Second Year Postdoctoral Fellow

Maura Collins, PsyD

Maura CollinsDr. Collins received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. She then went on to receive her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. Her dissertation explored alexithymia among urban children and studied an intervention that she developed to enhance children’s abilities to effectively identify and express their emotions. Dr. Collins completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Milton Hershey School, which emphasized child and adolescent psychology. Her current clinical interests include providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations with children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. During fellowship, Dr. Collins hopes to continue building her specialized clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

First Year Postdoctoral Fellow

Twanesha Wilcox, PsyD

Twanesha Wilcox headshot.

Dr. Wilcox received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seton Hall University. She then received her Master of Arts in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She went on to receive her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University. Her dissertation explored the effects of stigma aimed at children with autism and affiliate stigma (aimed at parents) on parental stress in fathers of children with autism; along with whether the father’s level of social support impacted these relationships. Dr. Wilcox completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Foundations Behavioral Health, providing behavioral health treatment for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. She then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lurie Center for Autism, providing neuropsychology evaluations and social skills groups to children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current clinical interests include conducting psychological evaluations and providing individual and group therapy to children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. During the current fellowship, Dr. Wilcox hopes to continue building her clinical skills, specifically in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and neuropsychological assessment.