Dr. Audra Walsh
I am a Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Special Educator.
I have fifteen years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings including homes, clinics, and schools. I earned a Doctorate in School Psychology with a specialization in Pediatric Psychology from the University of South Florida, as well as a Masters in Special Education from Hunter College (CUNY) with a focus on Specific Learning Disabilities and a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
My experience includes conducting evaluations such as developmental, gifted, academic, behavioral, and mental health assessments, facilitating parent trainings and providing home-based caregiver coaching and support, and conducting evidence-based therapies including ABA services, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and individual and family therapy. I have worked with children and families with diverse needs and abilities, from those with typical development to children with exceptionalities including developmental delays, learning difficulties, executive functioning and attention deficits, challenging behaviors, mental health problems, chronic health conditions, and giftedness.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists and I've authored several publications in the field of pediatric psychology, recently having co-authored a book entitled "Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Challenging Behavior" - published by Springer and available on Amazon.com.
Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, I am a wife and mother of three. I am honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for Great Explorations Children's Museum. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Brittany Hearon
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and families in schools and community mental health settings for over six years. I earned a Doctorate in School Psychology with a specialization in School-Based Mental Health from the University of South Florida prior to completing a post-doctoral fellowship with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorders at a private practice in Cleveland, Ohio.
My experience includes providing comprehensive psychological evaluations for learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, social-emotional challenges, and giftedness. Additionally, I have worked with diverse youth and families to offer evidence-based individual, group, and family-focused treatment to address challenges associated with anxiety, depression, executive functioning and attention deficits, oppositional behavior, autism spectrum disorders, and chronic health conditions. While my primary orientation includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, I also implement strengths-based, solution-focused, and family systems techniques, tailored to meet the individualized needs of youth and families. I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Florida and member of the National Association for School Psychologists. I have authored several publications and engage in research pertaining to school-based mental health services and positive psychology.
Residing in Tampa, I enjoy practicing yoga, visiting new local restaurants, and spending time with my family and friends. I’m also an auxiliary member for the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) in Sarasota, Florida.
Camille Hanks, MA
I am a psychology clinician specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I earned a Bachelors from the University of Tampa, as well as a Masters in School Psychology from the University of South Florida. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in School Psychology with a specialization in School-Based Mental Health from the University of South Florida.
I have spent over seven years working with children, adolescents, and their families providing evidence-based assessment and mental health services. I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of mental health challenges and abilities, including anxiety, depression, executive functioning and attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, challenging behaviors, and giftedness.
I have also worked extensively with high-ability students (including gifted students and those enrolled in AP and IB courses), teaching effective coping skills and strategies to build meaningful connections to teachers and peers at school. These skills help to promote psychological well-being, positive emotions, and academic success among students experiencing high levels of academic demands and stress.
I am a member of the National and Florida Association of School Psychologists, and serve on the committee of the Live for 24 Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Emily Shaffer-Hudkins
I am a licensed psychologist, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and an Infant and Toddler Developmental Specialist. I have nearly 15 years of experience working with children and youth across a variety of settings including schools and multidisciplinary healthcare centers.
I earned a doctorate in School Psychology from the University of South Florida, with an emphasis in school-based mental health and pediatric psychology. My experience includes comprehensive assessment of developmental, learning, and psychosocial skills and concerns. I have worked with a diverse age group from early childhood to young adults. I specialize in assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. As a certified Parent-Child Interaction therapist, I also specialize in supporting parents to manage challenging behavior and promote prosocial skills with their children.
I have authored several publications in the field of positive psychology and quality of life, treatment for challenging behavior, and early childhood development. I have also co-developed two manualized curriculums used by mental health specialists to address learning and behavioral concerns and provide trauma-informed care. I serve on several state and regional committees aimed at improving services and community supports for youth with special needs and their families.
I am based in Tampa, Florida where I enjoy spending time with my husband and three boys.