Mariam A. Mott, Ph.D.
Psychologist
License:   PSY 16181   

Child and Adolescent Assessment, Treatment, and Support

Rancho Santa Margarita, close to Mission Viejo


Mariam A. Mott, Ph.D.
30211 Avenida de las Banderas
Suite 200
Rcho Sta Marg, CA 92688

MAILING ADDRESS:
28562 Oso Parkway, Suite D-437
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688


(949) 858-6688

fax: (949) 858-6986

drmott@drmott.com



I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Medicine from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University in 1991. I have licenses to practice psychology in Nebraska and California. I have worked clinically with children and families in a variety of settings, including teen substance abuse research, therapeutic foster care, youth group homes, educational settings, and private practice.

My theoretical orientation is primarily behavioral and cognitive-behavioral, although I utilize a variety of techniques based on each individual's needs. I also have 25 years of experience conducting cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, and neuropsychological assessments with children and teens.

For 15 years, I worked full-time as the Psychologist at a Catholic elementary and middle school while also maintaining a part-time private practice. I began full-time private practice in August of 2014. My services include: in-depth assessments with children and teens (cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, and neuropsychological screenings); individual counseling with children and teens; consultation and support services with parents; educational planning and support with schools; and other services as needed to help each child achieve his or her full potential.

I am a past and/or current member of American Psychological Association (APA), California Psychological Association (CPA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and Association of Educational Therapists (AET). I have presented at many national conferences, and I am a co-author on more than two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.

Services

Cognitive testing, including for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Psychoeducational assessments (cognitive and academic strengths and needs to facilitate educational planning)

Evaluation for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Neuropsychological screenings

Emotional and behavioral assessments

Individual counseling with children and adolescents, using cognitive-behavioral and other techniques

Consultation services with parents

Educational planning and support with public, private, and Catholic schools (e.g., Diocese Learning Support Programs)

Group meetings for education and support (e.g., parent training, social skills, etc.)

Areas of Expertise

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Behavioral challenges (e.g., oppositional or defiant behavior, noncompliance, school refusal, etc.)

Academic struggles related to "executive function" weaknesses (e.g., study skills, project planning, organization, time management, test-taking, etc.)

Emotional issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, etc.) and social difficulties (peer relationships)

Self-concept/self-esteem

Parenting skills/strategies

Office Information:


Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (weekends by appointment on a case-by-case basis)

I am “fee for service,” which means that you are responsible for payment and I will not bill your insurance company directly. However, I will provide you with an invoice ("super bill") that includes the necessary CPT codes, diagnostic codes, and NPI number that you can submit to your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company in advance of your appointment for specifics about coverage.

Please visit my website (www.drmott.com) for more information about fees and payment.