MELISSA MIGNOGNA, PH.D.
I am joining the Center for Children and Families with an extensive background in developmental pediatrics, as well as pediatric/child and adolescent assessment and treatment. I received my doctorate through the Clinical Psychology program at Oklahoma State University. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where I gained extensive training in the assessment and treatment of children presenting with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and developmental delays. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. where I received specialized training in pediatric psychology.
I have experience treating a range of issues that present in early childhood through adolescence and early adulthood, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, and other forms of anxiety, ADHD-related deficits, school refusal, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc. I rely on empirically-supported treatment modalities such as Parent Child Interaction Therapy, behavior management therapy for parents, exposure and response prevention, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for adolescents, habit reversal training, etc. I also have experience in the treatment of encopresis, selective feeding disorders, tics/repetitive behaviors, sleep difficulties, recurrent abdominal pain, pediatric chronic illness, pain management, and terminal illness/end-of-life issues. I am an advocate for multidisciplinary approaches and regularly consult with doctors, schools, and other professionals in providing a continuum of care.