EVALUATIONS - CONSULTATIONS - THERAPY
Kristina J. Cottle Feldman, PhD
is a licensed psychologist who has worked with neurodiverse clients and their families for fourteen years through assessment, intervention, and research programs. She is passionate about working with autistic individuals and their families and focuses on helping clients alleviate difficulties while celebrating or harboring strengths.
Education & Training:
B.A. Psychology at University of California, Davis
Post-baccalaureate training at University of California, Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at University of Utah
Clinical Predoctoral APA/APPIC Internship at University of Utah University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and University of Utah Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic
Dr. Feldman provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for individuals with concerns related to autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, learning differences, inattention, hyperactivity, and/or cognitive difficulty. Evaluations consist of a diagnostic interview to learn more about presenting concerns. Then, behavior assessments, observations and interactions, and/or cognitive and adaptive measures are used to gather psychological data. Results are reviewed and conceptualized by Dr. Feldman and then thoroughly shared with the client along with diagnoses and recommendations.
For many neurodiverse individuals, transitioning to adulthood is a challenging and uncertain time. This adjustment can be stressful for the individual and their family. Dr. Feldman provides consultations based on fourteen years of experience working with autistic youth and their families. Consultations consist of a review of records, psychoeducation about what adulthood can look like for autistic individuals, and tailored recommendations.
Dr. Feldman uses supportive interactions and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to help clients alleviate symptoms of co-occurring psychological conditions that often accompany neurodiversity.