Dr. Pleiss provides individualized assessments and therapy for children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions that impact learning, behavior, and social-emotional functioning.
Dr. Pleiss is a licensed clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with neurological, medical, developmental, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Dr. Pleiss completed her undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College, where she studied neuroscience and chemistry. She obtained her Master’s of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at Marquette University. Dr. Pleiss completed her clinical internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School where she trained in the Pediatric Neuropsychology and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics. Following internship she went on to specialize in pediatric neuropsychology during a two-year fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Pleiss has received specialty training in pediatric neuropsychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She provides individualized assessments and therapy for children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions that impact learning, behavior, and social-emotional functioning including developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disability (LD), various medical conditions (e.g., genetic disorders, concussion/traumatic brain injury, cancer, perinatal complications), and social-emotional, mood, and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Pleiss has both the passion and expertise to help patients with complex developmental and neurological presentations meet their fullest emotional, social, and academic potentials. She strives to consider each child within the context of their personal history and social environment, and emphasizes the importance of empirically-supported methods in offering recommendations and providing interventions to her patients.