Dr. Aleksandra Liss received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Liss specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, selective mutism, autism spectrum disorder, behavioral problems, and depression.
Before joining 3-C Family Services, Dr. Liss worked at a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic in Charlotte, NC. for over six years. Here, she provided comprehensive psychological services including psychotherapy, diagnostic assessment, social skills groups, and consultation to children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Liss also worked as a psychometrician at Children’s National Medical Center, where she assisted in conducting in-depth neuropsychological assessments for children with autism, epilepsy, brain tumors, AD/HD, learning disabilities, and other medical conditions that impact cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning.
Throughout graduate school, Dr. Liss tailored her training to receive a variety of clinical experiences across a spectrum of ages and diverse populations. Dr. Liss completed her pre-doctoral internship at Alexian Brother’s Behavioral Health Hospital. Here, she conducted individual, group, and family therapy with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including those in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Dr. Liss also completed an externship at the Family Support Center, which provided her with experience consulting school staff, parents, and mental health teams on the prevention, recognition, and management of mental health and behavioral problems in at-risk adolescents. To gain additional training with the pediatric population, Dr. Liss completed an advanced externship at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and at the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation (NCCR). Through her work at CNMC and NCCR, she gained additional training in the fields of health psychology and cognitive rehabilitation. While working at CNMC, Dr. Liss also created a research database of patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder who previously had been evaluated through the outpatient clinic. This database has been used in a number studies and has contributed to the understanding of pediatric psychopathology by comparing the prevalence of several patient variables across different clinical populations.