Yvette Gonzalez, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as coordinator of assessment services for Erikson’s Center for Children and Families. She has more than 20 years of experience conducting psychological, behavioral, and learning assessments with young children from diverse populations. One of her specialty areas is evaluating the developmental functioning of children adopted abroad. She also specializes in the assessment of social-emotional disorders, including specific anxiety and depressive disorders, and focuses on the parent-child relationship in her evaluation of a young child’s presenting challenges and strengths.
Dr. Gonzalez has worked extensively within public and private schools conducting cognitive, academic, behavioral, and gifted child assessments, and has helped parents advocate for their child within the educational system. In addition, she specializes in administering neuropsychological measures to assess attention, memory, and executive functioning. She also conducts formal assessments for autism spectrum disorder and has received formal training in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition.
Dr. Gonzalez earned her doctorate from DePaul University, and completed the Infant Mental Health Certificate Program at Erikson Institute.