Alexis Pittenger, Psy.D.
Dr. Alexis Pittenger is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Ohio. She joins the Macks Psychology Group after three years as a staff psychologist in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pittenger is excited to join the Macks Psychology Group and continue to serve families in the Cincinnati area. She brings with her a diverse skill set that includes both assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and emotional/behavioral disorders.
Dr. Pittenger earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA) and a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from Xavier University. As part of her graduate training, Dr. Pittenger participated in the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Pittenger has had extensive training working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She completed an internship at the May Institute, in Boston, Massachusetts, which included work with children and adolescents with autism as well as individuals with traumatic brain injury. After graduating from Xavier, Dr. Pittenger completed two post-doctoral training programs through the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. The first of these, a position in the Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic, involved work with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. This experience served to reinforce Dr. Pittenger’s belief in a behavioral approach to treatment. The second position was a two-year fellowship focusing on assessment training in Kennedy Krieger’s Neuropsychology Department and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
Dr. Pittenger believes strongly in the importance of an evidence-based, family-centered approach to care. While much of Dr. Pittenger’s work is focused on the child or adolescent, she believes that collaboration with parents and other caregivers is vital to the success of treatment. In addition to her expertise working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, Dr. Pittenger’s training in a generalist program and work with different populations has equipped her with the skills to serve individuals of different ages and with a variety of challenges.
Dr. Pittenger is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association. She also is a Board member of the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology. Dr. Pittenger resides in Wyoming, Ohio, with her husband and two young children.