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Steven M. Butnik, Ph. D. received his doctorate in clinical child psychology from The Ohio State University in 1980. He is licensed in Virginia as a Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Butnik has provided a broad variety of psychological services to children and their families since 1982. He has a specialized interest in the assessment and treatment of children with attention deficits and learning disabilities. In order to provide additional, non-medical alternatives to individuals with ADHD, Dr. Butnik pursued additional training in neurofeedback. He received this training in 1998 from Dr. Joel Lubar, who pioneered the use of neurofeedback in ADHD children. Dr. Butnik is a co-author of Understanding Psychological Testing in Children: A Guide for Health Professionals,(1986) and the author of "Neurofeedback in Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder," in the Journal of Clinical Psychology/In Session (2005). In 2008 Dr. Butnik was named as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Attention Disorders.


Julia A. Frishtick, M.S.W. received her Masters degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 1977. She is licensed in Virginia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Frishtick has provided services to adolescents and adults since 1987. She has developed a special interest in ADHD in adolescents and adults and has received training in coaching techniques.


Lori F. Hedrick, Ph. D., NCSP earned her Ph. D. in school psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.  She is licensed in Virginia as a School Psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist.  Before coming to Virginia, Dr. Hedrick was employed by a therapeutic facility in Utah providing education, consultation and therapy services for families with preschool-aged children.  In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Hedrick provided comprehensive services as a School Psychologist for an elementary school. She is experienced in evaluation and intervention for children with developmental disorders, intellectual handicaps, learning disabilities, ADHD and a range of emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Hedrick also has collaborated with parents of children with autism to design home-based training programs.