanding each individual’s unique perspective to explore the underlying causes of difficult feelings.

She is experienced in working with a broad range of conditions and is interested in working with children and young adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and problems with adjustments or transitions. She offers play therapy as a treatment modality for younger children who often feel more comfortable expressing themselves through play rather than verbal communication.

Education

  • B.A., Biology and Chemistry Double Major, Wesleyan College, 1996
  • M.D. Doctor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Residency: Psychiatry. University of Virginia, 2004
  • Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Virginia, 2006

Certifications and Memberships

  • Board certified by ABPN in Adult Psychiatry from 2006-2016
  • Board certified by ABPN in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 to present

Karen Stinson, MA.Ed

Assessment Technician

Services

  • Administration of educational assessments
  • Administration of psychological assessments under the guidance of a licensed psychologist
  • Deaf Services

Biography

Karen is the program advisor and a faculty member at Radford University where she teaches future educators to become teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as well as graduate courses on educational assessment. She started her career as an itinerant teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in public schools in Georgia and Alabama. Then moved to Virginia to work at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind as a teacher, supervisor, and technology coordinator.

Karen has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is in the process of obtaining her certificate in Educational Psychometry at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Her areas of expertise include both working directly with DHH children in the classroom and providing assessment services that help teachers make educational decisions to best meet student needs.

Karen is fluent in American Sign Language and Cued Speech.

Education

  • B.S.-Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • M.A. Ed- Curriculum and Instruction
  • Coursework in Educational Psychometry

Certifications and Memberships

  • Member-CEC: Council for Exceptional Children
  • Member-ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Member-ACE-DHH: Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Cali Caldwell, MA

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Services

  • Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy with children and adolescents

Biography

Cali is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with a focus on child and adolescent treatment. She has over a decade of diverse healthcare experience including military medicine, emergency medicine, pediatric care, critical care, and community care. Cali is an experienced educator and is passionate about helping people learn more about their diagnosis, lifestyle management and treatment options.

Cali received a Bachelor’s Degree from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. She graduated from the University of Virginia with her Masters in Nursing, where she is now working on her Doctorate degree.

Education

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice,  University of Virginia, expected date of graduation 2023
  • MA, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing, University of Virginia, 2021
  • BSN, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, 2017

Michelle Yoder, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Services

  • Comprehensive psychological and neurodevelopmental assessments
  • Early Intervention
  • Individual and family therapy for children and adolescents
  • Specializes in social-emotional and behavioral issues in young children

Biography

Michelle Yoder recently joined ACES in 2020 after receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, where she also received a master’s degree in Applied Developmental Science. Michelle’s educational and clinical training has primarily focused on providing evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents across a number of contexts, including school, outpatient, inpatient, and community mental health settings.

In her clinical work, Michelle has a passion for helping families better understand and support their child’s development through psychological testing. She offers comprehensive psychological evaluation, neurodevelopmental assessment, and Autism testing services for children and adolescents. Michelle has particular interest in the developmental assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and has worked with community- and school-based programs to guide intervention through evaluation. She also has a background in school psychology which allows her to integrate psychoeducational testing as needed.

In addition to assessment, Michelle enjoys providing individual and family therapy to children and adolescents. While using a variety of therapeutic modalities, she draws largely from behavioral/cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and attachment-related therapies in helping children of all ages navigate a range of challenges (e.g., anxiety, depression, social challenges, trauma). In particular, Michelle has concentrated her research and training on helping young children who present with social-emotional and behavioral concerns. She has experience providing early intervention to infants and toddlers, and has worked with preschool- and elementary-aged children through a mixture of play therapy, school consultation, and parent coaching interventions. In addition, Michelle places strong emphasis on understanding development through a family systems lens, and provides consultative services to caregivers, schools, and other community agencies to support family and community goals.

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical and School Psychology, UVA, 2020
  • M.Ed. School Psychology, UVA, 2016
  • M.Ed. Applied Developmental Science, UVA, 2015
  • B.S. Psychology, Messiah University, 2014

Lisa Marshall, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Services

  • Psychotherapy
  • Deaf Services
  • Autism Services
  • Psychological Testing
  • Multidisciplinary Team Assessments
  • Parent Support and Training

Biography

Dr. Marshall has extensive experience working with individuals with complex disabilities.  Most recently she worked with a private non-profit behavioral health organization serving children and adults with disabilities including Autism, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral health concerns.  In her roles as clinical administrator, clinical director, and executive director, Dr. Marshall was involved in developing the organization’s trauma-informed practices and non-aversive crisis management strategy. Additionally Dr. Marshall is a named inventor of patented technology to assist in the development, tracking, and achievement of goals. She has also conducted training, presentations, and clinical consultations nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including: deafness and child mental health, Autism, evidence-based data-driven practices, and trauma-informed care.

Dr. Marshall utilizes techniques from a variety of theoretical approaches, including trauma-informed practices, cognitive-behavioral strategies, Applied Behavioral Analysis, family systems, and attachment-based interventions. Her work is guided by the knowledge gained through years of experience, creative problem solving, and a genuine appreciation of individuals’ strengths.

Dr. Marshall joined ACES in 2020 to allow her the opportunity to return to her primary passion of working alongside children, adolescents, and their families as they maximize their skills, relationships, and resources to have healthy, productive, and successful lives.  She is based out of Richmond and is available to provide telehealth services across Virginia.

Dr. Marshall is a hearing psychologist who is fluent in American Sign Language and working to become proficient in Cued Speech.

Education

  • B.A., Psychology,
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Gallaudet University, 1997
  • Predoctoral Internship, VCU’s Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Richmond, VA, 1996-1997
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, VCU’s Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Richmond, VA 1997-1998

Certifications and Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

Greg Hansen, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Services

  • Occupational Therapy

Biography

Greg Hansen joined ACES in the fall of 2019. is also a full time assistant professor at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS), where he teaches pediatric courses as well as foundations of research and motor learning.

Greg Hansen has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years. For the last decade, he has worked with the pediatric population at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (VSDB).

In addition to his work at VSDB, Hansen has practiced at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fayette County Schools (WVa) schools, Augusta Health and a number of other hospital based centers. Hansen has been an invited guest speaker at many regional colleges and has supported OT students in training as a clinical instructor, receiving two awards as an outstanding fieldwork educator. His area of expertise and his recent research focuses on children with special needs.

Education

  • B.A., Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University
  • M.S., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Motor Learning, University of Virginia

Emily Haynes McGee, M.A.

RID Certified Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator

Services

  • Signed Languages Interpretation

Biography

Experienced Interpreter with a history of working in in medical, government, corporate, post-secondary, graduate, platform, conference, performing arts, political, Deaf-blind, K12, and community settings.

Strong social science professional with an M.A. focused in Applied Sociology from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Education

  • B.S., Signed language Interpreting, The University of New Mexico , 2009
  • M.S., Applied Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2017
  • Postgraduate Interpreting Certificate, American Sign Language, University of Arizona, 2010.

Certifications and Memberships

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)

Emily Loeb, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Services

  • Stress & Trauma
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Attachment Process
  • Family Therapy

Biography

Dr. Emily Loeb joined ACES in 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed her internship in clinical psychology at WellSpan Philhaven in Mt. Gretna, PA where she worked with children and adolescents on an inpatient unit as well as in outpatient offices. Her prior training experiences include crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and outpatient therapy.

She has particular interests and training in cognitive behavioral therapy, therapy informed by attachment theory, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and trauma. She also enjoys working with clients who identify as LGBTQ+.

Services include psychotherapy for children and adolescents for issues relating to anxiety, depression, family stress, life transitions, trauma, OCD, and grief and loss.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University Of Virginia, 2018
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University Of Virginia, 2013
  • B.A., Psychology, University Of Rochester, 2010

Certifications and Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)