Michelle McDonald, PhD
Michelle McDonald, PhD, began her career in education and school psychology. This early focus helped build her expertise in child and adolescent development, behavior, and mental health. Dr. McDonald is passionate about helping clients and their families live their lives in a way that promotes health and well-being. Her areas of expertise include:
Mood & Behavioral Disorders
Child & Adolescent Psychopathology
Psychologists provide professional services relating to the diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, treatment and prevention of psychological, emotional, psychophysiological and behavioral disorders in individuals across the lifespan. These services include procedures for understanding, predicting, and alleviating intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological, social and behavioral maladjustment, and mental illness, as well as other forms of discomfort.
Education & Training:
MS in School Psychology
St. John's University/Queens, Queens, NY
PhD in School Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Behavioral Health
From the Doctor:
My husband and I are native New Yorkers who met in Jacksonville, giving this great city a special place in our hearts. We spend our free time enjoying the beach, exploring local hotspots for unique fare and participating in community events with family.
My philosophy of care includes a collaborative approach. I believe that the greatest benefits occur when the perspective of the client, family and other stakeholders are equally considered. I enjoy facilitating and observing growth in all parties as we work together towards a common goal.