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Rebecca Plesko-DuBois

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)

Elena Tuerk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Services

  • Multisystemic Therapy
  • Evidence-based treatments for children experiencing behavior problems
  • Traumatic stress
  • Anxiety-based disorders

Biography

Dr. Tuerk joined ACES in the fall of 2019. She is a faculty member and clinician at the University of Virginia, where she teaches and supervises doctoral students in the Curry Programs for Clinical and School Psychology.

Previously, Dr. Tuerk worked at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston as a clinical psychologist providing evidence-based psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and multi-problem families.

She is a trained consultant for Multisystemic Therapy with expertise in parent training and treatment of co-occurring child maltreatment and parental substance abuse. Dr. Tuerk’s therapeutic approach is behavioral and goal-oriented, with an emphasis on multisystemic interventions to improve family functioning. Dr. Tuerk is licensed to practice clinical psychology in Virginia and South Carolina.

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, Columbia University, 2002
  • M.Ed., Clinical and School Psychology, University of Virginia, 2003
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia, 2007
  • Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of Medicine and Dentistry, 2006-2007
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Family Services Research Center, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2007-2008

Certifications and Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

Steven Phillips, D.O.

Psychiatrist

Services

  • Psychiatric assessment and evidence-based personalized medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions, including ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, PTSD, OCD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Psychotherapy (Supportive, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic)
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing
  • Please note that I do not provide custody or forensic evaluations

Biography

Dr. Phillips completed his undergraduate coursework at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating Cum Laude in 2008.  He then worked as a teaching assistant at The Faison School for Autism in Richmond, Virginia, educating students with autism spectrum disorders, utilizing individualized education plans, and developing individualized behavioral plans.

Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania, graduating in 2014.  During this time, he was selected as a Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow, completing over 300 hours of work with students with autism spectrum disorders at a school in an underserved community.  During this program he provided education on healthy eating, recycling, gardening, life skills, and exercise. He later became a Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program mentor, aiding another fellow in continuing the project that he had established.

Dr. Phillips completed his adult psychiatry training at the University of Virginia, receiving extensive clinical training in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and serving on the UVA House Staff Council.  He also participated in scholarly activities including research in topics of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, being published in the Psychiatric Times for a comprehensive literature review on the available pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments of ADHD, and participating in the education and training of junior residents.

Education

  • B.S., Biology, Chemistry Minor, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic  Medicine, 2014
  • Residency: Adult Psychiatry. University of Virginia, 2017
  • Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2017-June 2019

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Board certified in Adult Psychiatry-December 2018
  • Board eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-June  2019
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry