Provider type: Psychologist
Dr. Purcell is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in child and family work with children ranging in ages from 2 to 18. Areas of specialty include issues of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, sleep issues, toileting, grief, health/medical issues, issues related to feeding, anger control, developmental issues and disorders, learning or cognitive concerns, and parenting. Dr. Purcell utilizes cognitive behavioral approaches, skill building, parent training, and solution focused techniques to help children and families achieve higher levels of functioning. Dr. Purcell practices in the Hanover/Mechanicsville office.
Dr. Purcell received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology in 1996 from Florida Tech and completed her postdoctoral and residency work with the Virginia Treatment Center for Children where she further specialized with children and families and with children with medical and developmental needs. She has spent the past 18 years building upon her work with children/teens with a variety of needs and their families as this is where her highest interest lies.