A.J. Heritage, PhD
A.J. helps kids and young adults ages 5 – 25, and their families, develop new skills and strategies to effectively deal with behavior problems, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to new situations like moving, going to a new school, or transitioning to college. A.J. also works with high-school and college athletes for a range of issues including performance anxiety, injury recovery, and performance improvement.
A.J. also provides testing for children and adolescents from 6 years old through college, including the evaluation of cognitive and intellectual abilities (IQ), academic achievement testing and learning differences, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A.J. is also trained to administer the ADOS-2 assessment, which is the empirically-supported “gold standard” evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University
- Predoctoral internship with the Vanderbilt-VA Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology
- Postdoctoral fellowship focusing on therapy and assessment with children and adolescents
- Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD Trainee in Developmental Disabilities
- Internship rotation in Vanderbilt Athletics
- Adjunct faculty at TSU & Lipscomb University
A.J. played hockey in Canada for 3 years and holds both US and Canadian citizenship