Aloha! My name is Dr. Maya Matheis. As a clinical psychologist, my focus is providing support services to children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. I specialize in parent coaching, mental health therapy, and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders.
My clinical approach has three main pillars: alliance, respect, and empathy.
I am passionate about the use of evidence-based practices, which are often restricted to research settings. As a researcher, I stay abreast of trends and findings and incorporate them into my practice. I currently am a researcher at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. My research interests center on the implementation of autism interventions in the community and low-resource settings.
2019-2021 Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis MIND Institute
2018-2019 APA-Accredited Predoctoral Psychology Internship, UC Davis CAARE Center & MIND Institute
2019 Certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
2018-2019 Northern California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program
2019 PhD, Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University
2014 MSW, Child Mental Health, Washington University in St. Louis
2007 BA, Psychology, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
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