Tiffany Aronson, PsyD
Tiffany Aronson, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of toddlers through adolescence. Formerly Dr. Aronson was an Adjunct Professor in the Emory School of Medicine and a Senior Psychologist in the Clinical Diagnostic Department at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she was a part of the multidisciplinary team at the Developmental Neurology Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Aronson has extensive experience focusing on young child development. She has spent the past several years conducting developmental evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations and psychological evaluations, working on multidisciplinary teams including neurologists, developmental pediatricians and speech and language pathologists. Additionally, Dr. Aronson works with children and their families, where the primary focus is on developmental disabilities, social and emotional concerns, behavioral challenges, anxiety, and school-related difficulties. She utilizes various modalities to treat each client’s unique needs including individual therapy, behavioral interventions, and parent education and training.
Dr. Aronson received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, completed her pre-doctoral internship at Miami Children’s Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship with the Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis team at Marcus Autism Center. After fellowship, Dr. Aronson was the Director of Clinical Services at a nonprofit organization in South Florida.
Dr. Aronson lives in Dunwoody and loves being a mom to her 8-year-old son and 5 year old daughter. Being a South Florida Native, when she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family exploring Atlanta.
Christine Hall, PhD
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist who specializes in child development and emotional and behavioral difficulties in childhood including anxiety, behavioral problems, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental delay. Formerly Dr. Hall was an Assistant Professor in the Emory School of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis at the Marcus Autism Center. Having served in this role for a decade, she has extensive experience with neurodevelopmental and psycho-educational assessment, parent consultation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy with young children. Dr. Hall is an adjunct professor in the Emory Psychology Department and works in the Developmental Neurology Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She also serves on the Georgia Psychological Association membership committee.
Dr. Hall received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Vanderbilt University and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Emory University. Early in her career she studied maternal depression and related child outcomes, as well as cultural differences in family discipline strategies. During her time at Emory and the Marcus Autism Center, she worked on studies examining early and accurate identification of developmental disorders and use of innovative methods to lower the average age of diagnosis. She also studied the unique presentation of autism spectrum disorder in girls, demographic disparities in age of diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of early childhood problems.
Dr. Hall lives in Decatur with her husband and two daughters and enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and watching her kids on the ball field and the stage.
Recent publications include:
Dilly, L. & Hall, C. (2018). Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools https://lnkd.in/erwi6ds
Sidhu, R., O’Banion, D., and Hall, C. (in press). Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. In Bradley and Daroff (Ed.) Neurology in Clinical Practice.
Sara Hoffenberg, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Hoffenberg is a child psychologist with extensive experience and expertise in child development, developmental delays, and in disorders of childhood, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety, and learning concerns. She also has particular expertise in the assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as well as assessment of ADHD and learning disorders. Prior to co-founding the Atlanta Children's Center, Dr. Hoffenberg spent 11 years at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and the Marcus Autism Center. She was also an Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine. During her time there, she provided diagnostic assessments to over 2000 children, provided parent consultation, and provided behavioral therapy. Dr. Hoffenberg also directed the training program in diagnostics and trained many future psychologists as well as medical residents in the assessment of children. Currently, Dr. Hoffenberg is a board member of the 1998 Society at CHOA and maintains her credentialing at the hospital. She also serves in the role of special needs consultant for Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.
Dr. Hoffenberg is certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She received degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Psychology and Studio Art. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Dr. Hoffenberg completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and her pre-doctoral internship at Miami Children’s Hospital.
In addition, Dr. Hoffenberg lives in Buckhead with her husband and 3 children. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys hiking, painting and photography.
Amy Kincheloe, PhD
Amy Kincheloe, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in the diagnostic assessment of developmental, social, emotional, and learning concerns. She also maintains a thriving therapy practice in addition to providing consultative services to families and children from infancy and toddlerhood through adolescence. Dr. Kincheloe is passionate about the importance of early identification of childhood disorders and developing individualized treatment plans tailored to each child’s and family’s needs. She works to overcome the stigma against mental health so that instead of feeling fear or embarrassment over challenges, families are empowered and equipped to navigate their children’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and development.
Dr. Kincheloe earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest academic distinction and highest honors. She went on to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Emory University in 2010. Prior to joining Atlanta Children’s Center in 2019, Dr. Kincheloe was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and a Senior Psychologist at Marcus Autism Center, where she specialized in the diagnostic assessment of toddlers, children, and adolescents suspected of having autism spectrum disorder and other developmental concerns. She also has extensive experience completing psychoeducational evaluations with children and adolescents suspected of having learning disorders, ADHD, and anxiety.
Dr. Kincheloe is actively involved in her professional community and has led numerous talks and trainings with psychologists, parents, and educators to raise awareness of psychological and developmental disorders experienced by youth. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children, and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and playing with their family dog, Moose, in her free time.
Lindsey Burrell, PhD
T. Lindsey Burrell, PhD is a licensed psychologist trained in treating common childhood concerns including behavioral, feeding, sleep, and toileting concerns in neurotypical and neurodivergent children. Parents are an essential part in treatment of any child concerns and as such Dr. Burrell specializes in parent-mediated intervention. Dr. Burrell is a certified trainer and therapist in the RUBI Parent Training Program, a structured intervention to reduce tantrums, aggression, and other behavioral challenges in children on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Burrell also employs a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approach to teach children how their thoughts and feelings affect their behaviors and to develop positive thought patterns and effective coping strategies. Dr. Burrell focuses on skill building and functional communication to reduce verbal and physical aggression, tantrums, and oppositional behavior.
Dr. Burrell also has extensive experience in working with children with moderate to severe feeding difficulty including food refusal and feeding tube or formula dependence and food selectivity or eating a limited variety of foods. Due to the multifaceted etiology and impact of feeding problems, Dr. Burrell works collaboratively with multidisciplinary providers (e.g. dietitians, speech pathologists, physicians) to address feeding concerns. Treating feeding concerns may involve individual work with the child, parent training (without the child) or parent coaching (with the child).
Dr. Burrell received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University, completed her pre-doctoral internship and two years of post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University and the Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Burrell was an Assistant Professor at Emory University and Licensed Psychologist at the Marcus Autism Center in the Severe Behavior Clinic (2015-2017) and Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding program (2015-2021). She is also actively involved in professional organizations including the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP). Dr. Burrell held leadership positions within these organizations in the Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Group (ASDD SIG) and the Pediatric Gastroenterology (PG) SIG.
Dr. Burrell lives in Lilburn with her husband, daughters, son, and 3 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets during her free time. Dr. Burrell also loves to travel and visit extended family in West Virginia.
Christa Aoki, PhD
Christa Aoki, PhD is a clinical psychologist who provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for individuals from toddler age to early adulthood. She specializes in identifying and treating several childhood concerns including, ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, self-esteem issues, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental delays. She also offers parent coaching, transitional age skill building, and social skills training. Dr. Aoki understands that each child and family are unique; thus, she adopts a tailored approach that thoughtfully integrates cultural and individual differences. She strongly values parent involvement, collaboration with important providers in your child’s life, and open communication. In the assessment and therapy room, Dr. Aoki creates a fun and safe environment while creatively tapping into your child’s strengths to support their areas of growth. She adheres to assessment and therapeutic practices that have strong evidence of support and delivers information using a variety of methods (e.g., role play, visual supports, didactic instruction, worksheets, naturalistic opportunities in play and daily routines.)
Dr. Aoki received two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Neurobiology from the University of California, Davis and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Health Service Psychology through the Emory University School of Medicine. As a clinical psychologist at the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Aoki provided diagnostic assessments for youth presenting with developmental concerns, established a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) clinic, provided parenting support, and served as co-chair of the diversity, equity, and inclusion committee of the internship program. She is a certified PEERS (evidence-based social skills) and RUBI Parent Training Program (intervention to address disruptive behavior for children diagnosed with ASD) therapist.
Dr. Aoki lives in the Atlanta area and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, she loves watching basketball, cooking, exploring the Georgia area, home improvement projects, and hiking!
Michell Mastin, PhD
Dr. Michelle Mastin is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of clinical experience within hospital settings integrated among multidisciplinary specialties. Dr. Mastin was trained primarily as a behavioral psychologist with extensive training in the behavioral and familial management of common childhood challenges including noncompliance, tantrum behavior, challenges with sleep, toileting, and eating. Dr. Mastin’s training supported her eventual development of a specialty in the treatment of children and adolescents with challenges related to the gastroenterology tract. Challenges include matters involving feeding, rumination disorder, abdominal pain, encopresis and other disorders of the gut-brain interaction. Because children with GI challenges often have significant difficulties managing anxiety and stress, Dr. Mastin also specializes in the treatment of anxiety.
Dr. Mastin started her career as a general pediatric psychologist and then as the co-founder and director of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Intensive Feeding Program. After 8 years, she was asked to establish and direct the Children’s of Alabama Intensive Feeding Program. During her 8-year tenure at Children’s of Alabama, she was integrated not only with children with feeding disorders, but also children with GI disorders and children with chronic medical challenges. For the last 3 years, when she decided to transition from hospital-based services to private practice, she continued to work with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Feeding Program while simultaneously working in private practice in effort to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and families with a more tailored approach to treatment. She has held clinical assistant professor appointments with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and with the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.
Dr. Mastin received her Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University and pursued her doctoral education in Clinical Psychology at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Mastin completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
When not working with children, Dr. Mastin enjoys spending her time with her husband of over 20 years, their three children, and family dogs. She lives in Sandy Springs and you can usually find her watching her children on a baseball field, basketball court, or exploring Atlanta and the surrounding areas with her family.
Suzanne Urquhart, MEd, CCC-SLP
Suzanne Urquhart is the intake coordinator and family concierge for the Atlanta Children’s Center. She guides families through the intake process helping them to access services at ACC. As a speech language pathologist, she has worked with children and families for over 20 years. Her career focused on young children, although she has worked with children through adolescence. Suzanne’s experience has been in a range of settings, including early intervention programs, public schools, ABA programs, and medical settings. Additionally, she started a private practice which focused on the assessment and treatment of children with autism, and providing training to early childhood professionals.
Suzanne has developed and led trainings for parents, therapists, early childhood and elementary educators and has been invited to speak at regional and statewide conferences. She has organized and run support groups for parents of children with autism, parent-child, toddler, and social skills groups.
Suzanne earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Maryland and her Master’s in Education from the University of Virginia. She lives in Druid Hills with her family, including two teenage daughters. Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.