Rockwell Psychological Services Corporation
818-350-2323

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Rockwell Psychological Services Corporation


Assessment, Parent Training, & Treatment


Dr. Rockwell is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She received her doctorate degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, where her research and clinical interests centered around early diagnosis and intervention, social skills training using portable technology, developmental assessment, language acquisition, and parent training for children with autism spectrum disorders.



We offer full psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with a specialty focused on autism diagnostics. We collect data on your child’s cognitive, adaptive, developmental, and social-emotional functioning, as well as collaborate with other treatment providers (i.e., pediatricians, speech-language pathologists) to obtain the most comprehensive assessment of your child’s skills as possible. The obtained results are integrated into a comprehensive written report with action-oriented recommendations to help your child reach his or her full potential.


About



Dr. Denise Rockwell
Dr. Rockwell is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She received her doctorate degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, where her research and clinical interests centered around early diagnosis and intervention, social skills training using portable technology, developmental assessment, language acquisition, and parent training for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her current clinical practice involves providing psychological and psycho-educational test batteries to assess cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children ages 2 through 18 years. She is also very active in providing community outreach services and professional development trainings to school staff and parents for the purpose of teaching caregivers of children how to bring about positive change in their child’s behavior and development.


Team



Laura Miranda-Olivera
Laura Miranda-Olivera is an educational therapist and behavior technician with a strong background in program implementation, contextual analysis, and case management. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Neuroscience. She also has graduate certificates in educational therapy, developmental disabilities and early intervention. Recently, she completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities fellowship at Iowa University, with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis. Laura has worked with neurodiverse children and adolescents for eight years providing individual treatment using a whole-child and family-centered approach. She has worked in interdisciplinary settings for the last couple of years and has experience collaborating with other professionals for different treatments. Laura enjoys the opportunities to help families acquire tools to navigate diagnoses, conditions, as well as healthcare and education systems.

Danielle Sterling
Danielle Sterling is a psychological assistant and clinical research scientist specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders and cultural diversity. She received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biopsychology before completing her Master of Science (MSc) in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorder. Danielle has extensive experience with children and adolescents with various neurodevelopmental, mood, and behavioral disorders. She is currently completing research centered on working with and studying underserved communities and diverse patient populations. Danielle is also authoring a paper on cultural competencies in music therapy treatment. She has a passion for promoting, diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices across clinical programs and systems intended to support staff, patients, and families focusing on the importance of diversity in clinical practice including assessments, diagnostics, and treatment. In clinical practice, she believes in promoting an interoceptive understanding of emotions with infant, childhood, and adolescent populations, especially in working with children of color and autistic children. Danielle has a particular interest in training educators and parents on dimensions of child development, coping with a new autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, and life-skills for autistic adolescents. Overall, Danielle aims to ensure children and families get the help and tools they need to overcome generations of trauma, abuse, neglect, in addition to educational and relational issues for a lifetime of success and positive wellbeing that they can pass onto their children.

Dr. Klebanoff
Dr. Klebanoff is a registered psychological assistant with over ten years of experience assessing and treating children and families. Dr. Klebanoff received her PhD from UCLA in Educational Psychology and specializes in psychoeducational evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Klebanoff has worked in home, school, and clinic settings with individuals with a variety of learning difficulties, behavioral/emotional challenges, and developmental delays. Dr. Klebanoff began her career as an in-home behavioral therapist, working with children with developmental disabilities and their families. At UCLA, Dr. Klebanoff worked in the Semel Institute on two clinical trials as a psychoeducational evaluator, research clinician, and study coordinator. Prior to beginning graduate study at UCLA, Dr. Klebanoff conducted neuropsychological testing at Five Acres Non-Public School in Altadena and Columbia University Metacognition Laboratory in New York. She has also worked as an educational psychology consultant at Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Los Angeles, where she conducted evaluations and developed behavioral treatment plans in a school setting. Dr. Klebanoff uses a sensitive, respectful, and eclectic approach to treatment with the goal of allowing clients to discover themselves and reach their full potential.

Krista Cowan
Krista Cowan has a Master’s in Psychology and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Her dissertation research is on the emotional functioning of adults who underwent a childhood hemispherectomy due to intractable epilepsy. Krista has trained in clinical work at Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Greenhouse Therapy Center, UCLA/Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and is currently training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Krista has experience working with children with autism utilizing the DIR/Floortime approach. Krista’s prior career was as an actress and theater educator in public and private schools. She taught theater, film, English and French, and directed school plays and musicals. She has an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of California in Irvine. Krista also lived in France until the age of 18 and is fluent in French. She enjoys bringing all the diverse aspects of her background in teaching, theater, bilingualism and multiculturalism to her clinical work with children.


Assesment and Evaluations



DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS:

We offer full psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with a specialty focused on developmental and behavioral diagnostics. We collect data on your child’s cognitive, adaptive, developmental, and social-emotional functioning, as well as collaborate with other treatment providers (i.e., pediatricians, speech-language pathologists) to obtain the most comprehensive assessment of your child’s skills as possible. The obtained results are integrated into a comprehensive written report with action-oriented recommendations to help your child reach his or her full potential.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SCHOOL AND STANDARDIZED TESTING:

Students with disabilities can often be eligible for special accommodations at school and/or during standardized testing. A psychological evaluation is essential in order to make this determination, which includes a report to be filed and/or paperwork to be completed for the school or standardized testing agency. Types of accommodations may include but are not limited to:
  • Decreased homework load
  • Additional time to complete homework and/or tests at school
  • Environmental modifications in the classroom
  • Time management assistance in the classroom and/or home
  • A “shadow” at school
  • Assistive technology
  • Allowance of oral rather than written responses

TREATMENT & ADVOCACY:

We also offer..

  • Parent training & education programs regarding diagnosis, treatment & advocacy
  • Individualized behavior support & intervention services for children ages 2-18
  • Functional analyses & behavioral plan implementation services
  • Support and advocacy for the IEP process & other school-related issues
  • Professional development workshops for staff & families. Topics include but are not limited to: kindergarten readiness, behavior management in home and classroom settings (general & special education), facilitation of play and language skills with peers


Fees and Insurance



FEES:

I am committed to ensuring that my clients understand any charges that they may incur for services in advance per ethical guidelines. Fees for services will be identified and agreed upon prior to service delivery. The fee structure compares to other professional services provided by clinicians with comparable training and credentials. Individual charges will be determined based on the type and length of services provided. It is expected that full payment by check or cash will be made at the time services are rendered.

INSURANCE:

At the present time I do not accept direct payments from insurance companies. I can provide documentation needed so that you may file claims with your insurance company. Once fees are paid, then the client is eligible for reimbursement depending on the provisions of the individual insurance company. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health or employee benefit plan. Ask the following, when you call your medical insurance carrier:
  • Is the cost of psychological testing covered?
  • Is there a deductible?
  • What portion will be reimbursed?
  • Is a referral needed from a primary care physician?
  • Is pre-authorization required?

Payment



Cash and checks are accepted for payment on the date most services are rendered. A retainer may be required for psychological testing.

Cancellation Policy



If you miss a scheduled appointment and have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full-fee cost of the session.

Contact Rockwell Psychological Services Corporation


Phone: 818-350-2323
Email: deniserockwellphd@gmail.com