School Psychology Resident
Shana sees children and adolescents who experience difficulties with anxiety, behavioral challenges, and social concerns.
- Psychological assessments for concerns about ADHD, learning issues, social skills, executive functioning, anxiety, and general well-being
- Educational testing for accommodations on standardized testing (SAT, ACT, GREs, etc.)
- Individual therapy
- Parent education/advocacy
- Social Justice Workshops
Shana joined ACES in 2022 as an assessment technician and has recently been approved to complete her residency training towards her full Virginia licensure. She provides psychoeducational assessments and individual therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults to address topics such as executive functioning, social skill development, mild depression, and anxiety. Shana is a trained School Psychologist and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the policy and procedures of special education within the public school system. Her favorite part of being a School Psychologist is advocacy. She has facilitated “courageous conversations” among her colleagues where discussions centered around an understanding of race and the implications for school-aged children. Shana hopes to continue these services and conversations in the Charlottesvelle and Richmond community to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all students.
- Ed.S., School Psychology, James Madison University, 2018
- M.A., School Psychology, James Madison University, 2016
- B.S., Psychology, Virginia State University, 2014
Licenses and Certifications
- Virginia Board of Health Professions, Psychology Resident
- Pupil Personnel License. School Psychologist, Virginia Department of Education
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist, National Association of School Psychologists
The Equity Challenge: Serving Through a Social Justice Lens
Virginia Association of School Psychologist Spring Conference, May 2021
Session that highlighted opportunities to implement initiatives, which support diversity and social justice such as leading courageous conversations.