Rachel Scheinfield, Ph.D, NCSP
770-953-4744 ext. 20


Marietta (Monday-Friday)  
, Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy

As a nationally certified school psychologist, I specialize in the treatment and assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults. With my unique expertise in psychology and education, I believe that each child presents with a distinct set of strengths and needs. I feel that it is important to embrace their strengths to help them overcome their challenges and attain academic success. I utilize a highly personalized and team-oriented approach, where I regard parental involvement as a crucial element of a child's treatment. I work collaboratively with parents, schools, and other treatment providers to best orchestrate the services that are being offered. I am committed to helping my clients understand whether any learning, emotional, or behavioral factors are interfering with their academic performance or everyday lives. My goal is to help my clients build resilience and maintain more effective coping strategies, problem solving and self-advocacy skills, while encouraging them to engage in self-reflection. I also assist my clients with understanding their learning style, and with utilizing more beneficial study strategies and organizational skills to complement their needs. Furthermore, I help parents understand their child's challenges, where I provide strategies that they can implement to support their child's learning, emotional, and/or behavioral needs. Through my collaborative approach, I facilitate ways for my clients to feel more empowered to achieve personal growth. I strongly believe in establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients, in which they feel safe, accepted, and supported.

Speciality Areas

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders / Asperger’s Disorder
  • Developmental Delays / Learning Disabilities
  • School Refusal
  • Social Skills / Bullying
  • Mood Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder / Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Stress Management, Self-Advocacy, Self-Esteem

Services

Psychological Evaluations:
  • IQ / Intellectual Functioning
  • Memory and Processing Skills
  • Visual-Motor Abilities
  • Academic Achievement
  • Attention and Executive Functioning
  • Social and Emotional Functioning
  • Adaptive Behavior
Treatment:
  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Consultation for Academic, Behavioral, or Social/Emotional Needs
  • Parenting Strategies to Address Learning, Emotional, and Behavior Management
  • Educational Consultation Services:
    • Development and Implementation of Interventions and Strategies
    • Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs), Classroom Observations, and Functional Analyses of Behavior (FBA)
    • Special Education Eligibility/Services, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), IEP Goals, and Accommodations
    • Section 504 Plans

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Georgia Psychological Association
  • Member of the American Psychological Association, Division 16, School Psychology

Publications

  • Fenning, P., Golomb, S., Gordon, V., Kelly, M., Scheinfield, M., Morello, T., Kosinski, A., & Banull, C. (2008). Written discipline policies used by administrators: Do we have sufficient tools of the trade? Journal of School Violence, 7(2), 123-146.
  • Sy, S., Demeis, D., & Scheinfield, R. (2003). Pre-school children's understanding of the emotional consequences for failures to act prosocially. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21(2), 259-272.

Media

  • Featured on CNN:
    • “The Risks of High Fashion for Kids” (January 2012)
    • “Bullying and Middle School Students: The Taunting of Bus Monitor, Karen Klein” (June 2012)

Experience

  • School Psychologist - New Trier High School – Winnetka, Illinois
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Deerfield High School, Deerfield, IL

Education

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology, Concentration in School Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan

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