Caroline A. Schaerfl, Ph.D., M.Ed.

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Caroline A. Schaerfl, Ph.D., M.Ed., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ohio) with over 30 years’ experience helping children, adolescents, adults and families across systems. Dr. Schaerfl holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Graduate University and a Master’s Degree in Education/Specific Learning Disabilities from Baldwin-Wallace College. She brings a wide background of experience to her practice including comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessment, psychotherapy, teaching children, adolescents and adults, presenting and consulting, conducting parenting research, development of psycho-educational skill-based training and intervention programs, as well as experience in business and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Schaerfl’s specialties include assessment and intervention for ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, educational consultation for parents seeking school supports and/or Individualized Intervention Plan for their child at school, independent educational evaluations, and in-school student observations.

“I use evidence-based psychological and educational assessments and solution-focused therapies tailored to match each client’s needs. My goal is to develop understanding of the client’s personal profile of abilities and talents, teach skills necessary to successful management of day-to-day and lifelong challenges, and expand connection to resources. My approach is collaborative, supportive and down-to-earth.”

Assessment & Diagnosis, Testing, Treatment & Consulting Specialties

(Documentation of test results, interpretation, diagnosis, and recommendations are often required by schools or workplace to qualify for accommodations, services, and interventions)

Psychological & Behavioral Diagnosis & Treatment

  • Independent Psychological & Behavioral Evaluation
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Communication Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disorder/Disability
  • Motor Disorders
  • Depression/Mood/Bipolar/Psychoticism
  • Anxiety Disorders; Phobias; Panic
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Related Disorders
  • Trauma and Stressor related Disorders; Sleep problems
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Other diagnoses as determined through assessment (e.g., Sensory)
  • Identification & referral to other specialist (e.g., Marriage; Substance-related Disorders; Sleep Disorders)

School & Learning

  • Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
  • Identification of Learning Disability: Achievement Problems
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Testing & Interventions (Child or Adult)
  • “Gifted and Talented” – Documentation for school
  • Test & Performance Anxiety intervention
  • School Observations
  • Attend school meetings with parents to provide expert support
  • Consultation regarding school plans – IEP; Section 504 accommodations

Other Services

  • Speaking topics for schools and groups
  • Training Presentations

Parenting Support

  • Parent Training (Behavioral & Psychological Strategies)
  • Parent Coaching
  • Blended Family Coaching
  • Helping parents develop “Core Parenting Values” essential to effective parenting

Work & Life Functioning

  • Educational, Career, Work, and Life Coaching with Behavioral & Psychological focus
  • Improve Time Management and Organization
  • Workplace Interaction Skills
  • Balancing Family, Work, and Personal Interests

For more information about how to contact or speak directly with Dr. Schaerfl and to find out more about ADHD Testing and other types of assessments, evaluations, and services she can provide, see her website,