Catherine Flaherty, Ph.D.
Dr. Flaherty is a licensed clinical psychologist with a theoretical background rooted in the principles of developmental psychology. She is expertly skilled in working with children and adolescents with complex cognitive, learning, and emotional needs.
Dr. Flaherty is qualified in the evaluation and treatment of numerous disorders across development, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. A parent herself, she also has a particular interest in supporting parents navigating the joys and challenges of parenthood and parenting their unique child.
Dr. Flaherty conducts comprehensive neurodevelopmental and psychoeducational testing evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. Her testing expertise is in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder (using the ADOS-2), ADHD, learning disability, and medical and behavioral conditions impacting school or work functioning. Dr. Flaherty works collaboratively with organizations and schools to support the educational needs of children and their families. She maintains relationships with testing clients throughout their development to support their academic and personal transitions.
Dr. Flaherty received her BA from Boston College, her MA from Columbia University, Teachers College, and her PhD from the University of Georgia. She completed her residency at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She currently has an appointment as adjunct clinical faculty in the Department of Psychology at West Chester University. She has presented nationally on child and adolescent development.