Professional Clinicians

Professional Clinicians

Dr. Christie Nutkins

Dr. Nutkins, a fully licensed psychologist, and board certified behavior analyst, has spent over 10 years providing behaviorally based services for children and their families. While she has successfully worked with children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of educational and behavioral challenges; the majority of her training and expertise falls in the area of assessment and treatment of children with developmental delays, most specifically Autism Spectrum Disorders. With her background working in educational, clinical, and home-based settings, she strives to develop realistic, yet effective intervention plans that meet the needs of the client and family. Dr. Nutkins oversees all the ABA services offered through our practice.

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Dr. Sheryl Rozema

Dr. Rozema is a fully licensed psychologist with 30 years experience diagnosing and treating children with various learning 
and behavior disorders. She has worked in both school and clinical settings, as well as with primary care physicians. Her expertise includes treatment of children and adolescents who struggle with a wide range of childhood disorders including ADHD, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum
 Disorder and oppositional behavior, among others. Dr. Rozema values the importance of integrating the wisdom and experience of parents, teachers, and physicians in creating
 treatment plans for child clients.

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Connie Sargunam

Connie Sargunam is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who has worked in the field for over 11 years and provided outpatient services since January of 2015. She has experience treating children who struggle with anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and developmental disabilities including cognitive impairment and Autism.

She also has experience working with children in the foster care system, from families of divorce, and with a history of trauma. She enjoys working with children of all ages as she is intrigued by each person’s unique perspective on the world and understands that life can be overwhelming at any age without the necessary tools to navigate life’s challenges. Nonetheless, she believes that people are always doing the best they can in the moment and utilizes the strengths of the family to help each child be successful.

It is with patience, understanding, and compassion that she strives to help each child recognize his/her worth and potential along with providing the behavioral strategies to make changes that are meaningful to the individual. In her experience, children often underestimate their own power and ability to make the changes they desire. Her favorite part of therapy is watching as the client begins to believe in him/herself and recognize the inner strength that was there all along. Mrs. Sargunam is directly supervised by Dr. Christie Nutkins.

Mary Bechtel

Mary is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker with more than 23 years of experience working in mental health, medical and school settings.  Mary’s passion lies in working with families who seek assistance because their child is struggling and they are unsure how to get back on track.  Mary focuses on integrating evidence-based treatments with genuine collaboration, warmth and humor to help children and families learn skills and strategies to effectively communicate, regulate intense emotions, connect with others and navigate life’s most difficult challenges. Mary offers experience helping children and adolescents effectively manage generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, Tic disorders, depression, oppositional behaviors, substance use/abuse, sibling/peer conflict, bullying, school refusal, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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James Los

Dr. Los is a certified school psychologist with over 6 years of experience with children and adolescents in both school and clinical settings, and he is passionate about helping clients find success in all areas of life. His expertise includes assessment, intervention, and consultation for a variety of childhood disorders, including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Los is completing the requirements of his full psychology license under the supervision of Dr. Rozema.


Sally Smith

Sally Smith, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Sally has spent the last 19 years working in school-based settings. She has experience working as an Autism Consultant, School Social Worker, and Early Childhood Interventionist. Sally focuses on providing behavior based services for children and their families. Sally has had a wide range of experiences with children aged birth through young adulthood in both the home and school setting. Sally works to provide proactive strategies and skill building opportunities that families can easily implement and build into their daily routines.

Sally partners with families, to offer practical and functional strategies, to help students and families achieve their goals.