Hello there! My name is Dr. Beth Prittie. I know the process of seeking out psychological services can be a daunting one, and hope by learning a little about me, this will help you in your process.
Educationally, I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from KU (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Washburn University. Over the eight years I spent in schooling, I trained at Children’s Mercy Hospital (specializing in neuropsychological assessment), KU’s Psychological Services Center, Osawatomie State Hospital, and at Responsive Centers. I have also taught a variety of college courses, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Washburn University teaching child assessment. I currently supervise students and other practitioners and feel teaching is one of the best ways to keep growing as a psychologist!
Currently, my work focuses within psychological assessment, specializing in evaluation of children and adolescents (though I also work with adults). I have formal training in learning disabilities and learning exceptionalities (i.e., giftedness), attention/executive functioning challenges (i.e., ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, in addition to mood/anxiety disorders. I view the evaluation process as one of the most critical steps in helping someone grow! I am also deeply passionate about serving those from diverse cultural backgrounds, and ensure I incorporate and respect cultural differences in my work.
When I am not working with the Meadowlark Center team, I spend most of my time with my twin daughters and husband. I love that as a parent, I can approach my clinical work understanding the parenting role! I enjoy being a working-mom, and appreciate the care it takes to balance a life with many roles. I am a Lego-enthusiast and firmly believe we all need to keep our inner child alive and thriving. I can talk video games all day with the children I work with (gamer for life!), and love all things Star Wars. My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz, which fits me well as I have been a Kansan for nearly all my life.