About Dr. Painter
Dr. Painter is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Colorado State University. During her graduate work, Dr. Painter consulted with local school districts (pre-K through high school) regarding how best to meet the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and/or autism spectrum disorders within the school setting, including Early Head Start and Head Start programs. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at a community mental health center in Denver, Colorado where she specialized in treating children and families in outpatient and day treatment settings. Dr. Painter then worked in private group practices before opening her own private practice. Her clinical work has focused on serving children, adolescents, parents/caregivers, and families, providing therapy services (individual, group, and family) and psychological evaluations. She also works with adults, particularly those experiencing family-related difficulties.
While Dr. Painter enjoys working with a wide variety of presenting issues, she has special interest in treating behavior and attention disorders, anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic, selective mutism, school anxiety/refusal, obsessive-compulsive disorder), trichotillomania, depression, parenting difficulties, and other family-related problems. In addition, Dr. Painter has expertise working with individuals on the autism spectrum and others who also experience social skills deficits. She is the author of Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome: A Step-by-Step Program.