M. Joanna Vilar
I have been working in mental health since 2001. I specialize in various forms of psychological evaluation for both children and adults. This includes assessment to identify learning disabilities, AD/HD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and behavioral, mood or anxiety disorders. Oftentimes, having the right diagnosis can determine the most effective treatment plan. I also provide evaluations for both children and adults involved in family and dependency court.
In addition to psychological evaluations, I provide therapy utilizing a variety of treatment approaches, choosing the most effective therapy techniques based on client need. I frequently treat issues related to depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns.
Additionally, I am a former school psychologist for the local school system, and therefore have knowledge and expertise about how the school system functions and various services that are available to children and their parents.