About Dr. Fletcher:
Dr. Fletcher is a licensed clinical psychologist and has
extensive experience providing quality therapeutic services to adults, children,
adolescents, and families that have presented with a variety of psychological
issues. Dr. Fletcher additionally has
developed an expertise in conducting thorough psychological and
psychoeducational assessments with children and adolescents.
Dr. Fletcher earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from
the Adler School of Professional Psychology, located in Chicago, IL. Dr. Fletcher has developed her clinical skills
working with individuals across the lifespan while working in a multitude of
settings in an effort to ensure a breadth of clinical experience. Dr. Fletcher has worked in therapeutic day
schools, hospital-affiliated outpatient practices, community mental health
agencies, and pediatric developmental centers.
She completed an APA accredited internship at South Shore
Mental Health, located in the Boston, MA area.
These clinical training experiences have allowed Dr. Fletcher to refine her
skills working with adults as well as children and adolescents.
In practice, Dr. Fletcher is committed to utilizing
evidence-based therapies that have been proven to be effective in alleviating
various symptoms and primarily works from a cognitive-behavioral perspective
when developing treatment goals and plans.
Dr. Fletcher understands that in order to deliver the most effective
treatment, flexibility is key and thus has committed to developing expertise in
a variety of treatment methods and continues to value the role of education and
specialization in her practice. She is
adept at integrating new evidence-based interventions into her clinical
repertoire. Additionally, Dr. Fletcher believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship is paramount in
working with individuals and families. She
ensures that a strong alliance is established through taking the time to build
trust and truly hear and address each individual’s and family’s needs. Dr. Fletcher values the role that culture plays
in the development of personality strengths as well as difficulties, and
consistently works to incorporate cultural values and practices into both
therapy and assessment.
Dr. Fletcher utilizes
a holistic perspective in understanding each individual, integrating all
aspects of an individual’s personality and worldview into treatment and
assessment. She also believes that
significant consideration must be given to the systems in which the client
belongs to such as the family, school, and community, as well as outside
agencies and larger systemic influences.
Dr. Fletcher’s clinical
and research interests:
- Psychological Assessments/Psychoeducational
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Depressive Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Play Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Family Systems Theory
- Social Emotional Development
- Issues of Diversity
- Child and Adolescent Psychology
- Group Psychology
- Parenting Practice
- Evidence-Based Treatments