Dr. Stephanie Borjas - Lead Psychologist
Dr. Stephanie Borjas is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with children and adolescents. She has experience supporting children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, depression, and anxiety in both school and clinic settings.
Dr. Borjas received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Borjas gained experience working with children and families with a variety of strengths and needs.
Parents and families enjoy working with Dr. Borjas based on her compassion and empathy. She ensures that the families she works with feel supported and understood. She works collaboratively with parents and other professionals to find ways to best support the child.
Dr. Nicole Patterson
Dr. Nicole Patterson is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with child and adolescent populations. She has experience with a range of developmental disorders and abilities in a variety of high-risk outpatient settings.
Dr. Patterson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Throughout graduate school, Dr. Patterson worked at Northwestern University for a center focused on best practices relating to treatment for developmental trauma.
Dr. Patterson takes a strengths-based approach when collaboratively working with clients to build skills and social awareness. Regular communication with treatment providers, caregivers, and teachers is at the forefront of her work in providing a continuity of care for clients and their families.
Dr. Abbré R.M. McClain
Dr. Abbré R.M. McClain is a clinician with a clinical background supporting children, adolescents, and families with a variety of different needs. She has assessment, intervention, and treatment experience with children who have neurodevelopmental concerns, mood-related disorders, parent-child attachment-based problems, and complex trauma across a variety of settings in the community.
Dr. McClain received her master’s degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her doctorate degree from Adler University in Chicago. Throughout her training, Dr. McClain has gained experience in implementing trauma-informed care to a diverse developmental population.
A collaborative, multicultural, and relational approach to services is prioritized when working with Dr. McClain, so that young children and their families feel supported and empowered towards wellness in their lives.
Dr. Kiran Bhayani-Larsen
Dr. Bhayani-Larsen has extensive experience working with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. She has conducted psychological assessments for children with a wide range of difficulties, including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and social-emotional deficits. Dr. Bhayani-Larsen received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as well as her master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Bhayani-Larsen worked in various therapeutic day schools, community mental health, and private outpatient settings.
Dr. Bhayani-Larsen believes that every child and their family is unique and approaches diagnostic assessments according to each individual’s needs. She aims to work closely with families and other professionals to provide comprehensive recommendations to ensure that her clients and families are set up for success.
Courtney Everette - Lead Examiner
Courtney Everette is a psychometrician with decades of experience in neuropsychological testing and working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She assists in testing children for autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Courtney received her master’s degree in clinical child psychology from DePaul University and a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She participated in research at the University of Kansas and DePaul University and has published work on the influences of a child’s surrounding environments on their development.
Prior to joining the Goldman Center team, Courtney worked as a mental health counselor, mental health consultant, neuropsychology technician, and lead examiner in the Chicago area.
Leah Damte - Examiner
Leah Damte is a psychometrician with a background in CNA training, as well as an involvement in various non-profits and community outreach programs. She assists the psychologists in the assessment of a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, motor and linguistic skills.
Leah earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beyond her work at the Goldman Center, Leah assists her mother, Debrework Damte, in the day to day operations of her non-profit Addis Foundation For Community Health.
Mia DeLahso - Client Coordinator
Mia DeLasho is the Goldman Center client coordinator working with families across all intake, scheduling, and logistical needs throughout the evaluation process. Mia earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she gained extensive administrative experience working for the university’s academic success center. Prior to joining the Goldman team, Mia worked closely with children and families in both the preschool and early childhood developmental settings.
Mia is passionate about helping all families find and access the resources they need to support their child’s development and help them achieve their goals.