Maguire Brinkley, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in developmental and diagnostic assessments of young children. In addition to conducting assessments, Dr. Brinkley facilitates group therapy for elementary age children including the Unstuck and On Target and Superheroes Social Skills groups. Dr. Brinkley completed her postdoctoral clinical fellowship at CAAT, where she specialized in neurodevelopmental and diagnostic assessments under the supervision of Dr. Katerina Dudley, Ph.D.
Dr. Brinkley obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland where she received extensive training in developmental assessment at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, as well as diagnostic assessment at the Loyola Clinical Centers and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She has experience in completing assessments and providing therapy in a variety of settings, including children’s hospitals, outpatient and community clinics, and in private practice.
Dr. Brinkley also provides therapy for a range of challenges, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, and attention and learning differences. Dr. Brinkley is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is in the process of becoming certified in this modality. In treatment, Dr. Brinkley takes a collaborative approach, working with clients and their families to set treatment goals and participate in the therapeutic or assessment process. Dr. Brinkley strives to create a warm, accepting, and person-centered environment in all of her clinical work, taking into consideration the unique needs of each child and family.