Offering professional expertise in child neurodevelopment and child & adolescent mental health.


Dr. Lakes' background includes research, teaching, clinical practice, and forensic consultation in areas relevant to child development and mental health. She works with individuals, families, and professionals to help families build meaningful, connected relationships and community environments that are optimized to support healthy child and adolescent outcomes. 


Clinical Practice

Clinical services for children, adolescents, college students, and adults include Psychodiagnostic Evaluations, Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessments.

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Forensic Consultation

Forensic Consultation and Expert Evaluation/Opinion as well as training for legal professionals in areas relevant to child and adolescent development and mental health.

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Dr. Lakes' CV details more than 20 awards or honors received in the last 18 years as well as Research Service to Governmental Agencies and International Research Consultation

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Our Practice

We provide psychodiagnostic evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational assessments, clinical consultation, and individual and family psychotherapy. We specialize in children and adolescents, including those with ADHD, Autism, behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression. We also have expertise in diagnosing and developing plans for highly gifted children.


To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy. 

Malala Yousafzai