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.