Pediatric Psychology

ChildServe Pediatric Psychology

ChildServe's pediatric psychology program provides assessments and diagnostics for children, from young infants and toddlers through children, teenagers and young adults up to 21 years old.

Our psychologists assess and diagnose the following conditions:
  • ADHD Testing
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delays
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Gifted Testing
  • Learning Disorders
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder - NOS
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Social Skill Deficits
  • Trichotilliomania


Meet Suzanne Richards, Ph.D, ChildServe Psychologist

Dr. Suzanne Richards is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in many different settings with families, adolescents, children, and toddlers. She has special knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In her clinical practice, she has a passion for children with learning and social skill challenges.

Dr. Richards has been involved in clinical education and research on multiple topics including school violence, bullying behavior, learning, and social skills. She has extensive clinical experience providing mental health therapy services in a wide range of settings. She has served many children, adolescents, and their families with behavioral and adjustment disorders in addition to major mental illness, including psychosis and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also consults with and advises schools on appropriate interventions.

In 2007, Dr. Richards graduated from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Counseling Psychology, with a training concentration in Pediatric and Child Psychology. She is licensed by the Iowa Board of Psychology and is credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Registry of Health Service Psychologists.


Meet Duane Dolphin, ChildServe Psychologist

Duane Dolphin is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) who has been in practice for over thirty years. Duane specializes in children, toddlers, adolescents, and even infants. He has particular expertise with the assessment and diagnosis of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other mental health issues.

In 1981, Duane graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis. He became a licensed psychologist in 1995 and has been a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst since 2012.

Duane has been involved in the field of special needs/intellectual disabilities for many years and his previous employment includes the Woodward Resource Center, Broadlawns Medical Center, and The Arc of Polk County.



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