Michelle Dunn, Ph.D.

Rosario Aparicio, Ph.D.

Dr. Rosario Aparicio has a PhD in clinical forensic psychology. As a psychologist, she assesses, diagnoses, and treats mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Her goal is to help people deal with problems, ranging from short-term and acute personal issues to severe, long-standing, and chronic conditions, using a variety of treatment approaches and interventions.

Specialties

  • General Mental Health

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem

  • Addiction and Substance Misuse

More about Dr. Aparicio:

What was your path to becoming a Licensed Psychologist?

Clinical psychology is my second career after initially earning a master’s degree in counseling and student services with an emphasis on higher education. With a career in counseling, I learned a skill set focused on helping college students and school-aged children achieve their educational goals. It was through volunteer work in forensic settings with forensic populations that I learned about my passion for working with high-risk populations. It is usually a generalization that people who are highly educated come from similarly educated, high-earning families. Through my experience, I’ve come to think about human beings in one quote, “No pressure, no diamonds.” I have worked in correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers.

What should someone know about working with you?

My intake process generally includes a brief clinician introduction and discussion regarding informed consent, fees, the intake form, client expectations, and goals for therapy.

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

As a mental health treatment provider, I ensure to stay up-to-date on developments in my field so I can continue providing the best services possible to my clients. Specifically, I regularly take APA-accredited continuing education courses for mental health professionals. Some examples of continuing education include training, workshops, online courses, peer consultation, and the ongoing study of research.

Dr. Michelle Dunn specializes in providing comprehensive psychological evaluations for autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and test accommodations. Dr. Dunn's extensive experience with these disorders makes her highly equipped to provide psychotherapy/therapy to adults and children dealing with these areas.

Specialties

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Neuropsychological Evaluations and Testing

More about Dr. Dunn:

What was your path to becoming a Licensed Psychologist?

I've always wanted to help people and becoming a psychologist was the perfect fit. As a mother myself, I enjoy working with children and I pride myself on being able to relate to them. While I have a lot of experience providing therapy, my professional work has most recently focused on psychodiagnostic assessments and assessing for intellectual disability and autism. I have a passion for the field of psychology and helping individuals gain better insight and growth.

What should someone know about working with you?

I have worked with both adult and child clients from ages two and up. I have experience conducting a variety of psychological assessments as well as providing individual and group therapy. My psychological assessment experience covers a gamut of tests and referral questions with a diverse clientele. I utilize a collaborative approach in my testing methods in which I work together with you to obtain a better understanding of your/your child's individual struggles.

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

Working with those with autism spectrum disorder and diagnosing ASD is an ongoing learning process. Understanding comes with experience so I truly believe that I become better at my profession each day.

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