Dr. Tyson is a licensed psychologist with expertise in autism spectrum disorders, as well as a range of other diagnostic and treatment issues. She received a B.A. in Psychology and English from Wellesley College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Tyson is a member of the North Carolina Psychological Association.
She conducts therapy and evaluations for patients from 3 years to young adulthood. Her training and experience include diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment to stress, childhood behavior management, and attention and learning differences. In treatment and evaluation contexts, Dr. Tyson strives to help children and families to improve psychological wellbeing through development of coping and relationship skills.
Dr. Tyson’s treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based models. She works closely with children and their families to identify unique strengths and weaknesses that can be factors in positive psychological change.
She conducts assessments to evaluate for possible autism spectrum disorders, developmental delay, academic/learning concerns, and ADHD. In conducting these evaluations, Dr. Tyson works carefully to gain a full understanding of each child, often through collaboration with parents, school staff, and medical professionals. For each child, she aims to develop tailored recommendations that will help with growth at home, at school, and in the community.