Helping children with neurodevelopmental challenges thrive

Inspiring change, transforming lives

Whether your child is experiencing learning, social, emotional, or behavioral challenges, we can help. Our team of neuropsychologists and psychologists provide evaluations and evidence-based therapy to help children cope with and overcome difficulty. And thrive.

Meet Dr. Witherell

Sarah Witherell, PhD
Child Psychologist / Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Witherell is a child psychologist with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, and trauma. Dr. Witherell conducts diagnostic evaluations at The Children’s Center for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She also frequently conducts trainings and presentations on autism diagnosis and evaluation, crisis management, trauma, and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Witherell serves as a committee member for the Children, Youth, and Families Committee of the Michigan Psychological Association (MPA) and provides clinical support and training for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Witherell is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist.

Meet Dr. Loupee

Stephanie Loupee, PhD
Child Psychologist / Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Stephanie Loupee is a clinical child psychologist with specialization in the assessment and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Loupee has extensive experience in integrated care settings working with families and the medical community around issues such as children’s developmental and behavioral needs, parenting, and advocacy. She is the training coordinator for The Children’s Center’s doctoral psychology practicum program and provides clinical supervision of diagnostic evaluations. Dr. Loupee also provides clinical support and training for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Meet Katie Bowers

Katie Bowers, MA, LLP
Master’s Level Psychologist

As part of the psychological services team at The Children’s Center, Katie administers diagnostic evaluations assessing for autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Katie completed her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in child clinical psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2013. Katie is licensed in the state of Michigan as a master’s limited psychologist (LLP). In addition to many years of experience with administering psychological evaluations, Katie has also served families in consultative and homebased therapy roles. Katie is working towards completing her certification as a Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist.

Meet Shelby Wilson

Shelby Wilson, MS
Master’s Level Psychologist

Shelby Wilson is a masters-level psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. She first started working at TCC as an undergraduate student in 2013 and has served in multiple roles since this time. Shelby currently conducts psychological evaluations, provides child behavior therapy and parent training, and facilitates agency trainings on behavioral assessment and intervention.

How we help your child

Research shows that addressing developmental delays and behavioral difficulties early is key to preventing serious problems in the future. We have highly experienced and compassionate doctoral-level staff that can help you better understand your child’s strengths and needs.

We provide:

  • Psychological and neuropsychological assessment of neurocognitive skills, emotional-behavioral functioning, and adaptive behavior
  • Diagnostic evaluations for learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other associated pediatric conditions
  • Recommendations for the best course of treatment
  • Evidence based therapies (including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and other parent management training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy)
  • Consultations with or referrals to psychiatrists and other medical providers

Waiting won’t change things. Skillful evaluation and well developed care plans will.

Is your child experiencing:

  • Developmental delays
  • Social or emotional difficulties
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Learning or school-related difficulties

Lack of care hurts. We can help your child thrive.

Over 1 out of every 10 children have a developmental disability. Further, half of all lifetime cases of psychological disorders begin by age 14. These challenges in children and adolescents can be overcome, especially when identified and treated early.

We can help

You can visit us at 79 Alexandrine West, Detroit, MI 48201, or give us a call at 313.831.5535.