• Our Team

  • Dr. Lindy Pottinger

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  • Dr. Lindy S. Pottinger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Neuropsychology. She received her doctorate in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at the University of North Texas. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Medical Center of Dallas in Pediatric Neuropsychology.

    Dr. Pottinger's clinical expertise includes the assessment of children and adolescents with AD/HD, Dyslexia and other learning disabilities, including Autism/Aspergers Disorders as well as neuro-cognitive deficits resulting from traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, genetic disorders and epilepsy.

    Dr. Pottinger's team approach to assessing children includes working with teachers and schools, medical personnel and parents, as well as other professionals working with each child.

  • Melisa Siles, MRC, LPC

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  • Melisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Melisa graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas with a Masters in Clinical and Rehabilitative Counseling. She completed her postgraduate counseling and assessment practicums in Developmental Neuropsychology at UTSW as well as Children's Medical Center.

    Melisa has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents and young adults struggling with social-behavioral, emotional, and cognitive difficulties. She also has experience with learning disorders and ADHD, behavioral disorders, and eating disorders. Melisa specializes in individualizing treatment plans and providing an integrative approach to therapy for children, adolescents, and their families.

    Melisa uses a variety of treatment approaches to help individuals. Beginning in August 2016, Melisa will offer a cognitive-behavioral based treatment specialized for children and adolescents struggling with ADHD and Anxiety at home and in a school setting

  • Claire Simpson, M.S., M.A., LPA

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  • Claire Simpson is a Licensed Psychological Associate pursing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Southern Methodist University. She also has a Master’s degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience with a specialization in Neurological Diagnosis from the University of Texas at Dallas.

    Claire works closely under Dr. Pottinger’s supervision on the assessment of childhood neurocognitive disorders. Claire met Dr. Pottinger over 10 years ago when she sought an explanation of her daughter’s learning difficulties. Dr. Pottinger became a mentor to Claire over the years, directing her to first obtain her master’s degree in Neuroscience and then to obtain her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Claire is empathetic to the difficulties that parents and children who are struggling with neurocognitive difficulties face and hopes to help provide understanding and a plan to remediate these issues.

  • Kelly Bentel, Ph.D, LPC

  • Dr. Kelly Bentel is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received her doctorate in School Psychology at Texas Woman's University.  She is completing her two-year postdoctoral fellowship at CNCC under the supervision of Dr. Lindy Pottinger.  She completed her master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at Southern Methodist University.

    Dr. Bentel's clinical experience includes counseling, as well as assessment of children and adolescents.  Dr. Bentel has also worked in the school systems for over 10 years as a teacher, counselor, and consultant.  Dr. Bentel has experience with classroom observations, accommodations, ARD meetings, and teacher consultations.