Clarissa Schienebeck, PhD
Licensed Psychologist and Licensed/Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Dr. Clarissa Schienebeck is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed/Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She provides care to children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Schienebeck specializes in working with youth with a variety of challenges including anxiety; autism spectrum disorders; difficulties adjusting to stressors; emotional regulation challenges; difficulties with managing anger, impulsiveness and attention; and those in need of developing social skills and coping strategies. In addition, she provides coaching and consultation to parents and school staff. Dr. Schienebeck also has expertise in school systems and supports, including special education, 504 accommodation planning, Response to Intervention (RTI)/Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Dr. Schienebeck uses a variety of evidence-based practice models including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
Her clinical approach focuses on understanding the whole child (e.g., biological factors, personal skills and abilities) as well as the child’s surroundings (e.g., family, school, peers) and how they influence each other to impact development, learning and overall well-being.
Dr. Schienebeck obtained her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, a therapeutic day program, private practice, community clinics, and the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Schienebeck values the collaboration between therapy and medical providers, families, and schools. She believes that through this collaborative and integrative approach, all youth can grow to achieve their goals, and feel happy and successful.