Dr. Boyd’s therapeutic approach incorporates a combination of cognitive behavioral, problem solving, communication effectiveness, and acceptance based strategies. Over the years, she has worked with clients across the lifespan. Past experiences include work with clients in a variety of settings, including community and university based clinics and social service agencies.
Common treatment areas Dr. Boyd works with include the following:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Conduct Disorders, Conflict-Resolution, Cultural Issues, Depression, Life-Transitions, Grief/Loss, Managing Stress, Marital Concerns, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Image, Singleness, Spiritual Issues, and Trust
“In my work with clients, I emphasize developing a warm, collaborative relationship in order to develop trust and identify clear goals for therapy. Together we examine the effectiveness of client’s current way of being, build on what works, and modify behaviors that are not achieving desired outcomes. I use scriptures and everyday examples to show God’s enduring love and acceptance throughout the change process.”
Dr. Boyd received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University in 1993, and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina in 1999. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina in 2003, and her clinical internship at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC).
During her tenure at UIC, Dr. Boyd gained several years of experience working with at-risk adolescents. She ran multiple family intervention groups for youths with severe mental illness and managed research projects assessing the risk factors for sexual risk-taking. Group work emphasized education about mental illness, effective communication, and parenting practices for adolescents.
Prior to joining Meier Clinics, Dr. Boyd worked with daycare providers, parents, and early childhood clients in a preschool clinic. In this position, she served on a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment team specializing in behavior problems of aggression and non-compliance in children. Dr. Boyd worked with caregivers to increase the use of more effective discipline strategies to manage disruptive child behaviors.
Other concerns that Dr. Boyd frequently works with include:
Adoption, Belonging, Codependency, Divorce, Decision Making, Failure, Guilt, Health Concerns, Hopelessness, Loneliness, Loss of Ambition, Phobias, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth Issues, Shame, and Social Issues
Dr. Boyd attends workshops regularly to stay abreast of new and developing treatment approaches and to continue strengthening clinical skills. She has attended workshops on a range of topics including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and geriatric psychiatry. More recently, Dr. Boyd has sought to increase her knowledge related to mental health and military personnel and their families.
“I have a strong background in the assessment and treatment of A.D.H.D. I was trained in a research based, A.D.H.D. assessment and treatment clinic while attending UNCG. I completed A.D.H.D. assessments for youths and adults and implemented behavioral strategies to compensate for A.D.H.D. related impairments at home, work or school. Additionally, I worked with parents in managing parenting related stress.”
Dr. Boyd offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines.