Child and Family Psychologists

Durham Chapel Hill

Durham Office

LINDSEY OHLER, PSY.D.

Dr. Lindsey Ohler has worked with children and their families across multiple settings including private practice, inpatient treatment facility, an autism treatment center, and the juvenile court system. She enjoys working across the spectrum of childhood disorders including social skills deficits, behavioral problems, anxiety of all forms, depression, and self-injurious behaviors. She values understanding th

STEPHANIE HELWIG, PSY.D.

Dr. Stephanie Helwig has worked with children of all ages presenting with a myriad of symptoms and presentations. She primarily uses play therapy as a mode for treatment with young children, incorporating CBT at a developmental level the child can understand, and including parent and family work as necessary. She will also take a family systems approach, exploring family dynamics and evaluating the role of the family and its impact on a child’s symptoms. Dr. Helwig is experienced in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), having worked at a child advocacy center with children who had suffered physical and/or sexual abuse.

RAE ANN HAMILTON, LPA

Rae Ann Hamilton enjoys working with tweens and teens (ages 10 and older). Issues she has training and experience in with young people include: anxiety, depression, Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning difficulties, social problems, anger management, self- esteem, giftedness, and life transitions such as from high school to college. Mrs. Hamilton incorporates several therapeutic approaches in her work including Client-Centered, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Insight-Oriented (Psychodynamic), Behavior Management, and Psychoeducation, depending on the individual’s presenting issues. Mrs. Hamilton considers it a privilege to assist courageous young people in their journey to improve their lives.

NINA SOLANKI, PSY.D.

Dr. Nina Solanki began her career working with children with a variety of presentations, including AD/HD, behavior difficulties, social skills problems, depression, and the spectrum of childhood issues. In addition to working with children individually, she has worked in group homes and after school programs. Dr. Solanki understands that children have a different way of expressing themselves and utilizes play therapy and other

GAYTRI BARKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Gaytri Patel Barker works with children of all ages presenting with a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to, AD/HD, behavioral difficulties, social skills problems, anxiety, depression, and other childhood issues. Through an integrative and collaborative approach, she works with children to meet them where they are developmentally and emotionally. Dr. Barker uses various therapeutic techniques to increase comfort for children to express themselves and increase their willingness to focus on coping with their presenting concerns and learning new strategies and skills. Furthermore, Dr. Barker works with parents to ensure that gains made in therapy can also be maintained in other settings, such as home and school.

COLLEEN HAMILTON, PSY.D.

Dr. Colleen Hamilton is a clinical and child psychologist, with her training focused on work with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in children, and has a wide variety of experience working with children and their families. Dr. Hamilton’s fun and creative spirit as a child therapist makes her uniquely skilled at engaging children in the process! She is well versed in a variety of approaches that engage children to include play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and body movement therapy.

JULIE MICHALOWSKI, PSY.D.

Dr. Julie Michalowski is a licensed psychologist who provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy, in addition to a range of psychological and educational assessments. Providing therapy she has worked predominantly with teenagers, young adults, adults, and geriatric clients, and providing evaluations she has worked with all ages, children as well as adults. Dr. Julie Michalowski has a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has practiced in a variety of settings to include private practice, community mental health, hospitals, and college counseling. She has also com

TINA LEPAGE, PSY.D.

From the very beginning of her career, Dr. Lepage has been focusing on children and families; whereas most psychologists have an undergraduate that is, like their doctorate, in psychology, Dr. Lepage has an undergraduate in Child Development & Family Relationships.



Chapel Hill Office

GAYTRI BARKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Gaytri Patel Barker works with children of all ages presenting with a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to, AD/HD, behavioral difficulties, social skills problems, anxiety, depression, and other childhood issues. Through an integrative and collaborative approach, she works with children to meet them where they are developmentally and emotionally. Dr. Barker uses various therapeutic techniques to increase comfort for children to express themselves and increase their willingness to focus on coping with their presenting concerns and learning new strategies and skills. Furthermore, Dr. Barker works with parents to ensure that gains made in therapy can also be maintained in other settings, such as home and school.

Raleigh Office