Jutta Vogt, M.D.

Dr. Vogt is a board-certified child and adolescent as well as adult psychiatrist who has extensive experience evaluating and diagnosing children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Vogt was a consulting psychiatrist at the Center for Autism in Philadelphia for 5 years before she established her own diagnostic center on the Main Line in 2009. Dr. Vogt is an experienced diagnostician of autism of all age groups including challenging presentations. Dr. Vogt is also medical director of Behavioral Health Choices, a comprehensive mental health clinic in King of Prussia, PA. She has over 20 years experience diagnosing and treating mental health disorders.

our clinicians

Julia Centrella, Psy.D.

Dr. Centrella is a licensed psychologist who graduated from Chestnut Hill College with an assessment oriented doctorate. She has experience administering a wide variety of assessment tools and psychological testing batteries to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She is trained in assessing autism spectrum disorders using a range of psychological instruments. In particular, she uses the ADOS ll (Autism Diagnostic Interview Schedule II) which she then combines with other testing to reach an accurate diagnosis. Assessments are scheduled to take place over 2 to 3 sessions with a follow up to describe detailed findings, diagnosis and recommendations which are also captured in a written report that can be shared with other professionals.

Cara Knaster, Psy.D.

Dr. Knaster is a licensed psychologist who graduated from her doctoral program at Chestnut Hill College with an emphasis on assessments and testing. Dr. Knaster has expertise in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders by using standardized and semi standardized assessment tools such as the A008 ll (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule II) as well as her well-honed interview skills. Dr. Knaster schedules the evaluation over 2 to 3 sessions and follows up where she shares her findings in detail with recommendations for remediation or for adaptation to best fit an individual’s progress in life. Her findings are summarized in a comprehensive report.

Molly Marcus, Psy.D.

Molly Marcus, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2017 with a concentration in Couples and Family Therapy. Dr. Marcus completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Chestnut Hill College Psychological Services Clinic and Growth Opportunity Center, and her postdoctoral residency at Growth Opportunity Center where she treated individuals, couples, and families, and conducted psychoeducational testing.

 

Other clinical work experiences include working as a therapist at the Devereux Foundation in residential treatment for teens, and conducting psychoeducational testing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Management of ADHD. Additionally, Dr. Marcus is a current outpatient therapist at Growth Opportunity Center continuing to treat individual and families.

 

Dr. Marcus utilizes an integrative approach by pulling from the fields of family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy to develop individualized treatment plans for each client based on their needs. Additionally, Dr. Marcus works from a multicultural perspective with understanding of how culture, ethnicity, race, and other diversity characteristics may impact aspects of one’s life. Dr. Marcus believes in a collaborative approach to developing treatment plans.

 

 

LeeAnn Trudel, PHD

Dr. Trudel received her undergraduate degree in psychology from The George Washington University in 1984, where she was a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society.  She received her masters degree in applied experimental psychology from The Catholic University of America in 1986 and her doctoral degree in school psychology from Temple University in 1994.  While working on her doctoral degree, Dr. Trudel worked as a research assistant to Dr. Irwin Hyman at The Center for the Study of Corporal Punishment and Alternatives in the Schools at Temple University.  Dr. Trudel’s work at the Center led to her dissertation which explored the relationship between corporal punishment at school and subsequent development of trauma disorders in children.  Dr. Trudel’s predoctoral internship was spent at the A. I. DuPont Institute, an internationally recognized childrens’ hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.  Dr. Trudel worked in the outpatient psychology department of the hospital performing assessments, therapy and consultation with other hospital staff.  Since receiving her doctoral degree in 1994, Dr. Trudel has worked in a variety of child and adolescent focused settings including private practice, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a child guidance center, an early intervention center, and several school districts.  She has worked for Premier Health Systems, Inc. since 2001 and has served as a consulting psychologist in numerous charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.  Dr. Trudel is also currently a consultant to an early intervention center in southern Delaware.

 

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