Catherine M. Palmer, PhD

  • About
    • Specialties: Child & Adolescent Psychology
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    • Medical School
      College of St Benedict University of North Dakota
    • Internship
      Oregon Health Sciences Universiity
  • Areas Of Interest

    Psychological Assessment: Completes psychological evaluations for individuals ranging in age from birth through young adulthood. Evaluates development and functioning in various domains including cognition, attention, executive functioning, memory, academic achievement, adaptation, emotional/behavioral functioning, and personality. Completes assessments through the Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders programs.

    Psychotherapy: Provides psychotherapy primarily to children and adolescents, and sometimes adults, for a range of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma and stressor-related disorders, high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, disruptive behaviors, and adjustment related to life changes or stressors. Parents and/or caregivers typically participate in their child or adolescent’s sessions, at times, to share information, collaborate on therapy goals, and receive consultation and support on parenting. Approach is client-centered, considers the family system, and utilizes principles from motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral, acceptance/commitment, and dialectical behavioral therapy frameworks.