Having lived in North Carolina since middle school, Dr.Starritt remained in the area and attended NC State University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Starritt worked as a research assistant for various studies related to child development and well-being. Including projects addressing social skills and peer relationships among socially marginalized children and conducting social skills groups with aggressive adolescents.
In 2004, she started the doctoral program in school psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her time at UNC-CH, she worked in surrounding school systems providing assessments for learning differences, behavioral interventions for students in the classroom setting, group therapy for social skills and bullying prevention, functional behavior analysis, consultation with teachers and staff, and individual therapy.
Dr. Starritt followed her time in the schools with clinical experience, working practicums at WakeMed and Duke University Hospitals where she gained experience in assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from acute and chronic illness, both inpatient and outpatient. Dr. Starritt completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center working in the Special Infant Care Follow-up clinic, ADHD/LD Clinic and Neuroscience clinic.
Dr. Starritt has extensive experience performing comprehensive psychological evaluations and evidence-based treatments for individuals across the lifespan. She believes that treatment should be custom tailored to each individual’s specific needs and uses a variety of treatment modalities to accomplish goals that are set together including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure with Response Prevention. She believes that therapy is part of a journey towards positive change and enjoys helping individuals find their voice.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Developmental Delays (DD)
- Coping with acute and chronic illness
- Behavior Dysregulation
- Organizational/Executive Functioning Skills
- Social Skills
- Parent Coaching
- Transition Difficulties
- Learning Differences including diagnosing disabilities, giftedness and early entry Kindergarten