DR. ELIZABETH ZHE
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Dr. Zhe is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist. Born and raised in Western New York, Dr. Zhe earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo (2001) and then obtained her Master of Science in Educational Psychology and Methodology (2003), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology (2005), and Doctorate of Psychology in School Psychology (2006) from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Zhe’s field placements and practicum experiences took place in public schools within the greater Albany capital district area. Dr. Zhe’s professional journey then led her to Omaha, NE, where she completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral work at Boys Town in their behavioral health and clinical services department. At Boys Town, she worked with youth placed in residential care and youth and their families from the Omaha community in a behavioral pediatrics outpatient clinic. Dr. Zhe has since worked in independent schools, both day and boarding settings, wherein she’s served a diverse population of youth.
As a psychologist, Dr. Zhe strives to truly see and understand the uniqueness of each client. In order to get at the big picture and best inform her impressions and tailor recommendations with utility in mind, she identifies strengths and lagging skills and evaluates the goodness of fit between an individual and their environmental variables. She believes a collaborative approach (client, family, teaching/treatment team) is essential to successful intervention planning and that a foundation of trust and unconditional positive regard are key to human growth and flourishment. Theory behind her practice and assessment is eclectic and primarily rooted in: cognitive-behaviorism, the developmental model of DIR/Floortime, the school neuropsychological model, and positive psychology.
Clients often comment on Dr. Zhe’s calm and caring nature, listening skills, and optimism. They also highlight her comprehensive evaluations, holistic recommendations, and accommodation planning.
In her down time, Dr. Zhe enjoys pilates, being active, connecting with family and friends, and expanding her mindfulness and meditation practices.
Dr. Zhe now joins her colleagues at Otto Psychological Associates, LLC to assist in providing optimal mental health care services to the greater Lehigh Valley area.
Dr. Zhe is an independent contractor with Otto Psychological Associates, LLC
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