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Lisa Marshall, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Services

  • Assessment for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ADOS-2 Trained)
  • Consultation for complex diagnoses, developmental issues, and treatment planning
  • Deaf Services
  • Educational Testing / Requests for Accommodations
  • Gifted Testing
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Assessments
  • Psychological Testing (ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, PTSD)

Biography

Dr. Marshall joined ACES in 2020 and has over 25 years of experience working with individuals with mild to complex needs.  She serves children, adolescents, and adults who are hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf.  Dr. Marshall is primarily focused on providing psychological and educational evaluations within both private and treatment settings.  She addresses referral questions related to giftedness, intellectual developmental disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyspraxia, learning disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and trauma-related responses.  Dr. Marshall may be available to provide psychotherapy services and typically incorporate aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, creative therapies, and parent coaching.  She employs a person-centered and trauma-informed approach that is neuro- and LGBTQIA+-affirming.  She helps individuals and their support system identify strengths and opportunities for growth to help them be successful in their lives and to feel connected and valued.
Prior to joining ACES, Dr. Marshall worked within a variety of community-based and residential treatment programs in both clinical and administrative roles.  She has conducted trainings, presentations, and case consultations nationally and internationally on topics related to child mental health, deafness, neurodiversity, evidenced-based best practices, and trauma-informed practices.  Dr. Marshall received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University in 1997.  She is a hearing psychologist who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).  In addition to her role at ACES, Dr. Marshall is also a consulting psychologist with the Virginia Network of Consultants (VNOC) supporting local school divisions with providing psychological evaluations for their students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Dr. Marshall is the mother of two grown children.  She balances her work time with creative arts hobbies, music, camping, spending time with her family, and wrangling her aussiedoodle puppy.

Education

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

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

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.

Dr. Tuerk specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for children (DBT-C), adolescents, and their families. This treatment creates a “change-ready environment,” where caregivers support their child’s learning of strategies to reduce emotional dysregulation and behavior dyscontrol. 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)