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.
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 DeLasho - 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.
Isabel Fernandez - Team Member
Isabel Fernandez is a team member at the Goldman Center, working with client cases and assisting the client coordinator, Mia, with intake, scheduling, and logistical needs.
Isabel earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. At DePaul, she worked as a research assistant in the Culture and Evidence-Based Practice Lab where she received training for and participated in the clinical interviewing process and group coping skills therapy. Prior to joining the Goldman Center, Isabel also had extensive experience working with children in a daycare setting.