Dr. Reynolds received his educational specialist degree in school psychology from Tufts University in Massachusetts, and his doctoral degree in K-12 Leadership from New England College. As a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, he began his career in the public school system, working for eight years before moving to the Raleigh area. Dr. Reynolds has extensive experience with and training in psychoeducational assessment. He has a passion for translating the data collected in the evaluation process into clear and functional recommendations for school and home. By working with parents, schools, and the child, he believes strongly in developing a comprehensive understanding of the learning, emotional, and behavioral needs that impact children. Child-centered data collection and report writing are a priority in his work. Having spent nearly a decade in the public education setting, Dr. Reynolds is very familiar with the RTI/MTSS systems, special education and 504 eligibility, as well as collaborative, child-focused approaches to service delivery. He believes strongly in collaborative problem solving and stakeholder buy-in, and is happy to work with parents, tutors, and schools to navigate the results of an assessment.
Along with testing, Dr. Reynolds also provides individual psychotherapy. He employs a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy (CBT) and also believes strongly in a Reality Therapy model. He has over 20 years of experience in outdoor education and summer camp communities and brings much of this passion and energy into his practice. A significant portion of his experience in public schools has involved providing school-based mental health services to students with a focus on anxiety, self-esteem, locus-of-control, and executive function skill development. He believes strongly in the power of shared experience and tailors most sessions to the hobbies and interests of his clients. By meeting children in their interests, Dr. Reynolds helps children quickly find freedom and power in the therapeutic experience.
In his free time, Dr. Reynolds still engages in many of the outdoor activities that made up his summer camp experiences. In a perfect world, therapy takes place outdoors and with intentional movement. Dr. Reynolds loves to travel with his wife, a special education teacher who specializes in working with children on the autism spectrum in the public school setting. They have a shared passion for understanding the complexities of educational systems and helping children and families explore and grow the best versions of themselves.