Dr. Edwards is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy and assessment. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in couples and family psychology from Ball State University in 2017 and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children in Richmond, VA. Dr. Edwards went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Florida Division of Medical Psychology and has been in private practice in the Orlando area since 2018.
In her work with children, adolescents, and adults, Dr. Edwards uses an integrative approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and family systems theory to guide conceptualization, treatment planning, and intervention. She treats a variety of conditions, with particular expertise in anxiety disorders (OCD, social anxiety, phobias, etc.), ADHD, child behavior problems, trauma, parent-child relationship concerns, and family conflict. Dr. Edwards has had the privilege of serving individuals and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds and considers the development of a non-judgmental, warm therapeutic alliance foundational to her work.
In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Edwards provides psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for diagnostic clarification, ADHD, ASD, learning disorders, and intellectual functioning. She is skilled in the administration of multiple psychological measures and draws on assessment findings to provide comprehensive, practical recommendations for ongoing care and treatment. Dr. Edwards lives in Orlando with her husband and young daughter and enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, yoga, and cooking.