Staff & Contact

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

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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 - Wednesday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
  • Friday: 8 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, Ground Floor
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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Ronald Reeve, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Professor

Dr. Reeve is an award-winning psychologist recognized for his contributions to assessing learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD.

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

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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Joyce Matthews-Rurak, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor

Dr. Matthews-Rurak helps and assesses those with concerns about learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

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Elena Tuerk, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, 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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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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Kristin Roush, Ph.D., Audiologist, Assistant Professor

Dr. Roush specializes in an array of services related to prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of hearing loss.

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Anne Shackelford, M.Ed,. CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor

Anne specializes in speech language and assistive technology services for people with multiple disabilities and with autism.

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Kazlin Mason, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor and Researcher

Dr. Mason specializes in voice/resonance, speech sound disorders for cleft palate, and adults with communication disorders.

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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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Bridget Gilbert, Billing Specialist

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

Annette Goodson, Medical Records Coordinator

Providing administrative support at UVA for over 11 years, Annette is always willing and eager to lend a helping hand.

Ryan Mehring, Client Care Specialist

Ryan has worked in a customer care setting for seven years providing excellent service and assistance to numerous clients.