Neuropschologist & Founder
Dr. Beljan is a pediatric and adult neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychological disorders. He has lectured nationally and internationally (Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, Ireland, Argentina, Mexico and Canada) on topics of giftedness, ADHD, executive functioning, developmental disorders, learning disorders and neurocognitive therapy. Dr. Beljan has published research on of neurocognitive intervention and math learning disorder.
Dr. Berens provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in individual and group sessions. She has extensive training in working with anxiety, depression, giftedness, trauma, intimate partner violence, and sleep disorders Dr. Berens also conducts psychological evaluations and personality testing.
Dr. Gardner is currently completing his postdoctoral fellowship. His areas of clinical interest include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and learning disorders. Dr. Gardner also conducts research using computational analysis aimed at developing more effective treatments for neuropsychological disorders.
Jodie Graham is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of young children. Her areas of expertise include early childhood trauma, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce, grief and loss, and attachment. She enjoys working with both children and caregivers to strengthen relational capacities, support healthy development, and facilitate emotional growth. Jodie has formal training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Focused Play Therapy, Sandtray Play Therapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in therapy for adolescents and young adults, adults, families and couples. He is an innovative therapist with extensive experience working with children and families. He is skilled in meeting children and teens where they are at, not matter the area of difficulty or how layered their problems are and offers parent education and support in a non-judgmental and caring manner. Steve also works with couples and families on conflict-resolution and increasing attachment.
Director of Academic Services
Kate has been an Arizona and nationally certificated school psychologist practicing in the Valley since 2003. For the last 13 years, she has focused on youth aged 14-22, with particular interests in assessment, transition to postsecondary education and employment, family engagement, and school-based crisis prevention, intervention, and response. Kate is currently completing additional training through the School Neuropsychology Post-Graduate Training Program in pursuit of earning a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology credential from the American Board of School Neuropsychology.
Charity completed her degree in Elementary Education, and she has experience working with children as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, special needs tutor, and a teacher's assistant. In her role as the office manager she coordinates services for the providers while keeping a watchful eye over the children's play area in the waiting room.
Lynn is the owner and executive director of Foundations Developmental House and Synergy Dyslexia Center located in Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona. Her area of specialization is with the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech, language-based learning disabilities, auditory processing disorders, ADHD and communication disorders.
Puka found her niche at our offices and is now a team leader in charge of greeting children. She has been identified as a gifted dog, especially for her food stealing abilities. Puka enjoys chasing lizards and assisting children who are anxious or unsure about being tested. She uses licks, tail wags, and adorability to help soothe any child.