Dr. Waldman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults. In order to provide the most effective, personalized treatment for her patients, she uses a supportive and collaborative approach. Dr. Waldman earned her Master’s Degree from Lewis and Clark College in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Child Psychology. She then went on to earn her Doctoral Degree from Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, with specialty training in Neuropsychology. Dr. Waldman completed her predoctoral residency training at New York University’s RUSK Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology.
Although Dr.Waldman’s training spans the lifespan, much of her clinical and research experience has focused on gaining a better understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings and psychological factors contributing to the complex developmental period known as adolescence. Having been part of interdisciplinary treatment teams within hospital settings, Dr. Waldman values coordination of care across disciplines. Therefore, when deemed clinically appropriate, she works closely with those involved in the patient’s life (treatment providers, schools, community members) to provide the most comprehensive and integrative healthcare possible. While providing individual psychotherapy, Dr. Waldman often involves members of a patient’s family system in order to better generalize treatment interventions outside of the therapeutic setting. Using Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Behavioral therapeutic interventions, Dr. Waldman provides evidenced based therapy to treat a variety of disorders including anxiety spectrum disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorders, problems related to low self-esteem, and academic and family stress. Due to her extensive training in medical hospitals, she has experience working with and helping individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions and/or who have complex medical diagnoses as well.