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Behavioral Services

Central to our mission to be a patient-centered medical home for families is our goal to help families manage their children’s behavioral and emotional well being. We are partnering with Primary Care Psychology Associates to provide behavioral health services on site at our office. Integration of a behavioral health specialists into our primary care setting will enhance the quality of treatment for our children and families.

Dr. Denise Gardner is a licensed Pediatric Psychologist at Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC. She  works in collaboration with your child’s pediatrician to provide assessment, therapy, and consultation services. Dr. Gardner earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Marquette University, with a specialization in child psychology. Her research focused on examining social relationship factors and piloting a friendship-building intervention for adolescents with ADHD. Dr. Gardner gained extensive experience in pediatric psychology during her pre-doctoral internship at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She has provided psychology services in a variety of settings, including hospitals and community clinics. Through her work in medical settings, Dr. Gardner has developed an expertise in working with youth with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Dr. Gardner uses an evidence-based approach to working with children and families, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, and mindfulness.

Areas of Expertise: adjustment to chronic illness, gastrointestinal disorders, toilet training, pain management, anxiety, behavior management for ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders