Our Team

Clinicians

Danny Arias, M.A.

Personal Counselor, Performance Coach, Executive Function Strategist

Danny Arias is a counselor at the Center for Developing Minds who works with preteens, teens and young adults. He uses many different approaches and adjusts counseling techniques based on the client’s needs. Danny prides himself on creating relationships built on trust with his students and understands that real progress can only be achieved when such a relationship exists. He has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, self-regulating, attention, communication skills, stress, bullying, social media, academic and college planning.
Please note: Danny is currently not accepting any new clients.

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Tara Cerruti, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Tara Cerruti is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing remote online counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 21 and their families. She uses a variety of approaches to work with children experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, themes of grief and loss, adjustment to parent divorce/separation and other parent-child relationship issues, identity formation, anger management, and behavioral challenges Her training is in trauma focused cognitive behavioral, attachment based, and play therapies.

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Molly Coppel, MA, EdS, LEP, ABSNP

Licensed Educational Psychologist
Board Certified School Neuropsychologist

Molly Coppel is an educational psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, who utilizes a strengths and weaknesses approach in all of her psychoeducational and school neuropsychological evaluations. Molly offers detailed assessments for individuals ranging from preschool-age to young adult, and has extensive experience conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and creating Behavior Intervention Plans.

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Carolina Gavilanes, M.A.

Educational Specialist

Carolina Gavilanes is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Her knowledge in developmental, neurological and learning disabilities drives the design of individualized interventions that help students throughout their learning process. She specializes mainly in literacy development for elementary students and enjoys supporting students of all ages who are struggling with organizational skills. Her therapy sessions are designed to make students feel successful and understand their challenges and strengths. She provides case management and collaboration among teachers, parents and clinical professionals.

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Bryan Giese-Gardner, M.A., LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Bryan Giese-Gardner is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for families and children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 3 to 99. He is trained in transpersonal psychology, which takes a more holistic approach to therapy, with the understanding that connection and belonging are key to wellness and relationships. Bryan is passionate about working with clients to help address trauma, sensory processing issues, and relational conflict. He has experience helping students handle oppositional behaviors, building executive functions, and managing issues related to autism spectrum disorders.

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Rachel Gilbert, MA

Educational Specialist

Rachel Gilbert is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Rachel’s understanding of neurodevelopmental diversity and executive functioning drives her creation of engaging interventions and supports for children and their families. Rachel’s expertise is in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD to develop both the academic and social emotional skills needed for success at school, home and in the community. Rachel has a special interest in helping students develop reading comprehension skills and teaching personal organization and self-advocacy skills.

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Carlin Graveline, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Carlin Graveline is a speech-language pathologist for the Center for Developing Minds assessing and treating children with a variety of communication difficulties, including developmental articulation and language impairments, hearing impairments, craniofacial anomalies and pragmatic language difficulties. She is a dyslexia specialist and has a special interest in literacy development. Carlin enjoys working with students to improve their phonological awareness and processing, reading comprehension, and oral and written expression.

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Cassandra Harms, M.A., LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Cassandra Harms is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 22 and their families. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to working with youth struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral and social problems. Cassandra also moderates several classes and groups at the CDM, including the popular "Meltdowns to Shutdowns," which is offered periodically throughout the year.

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Damon Korb, M.D.

Clinic Director & Founder
Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrician, F.A.A.P.
Author, Raising an Organized Child

Damon Korb, M.D., a board-certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician, examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. As the clinic director for the Center for Developing Minds, he guides a team of child development experts that care for children and young adults who are struggling.

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Joyia Moeller, MS, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist

Joyia Moeller is an educational psychologist for the Center for Developing Minds, with more than a decade of experience assessing cognitive, processing, and academic strengths and weaknesses in individuals from preschool through adulthood. Joyia also facilitates IEP meetings and coordinates the implementation of support plans, consulting with parents, teachers and outside agencies.

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Jennifer Rich, L.M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Jennifer Rich is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing relationship counseling for children and adolescents and their families. She has been in private practice for more than 13 years, specializing in treating individuals who have trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Her training is in brief therapy, cognitive behavioral, as well as family systems.

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Shelley Sinclair, Ms.Ed, LEP, ABSNP

Licensed Educational Psychologist
American Board of School Neuropsychology

Shelley Sinclair is an educational psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, providing psycho-educational and school neuropsychological assessments for school-aged children and teens. She assesses neurocognitive processes, the underpinnings to learning and behavior, to ultimately guide the development of personalized and meaningful interventions for each student.

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Julie Tucker, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Julie Tucker is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for families and children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 5 to 26, and their caregivers. She is experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship issues, social struggles and behavioral challenges. Her training is in cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment based and play therapies, and she takes a holistic approach to build skills, help people get unstuck, and strengthen resilience.

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Makenzie Wesner, M.S., R.N., P.H.N., P.N.P.-P.C.

Behavioral and Developmental Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Makenzie Wesner, N.P., is a behavioral and developmental pediatric nurse practitioner at Center for Developing Minds and a leader in child development and behavior. Makenzie specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide array of challenges such as autism, ADHD, motor-communication disorders, and executive dysfunctions, all among various intellectual and genetic backdrops. With training in sensory processing combined with a focus on self-regulation and social thinking development, Makenzie offers an expert and meticulous approach to understanding diverse and complex behaviors with each assessment.

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Randy Yates, MS, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist

Randy Yates is a Licensed Educational Psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, with more than twenty-five years of experience supporting students encountering cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and developmental barriers to learning. Randy provides psychoeducational evaluations that give insight to students, parents, and teachers, allowing for adaptive and flexible acquisition of knowledge and skills in school and beyond.

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Clinic Staff

Savita Joshi

Patient Care Coordinator

Savita is a patient care coordinator at the Center for Developing Minds who helps to greet patients and their families, answer phones, and schedule appointments.

Savita has a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in media production.

Kevin Korb

Office Coordinator

Kevin is the CDM office coordinator who oversees a variety of administrative duties, including managing the reception desk and new patient inquiries, providing CharmHealth technical assistance, and scheduling appointments.

Kevin has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California.

Liz Valenti

Medical Receptionist

Liz provides administrative support to the clinical team and manages patient inquiries. She is the first point of contact for CDM clients, via phone or email.

Liz has a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in Business. She enjoys dining out (pre-pandemic), lap swimming, and hiking with her family.