Leeann Trimarchi, MA is our 2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and their parents. As an intern, Ms. Trimarchi is part of the Selective Mutism (SM), School-Based Consultation, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) services, and also provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) to children of all ages. Ms. Trimarchi is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the School Psychology program at Fordham University where she received her master’s degree in Therapeutic Interventions. Ms. Trimarchi’s doctoral research explores the potential of overshadowing related to the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD and anxiety disorders.
Ms. Trimarchi has received extensive training in diagnostic assessments and evidence-based clinical interventions for both children and adolescents. She has a strong foundation in multiple treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP). Prior to joining the Kurtz Psychology team, Ms. Trimarchi held an externship position at the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. In this position, she utilized evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with ADHD, ODD, and other disruptive behavior disorders. In addition, Ms. Trimarchi engaged in school-based clinical care and provided trainings and consultation to school staff, developed classroom wide academic and behavioral intervention plans, as well as created student specific interventions including daily report cards, visual schedules, and social stories. Ms. Trimarchi also worked as a clinical extern at Milestones Psychology where she treated children and adolescents with a generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, selective mutism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). While at Milestones, Ms. Trimarchi helped to develop and take part in the Courage Counts program, a neuropsychological evaluation with an individualized approach for youth with clinical levels of anxiety. In addition, she co-led several therapy groups, including social skills groups for young children and groups for children with selective mutism.
Ms. Trimarchi is passionate about working alongside the adults in children’s lives to identify the evidence-based intervention best matched to the child and family’s needs. She is committed to a collaborative and strength-based approach in order to help achieve the best possible outcome for each individual child, with a playful and upbeat touch. In her free time, Ms. Trimarchi enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her family