Dr. Mcdermott works with children and their families to address anxiety, depression, trauma, learning differences, and challenging behaviors. When possible, she tries to work closely with childrens' caregivers and teaches to create a comprehensive treatment plan. She also conducts academic assessments to determine learning disabilities and to measure intelligence.


Dr. McDermott has an extensive background in working with children from diverse backgrounds. In addition to her training as a clinical psychologist she holds a masters degree in education from Harvard University and she was previously a classroom teacher. She is certified by the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic in the Kazdin Method Parent Management Training program. This program is especially useful for caregivers of children with behavioral challenges as well as in treating children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD). Please visit the following video clip for more information on the Kazdin Method of Parenting the Defiant Child.