Comprehensive psychological assessments for children ages 2 1/2 to 21 years of age to diagnose autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, intellectual impairments, behavioral and/or emotional concerns.
Psychotherapy treatment for children/adolescents diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and/or their family members (parents, siblings.) Approaches vary and may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, collaborative problem-solving, applied behavior analysis, and others. The practice provides a comprehensive understanding of individuals diagnosed with autism and any co-occurring conditions such as developmental delay, intellectual disability, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and/or behavioral disorders. Autism impacts the entire family, and we are committed to providing resources and services to support the parents and siblings of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Kelly O’Laughlin, Psy.D MT-BC holds two Masters Degrees from Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA, in Music Therapy and Educational Leadership. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a special research interest in autism spectrum disorders. She completed post-doctoral training in Applied Behavior Analysis through Pennsylvania State University. Dr. O’Laughlin completed her pre- and post-doctoral training at NorthEast Treatment Centers in Philadelphia where she also supervised Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services in both home and school for children with autism spectrum disorders and severe conduct and behavioral disorders. Dr. O’Laughlin has additional experience as a special education teacher, behavioral consultant, and music therapist. She is a board-certified music therapist.
Lisa Wagoner holds a Master of Science in Mental Health/Rehabilitation counseling, with certification in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment as well as Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from North Carolina A&T State University. Lisa graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. She has extensive experience working with individuals (children and adults) with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities as well as ASD, specifically including Outpatient Individual/Group Therapy, Crisis Services, Contract Work through Vocational Rehabilitation as an Employment Support Professional, Employment Services Manager and Vocational Evaluator for individuals with Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse diagnoses and Individual Outpatient/Inpatient Assessments.
The Autism Clinic is currently credentialed for the following insurance companies: Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS,) Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA,) Cigna, Magellan, Medcost, Multiplan, Tricare, and United Healthcare & United Behavioral Health (UHC/UBH), and Medicaid through CenterPoint and Cardinal Innovations. If your insurance provider is not listed please contact the practice manager, Christie Ragan at (336) 251-1180 ext. 124.
For information regarding coverage of specific ABA services, please contact your employer and/or your insurance provider.
For more information about scheduling a diagnostic evaluation, an updated evaluation, and/or therapy sessions for a child/adolescent with an autism spectrum disorder or a family member, please contact Christie Ragan, Practice Manager at (336) 251-1180 ext. 124.