Dr. Jaymie Fox is a Georgia licensed clinical psychologist and nationally certified school counselor who has worked with the pediatric population for 19 years in a variety of clinical settings. She began her initial training working in a pediatric hospital serving the emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs of medically fragile children. She went on to gain additional experience working in schools, psychiatric hospitals, college counseling centers, residential treatment facilities, rehabilitation and community mental health centers, inpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and private practice.
Dr. Fox’s graduate and postdoctoral training emphasized skills in behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems treatment approaches. She served as a consultant to area Head Start programs, school-based treatment programs, and other area agencies. She received specialized training in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), an effective approach to autism treatment and participated in an educational intervention program that serves Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) children and their families where she co-lead educational/advocacy parent training workshops for behavioral regulation (Cognitive-Behavioral Approach) for FAS children.
Dr. Fox’ primary specialty focuses on the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as neurocognitive deficits secondary to other acute and chronic medical conditions. She also assesses a wide range of other emotional and behavioral concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tic Disorders, oppositional-defiance, depression, anxiety, and problematic family dynamics. Her experience with comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment enables her to determine the presence of a learning disability and/or neurocognitive disorder, attention deficit, intellectual giftedness, or developmental and social-emotional concerns. Following comprehensive evaluation of the client, Dr. Fox collaborates with parents, schools, physicians, and other professionals to coordinate care and optimize treatment interventions that complement their child’s level of development and unique learning or emotional/behavioral needs. As a former school counselor and participant of the special education program, she is able to assist families of children with special needs and provide useful feedback regarding special education eligibility criteria and offer educational accommodations that will optimize each child’s learning experience while being served in the least restrictive academic environment.
Dr. Fox enjoys working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds, abilities, ages, and presenting complaints. She emphasizes a cognitive/ behavioral, family systems, and community support approach and thus provides consultation services to schools, medical professionals and community members.
Dr. Fox completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University at Albany in Albany, New York and then pursued a Master’s degree in education and counseling from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Early on, she worked as an elementary school counselor where she provided individual and small group counseling and conducted weekly classroom guidance activities in the areas of self-concept, peer-relations, and conflict resolution. She coordinated several school wide programs, including character education, drug education, and conflict mediation in support of an anti-school wide bullying program. Dr. Fox presented monthly parent workshops in order to increase parent involvement and improve parent assistance in the classroom and at home. She coordinated outreach services to families, school-wide discipline programs, and organized and implemented the school crisis plan and services.
Dr. Fox pursued a second Master’s degree in clinical psychology and Doctor of Psychology degree from the APA-accredited Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia with a primary emphasis in child and family. As part of her clinical training, she worked at the Emory Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Marcus Autism Center where she provided psychological and neuropsychological assessments of children, adolescents, and adults. She received advanced therapy training at North Point Psychology, a private practice in Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Fox completed pre-doctoral clinical training at the University of Southern Mississippi Consortium in Hattiesburg, MS and postdoctoral training at Atlanta Psychological Services where she advanced her diagnostic and therapeutic skills.
Dr. Fox received the Ralph Sidman Memorial Scholarship, and she was a participant in the Presidential Honor Society, Psi Chi National Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society throughout her course of undergraduate and graduate training. She is a member of the Georgia Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.