Lisa Ulmer, Ph.D.

Lisa Ulmer, Ph.D.Lisa Ulmer, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who focuses on working with children in early childhood through adolescence and their families. She provides both therapy and psychological assessment services. Within a therapeutic context, Dr. Ulmer works to tailor evidence-based practices to address the child’s/family’s concerns and best meet their needs. This includes the use of interventions to treat challenges that young children may exhibit, such as sleep issues and behavioral problems (e.g., aggression, noncompliance, feeding issues). This also includes the utilization of cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents to address areas such as anxiety, depression, pain management, and trauma exposure. She views therapy as a collaborative process in which children and families learn how to navigate and deal with the challenges that they are experiencing.

Dr. Ulmer also performs psychological testing, including cognitive/intellectual, academic, and social/emotional assessment to better understand children’s strengths and areas of challenge. She also provides assessments for developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Recommendations are offered as well to address areas of difficulty in order to help children achieve their potential.

Dr. Ulmer completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also engaged in further study in developmental psychology. She completed an APA-accredited internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), in Memphis, TN, where she provided therapy services to children and families, and psychological and neuropsychological testing. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in early childhood therapy and assessment at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. She has completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program in both Virginia and Tennessee. Dr. Ulmer is also certified in Parent-Child Interaction Training, an evidence-based therapy focused on decreasing child behavior problems.