Danny Arias, M.A.
Danny is a counselor at the Center for Developing Minds who works with preteens, teens and young adults. He uses many different approaches and adjusts counseling techniques based on the client’s needs. Danny prides himself on creating relationships built on trust with his students and understands that real progress can only be achieved when such a relationship exists. He has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, self-regulating, attention, communication skills, stress, bullying, social media, academic and college planning.
Tara Cerruti, LMFT
Tara is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing remote online counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 21 and their families. She uses a variety of approaches to work with children experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, themes of grief and loss, adjustment to parent divorce/separation and other parent-child relationship issues, identity formation, anger management, and behavioral challenges Her training is in trauma focused cognitive behavioral, attachment based, and play therapies.
Molly Coppel, MA, EdS, LEP, ABSNP
Molly is an educational psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, who utilizes a strengths and weaknesses approach in all of her psychoeducational and school neuropsychological evaluations. Molly offers detailed assessments for individuals ranging from preschool-age to young adult, and has extensive experience conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and creating Behavior Intervention Plans.
Carolina Gavilanes, M.A.
Carolina is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Her knowledge in developmental, neurological and learning disabilities drives the design of individualized interventions that help students throughout their learning process. She specializes mainly in literacy development for elementary students and enjoys supporting students of all ages who are struggling with organizational skills. Her therapy sessions are designed to make students feel successful and understand their challenges and strengths. She provides case management and collaboration among teachers, parents and clinical professionals.
Rachel Gilbert, MA
Rachel is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Rachel’s understanding of neurode.velopmental diversity and executive functioning drives her creation of engaging interventions and supports for children and their families. Rachel’s expertise is in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD to develop both the academic and social emotional skills needed for success at school, home and in the community. Rachel has a special interest in helping students develop reading comprehension skills and teaching personal organization and self-advocacy skills.
Carlin Graveline, M.S., CCC-SLP
Carlin is a speech-language pathologist for the Center for Developing Minds assessing and treating children with a variety of communication difficulties, including developmental articulation and language impairments, hearing impairments, craniofacial anomalies and pragmatic language difficulties. She is a dyslexia specialist and has a special interest in literacy development. Carlin enjoys working with students to improve their phonological awareness and processing, reading comprehension, and oral and written expression.
Cassandra Harms, M.A., LMFT
Cassandra is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 22 and their families. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to working with youth struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral and social problems. Cassandra also moderates several classes and groups at the CDM, including the popular "Meltdowns to Shutdowns," which is offered periodically throughout the year.
Damon Korb, M.D.
Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrician, F.A.A.P.
Author, Raising an Organized Child
Damon Korb, M.D., a board-certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician, examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. As the clinic director for the Center for Developing Minds, he guides a team of child development experts that care for children and young adults who are struggling.
Joyia Moeller, MS, LEP
Joyia is an educational psychologist for the Center for Developing Minds, with more than a decade of experience assessing cognitive, processing, and academic strengths and weaknesses in individuals from preschool through adulthood. Joyia also facilitates IEP meetings and coordinates the implementation of support plans, consulting with parents, teachers and outside agencies.
Jennifer Rich, L.M.F.T.
Jennifer is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing relationship counseling for children and adolescents and their families. She has been in private practice for more than 13 years, specializing in treating individuals who have trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Her training is in brief therapy, cognitive behavioral, as well as family systems.
Shelley Sinclair, Ms.Ed, LEP, ABSNP
Shelley is an educational psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, providing psycho-educational and school neuropsychological assessments for school-aged children and teens. She assesses neurocognitive processes, the underpinnings to learning and behavior, to ultimately guide the development of personalized and meaningful interventions for each student.
Kelli Taylor, Psy.D.
Kelli Taylor, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, providing behavioral, psycho-educational, cognitive/neuropsychological, and social/emotional assessments for children and teens. Dr. Taylor utilizes assessment findings to identify clients’ strengths and weaknesses in order to accurately diagnose and plan personalized interventions for each client. As part of this process, she reviews the results with clients and their parents so that they will have a better understanding of the client’s abilities and mental health. Dr. Taylor’s recommendations help parents better support and advocate for their child, and schools better address the student’s educational needs.
Julie Tucker, LMFT
Julie is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for families and children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 5 to 26, and their caregivers. She is experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship issues, social struggles and behavioral challenges. Her training is in cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment based and play therapies, and she takes a holistic approach to build skills, help people get unstuck, and strengthen resilience.
Makenzie Wesner, M.S., R.N., P.H.N., P.N.P.-P.C.
Makenzie Wesner, N.P., is a behavioral and developmental pediatric nurse practitioner at Center for Developing Minds and a leader in child development and behavior. Makenzie specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide array of challenges such as autism, ADHD, motor-communication disorders, and executive dysfunctions, all among various intellectual and genetic backdrops. With training in sensory processing combined with a focus on self-regulation and social thinking development, Makenzie offers an expert and meticulous approach to understanding diverse and complex behaviors with each assessment.
Savita is a patient care coordinator at the Center for Developing Minds who helps to greet patients and their families, answer phones, and schedule appointments.
Savita has a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in media production.
Kevin is the CDM office coordinator who oversees a variety of
administrative duties, including managing the reception desk and new patient inquiries, providing CharmHealth technical assistance, and scheduling appointments.
Kevin has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Susie serves as the administrative assistant for the CDM. Her responsibilities include managing contracts, client billing, and providing insurance support .
Susie holds a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA and a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.