Dr. Taylor Hicks-Hoste is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), who provides assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and families, as well as consultation services to schools. She completed her Doctorate degree in School Psychology at Michigan State University. As a trained school psychologist, she has a unique perspective on supporting children’s educational, socio-emotional, and behavioral development.
Dr. Hicks-Hoste provides psychoeducational evaluations to identify children’s personal strengths and weaknesses and to inform evidence-based intervention supports. She also conducts functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), which includes identifying the function of a target behavior then collaborating with parents and/or teachers to develop an evidence-based intervention plan for the child, in order to promote growth and positive functioning.
Dr. Hicks-Hoste also offers individual and family therapy using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness practices. Taylor’s clinical interests include learning disorders, disruptive/defiant disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, and parenting concerns. She is passionate about fostering positive partnerships between families and schools to ensure that children are receiving appropriate, consistent, and effective supports across contexts. She approaches therapy as a team process, in which the important members of a child’s life (i.e., family members, school staff, therapist) work together to support the child’s success. Dr. Hicks-Hoste offers services from our Chelsea Office.