Dr. Lorraine Matthews is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist who works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her Doctor of Psychology degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1996 and completed her undergraduate work at Rutgers University in 1984. Dr. Matthews started Triangle ACT in 2007. Her professional interests include intervention for neurodevelopmental problems such as autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She is also interested in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with problems related to mood, anxiety, adjustment, and behavior. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches. She enjoys working closely with parents in a supportive and collaborative manner in order to provide the optimal outcome for their family.
Karen Schulze received her Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1986, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology from the same university in 1987. Karen is experienced in the evaluation of children and students across many ages, from preschool college, with a variety of learning, behavioral, or social challenges including developmental delays, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. Karen views parents as partners and enjoys working together to gather the information needed to complete a thorough evaluation, assist them in understanding the results, and help them to access community and school-based resources.
Marc graduated from UNC-Wilmington with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and from East Carolina University with a Master's degree in School Psychology. He has worked for Edgecombe County Schools and Wake County Public Schools as a school psychologist in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has served as a school-based psychologist and central office administrator for the past 18 years. His professional interests include success coaching for students with ADHD and related disorders, evaluation of cognitive and academic strengths and needs, and parent consultation for behavior and academic difficulties. He is licensed by the NC Psychology Board as a Psychological Associate (Health Services Provider) and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
Ali Matthews is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate (LCSWA) who specializes in work with children, adolescents, and young adults. Ali received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and later earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience working within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school system as a co-located therapist, where she offered therapy services to students, as well as comprehensive clinical assessment and crisis planning with students and parents. Ali primarily provides services to clients with anxiety, mood, and developmental disorders, and she has additional interest in providing coaching services, as it relates to improving academic performance and executive functioning.
Jen Matthews is a Licensed Psychological Associate who works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults. Jen graduated from NC State University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, and from Appalachian State University with Master's and Specialist degrees in School Psychology. She has worked for Wake County Public Schools as a school psychologist in elementary, middle, and high schools for over ten years. Jen's professional interests include psychoeducational evaluations, identifying autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health disorders. She serves on a variety of committees with the objective to help all children thrive, and she has extensive knowledge of the special education process. Jen's goal is to help parents and clients understand psychoeducational evaluation results and to provide helpful recommendations to build on personal strengths and weaknesses.
Amy Hawkins is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and German from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She completed her Masters and Doctoral degrees in School Psychology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Hawkins worked as a school psychologist in the Philadelphia area before returning to North Carolina to work as a school psychologist for Wake County Public Schools. She has worked in elementary, middle, and high schools, serves on a variety of committees, and has a broad understanding of the special education process in schools. She has experience working with students with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, mental health needs, and learning disabilities. Dr. Hawkins values working with parents and their children through the psychoeducational evaluation process to gather information, support understanding the results of the evaluation, and help families with recommendations and supports.