Staff & Contact

Our dedicated team is led by Center Director Dr. Peter Tuerk.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Update: We are open and operating with tele-practice and in-person services. Schedule your appointment at the Sheila C. Johnson Center or use telehealth (treatment from home). Click here to learn more ›


Get in Touch

Please call (434) 924-7034 to schedule an appointment or with any questions you may have about our services.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm

The Sheila C. Johnson Center is located in the University of Virginia’s Bavaro Hall on the ground floor. 

Our street address is: 
417 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, Virginia  22903

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Clinical Psychology

Julia Blodgett, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor

Dr. Blodgett is a regional expert in assessing children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety and more.

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Peter Tuerk, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Center Director, Professor

Dr. Tuerk is a recognized leader in evidence-based care, innovating treatment through clinical science and technology.

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Michael Lyons, Ph.D., School Systems Consultant, Assistant Professor

As an expert in school systems, mentoring and adjustment in school aged children, Dr. Lyons helps implement treatment plans.

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Antoinette R. Thomas, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor

Dr. Thomas specializes in culturally responsive counseling and psychotherapy as a clinician, instructor, and consultant.

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Amanda Williford, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor

Dr. Williford treats young children using behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment orientations.

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Elena Tuerk, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer

Dr. Tuerk helps families and children with multisystemic treatment, behavior management, and anxiety spectrum disorders.

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Matthew Yoder, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services, Associate Professor

An experienced clinical psychologist, Dr. Yoder is a national trainer and consultant in evidence-based outpatient practices.

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Sarah Wymer, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Sarah Wymer is a post-doctoral psychology fellow within the Sheila C. Johnson Center.

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Katy Zeanah, Clinical & School Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor

Katy Zeanah is a Clinical & School Psychologist in the Sheila C. Johnson Center

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Autism Spectrum Services

Micah Mazurek, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor

Dr. Mazurek has broad clinical experience in psychological assessment and intervention, specifically with autism.

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Erica Rouch, Ph.D., Director of Autism Services, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rouch specializes in interdisciplinary autism assessment, parent training, and individual and group autism interventions.

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Jane Hilton, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP, Clinical Faculty, Associate Professor

Dr. Hilton specializes in addressing the communication skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Speech, Language and Hearing Services

Jaimee Traub, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Clinical Services and Training

Jaimee specializes in social communication, child and adolescent language, and articulation disorders.

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Rebecca Rehm, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor

Becky specializes in apraxia and phonological disorders, fluency, preschool language, and early intervention.

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Cassie Turner Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Assistant Professor & Audiologist

Dr. Turner's primary areas include adult and pediatric diagnostics as well as hearing aid and assistive device evaluations.

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Claire Barbao, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor

Claire focuses on fluency, early intervention, child language, articulation, motor speech disorders and adult rehabilitation.

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McGuffey Reading Services

Latisha Hayes Ph.D., Director of McGuffey Reading Services, Associate Professor

As Director of McGuffey Reading, Dr. Hayes works with students across grades, providing diagnostic and intervention services.

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Lauren Hauser M.T., Ed.S. Reading Specialist

An experienced educator, Ms. Hauser provides literacy assessment and tutoring services.

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Administrative Staff

Sam Cash, Client Care Specialist

With over 12 years of support experience, Sam brings a keen eye for detail and organizational expertise to the team.

Bonnie Danielson, M.S., Center Administrator

With 25 years of health care management experience, Ms. Danielson prioritizes client-centered professional leadership.

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April Swain, Medical Office Supervisor

With 15+ years experience in healthcare management and administration, April provides warm and authentic customer support.

Bridget Gilbert, Billing Specialist

Bridget has over 15 years of experience in administrative support, medical billing, coding and insurance authorizations.

Jaki Pritchett, Client Care Specialist

With 12 years of experience in healthcare, Jaki provides friendly, warm and compassionate customer service to the Center.