Dr. Samantha DenBoer is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. Dr. DenBoer conducts individual therapy, behavioral modification/parent training interventions, social skills group therapy, & diagnostic assessment (e.g., gifted, learning disability, vocational transition, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder evaluation).
Educationally, Dr. DenBoer received her doctoral degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychology. She completed her APA- accredited internship at The University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Her dissertation examined adolescent substance use and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her postdoctoral residency/fellowship was completed at KCEP; following licensure, she maintained employed as a staff psychologist. Dr. DenBoer has experience in a variety of settings including: outpatient mental health facilities, University based developmental disorder clinics, numerous public and private schools throughout the state of Florida, inpatient and residential child/adolescent psychiatric units, and private practice.
Dr. DenBoer uses a multi-systemic approach to treatment, incorporating the influence of individual, family, school, and work environment when formulating a treatment plan for her patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family systems approaches are most often utilized.
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Dr. DenBoer is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) (www.apa.org), Florida Psychological Association (FPA) www.flapsych.com), The Psi Chi National Honor Society (www.psichi.org), and The National Register of Health Service Psychologists (www.nationalregister.org) as a credentialed psychologist. She is also a member of APA’s Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), Section 10 (Early Career Psychologists) and FPA’s Child, Adolescent, and Family division.