Dr. Gibson earned her Master's degree (1995) and Doctorate (1999) in Clinical Psychology from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). She also attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1993. Dr. Gibson has extensive training in family and child assessment and therapy, including experience at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Her internship and postdoctoral fellowship were completed at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children/Medical College of Virginia from 1997-1999 with an emphasis on child and family assessment and treatment. Dr. Gibson is licensed as a psycholgist in North Carolina. After arriving in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999, Dr. Gibson was part of a group private practice. Since April 2001, she has enjoyed having her own practice in South Charlotte where she continues to serve the Charlotte, North Carolina region.
Dr. Gibson works exclusively with children and adolescents and their families. She works with children ranging in age from three to young college age for evaluations. Her areas of specialty include learning and psychological assessment and evaluation. She works with many children and families to assist with learning difficulties, giftedness, attention difficulties, anxiety, parenting, and pediatric issues among others. Dr. Gibson is part of the Charlotte Area Independent Schools psycholgist team, conducting cognitive screenings as part of the admissions process for many of our local private schools. She also conducts admissions testing for other public and charter schools, most often for giftedness or early kindergarten admissions.
Dr. Gibson makes it a priority to try to ensure that every child has a positive experience with testing, whether coming in for a screening or a comprehensive evaluation. This affords her the opportunity to bring the best out of each child so that testing can be most effective in gaining valid results, identifying both areas of difficulty that need to be supported AND areas of strength that need to be encouraged. Equally important to her is that parents leave at the end of the process with a strong gameplan and a good sense of the resources that can be put in place to appropriately support their child's strengths and difficulties.