Dr. Erika Doty
Dr. Erika Doty, Psy.D., received her doctorate in clinical psychology from George Fox University. She completed her APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. While at Children’s Mercy Hospital, she received extensive training and mentorship in the area of behavioral pediatrics under the tutelage of Dr. Edward Christophersen, Ph.D., ABPP, (FAAP, hon), a pioneer in the field of behavioral pediatrics; she also received specialized training in providing comprehensive evaluations for ADHD & learning disorders. Prior to working at Children's Mercy Hospital, Dr. Doty completed predoctoral training with children and adolescents at the CDRC at OHSU and Providence Medical Center.
Dr. Doty’s primary clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of anxiety, habit disorders (i.e., tics), coping/adjustment to chronic illness, including gastroenterological difficulties, sleep concerns, and ADHD. She adopts a biopsychosocial approach to treatment, which allows families to explore many factors that may be related to their child’s emotional or behavioral difficulties. Dr. Doty also has extensive experience conducting evaluations to assess for ADHD, learning disabilities (i.e., Dyslexia), memory, and cognitive functioning, among other presenting concerns. Her training also extends beyond the field of behavioral pediatrics; she implements brief, empirically supported treatments such as Parent Management Training, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). She educates families by providing resources to help parents and children work together to appropriately assess and manage presenting concerns by learning and practicing new skills. With a background in pediatric primary care and working within multidisciplinary medical teams, she also actively collaborates with medical providers when providing treatment to youth and their families.