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About Us

Dr. Maggie Wright

Dr. Maggie Wright

Child Psychologist Dr. Margaret “Maggie” Wright, Psy.D. Founder, The Wright Psychology and Learning Center

Dr. Maggie Wright is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Louisville, KY, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Wright founded The Wright Psychology and Learning Center in 2006 with a passion for helping children and teens reach their full potential.

Dr. Wright’s primary clinical interests revolve around the evaluation and treatment of learning and behavioral disorders such as Dyslexia, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Dr. Wright has received extensive training in the field of dyslexia by leading dyslexia expert, Susan Barton. In addition to her specialty in dyslexia , Dr. Wright enjoys working with children and adolescents who are considered to be Gifted/Talented.  The unique needs of gifted children are often overlooked or not well understood.  Dr. Wright has the knowledge and experience to help you guide your gifted child to reach their full potential.  Dr. Wright has a special interest in children and adolescents who are both gifted and learning disabled.  These individuals are often referred to as being “Twice Exceptional” for their unique combination of strengths and weaknesses.

While completing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Wright worked for four years with children diagnosed along the Autism Spectrum as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist at Turning Point for Autism, Inc. Dr. Wright’s interest in ASD remains strong, and she provides evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder in her private practice. Additional professional experience includes working as a Licensed Psychologist/Director of Intake Services for Seven Counties Services/Acute Child Psychiatric Services, Youth Counselor for Maryhurst Children’s Home, and a Crisis Counselor for the Seven Counties Services Crisis and Information Center/Suicide Hotline.

After receiving a B.A. in Psychology in 1998  from Hanover College, Dr. Wright  attended Spalding University where she received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2001. Dr. Wright received her Doctorate of Psychology  (Psy.D.) from Spalding University in 2004. Dr. Wright  completed her residency in clinical child/pediatric psychology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Bingham Child Guidance Center. Dr. Wright is a member of the American Psychological Association, Kentucky Psychological Association, and the International Dyslexia Association.  She and her husband, Bryan, have three delightful children ages 8, 6 and 2. In her spare time Dr. Wright enjoys watching her children participate in sports and dance. She also loves to read novels but hardly ever has the time!

Child Psychologist Associate

Denise Myers, M.Ed.

 Denise Myers, M.Ed., Practice Manager

Denise Myers, M.Ed is a Licensed Psychological Associate in Kentucky and received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville in 2001.  She has over 13 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and families across various settings (community mental health centers, residential treatment centers, Archdiocese of Louisville and the Department of Juvenile Justice).   Her areas of interest include ADHD, depression, anxiety, attachment, grief/loss, and learning disabilities.  Denise is also a member of the American Psychological Association and Kentucky Psychological Association.  She joined The Wright Psychology and Learning Center in 2011. Denise provides individual, family and group therapy services, as well as psychological assessment of cognitive, emotional, social, adaptive, learning, and achievement abilities. In addition to providing clinical services, Denise provides individual reading tutoring for students with Dyslexia and is a Certified Barton Tutor. She is also our Practice Manager.

Erica Spohn, M.A.T., Supervisor of Tutor Training

Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.  She then went on to teach elementary school in Louisiana while earning her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Portland, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame.  She later developed programs in art and literacy at a neighborhood education center for at-risk children.  Since becoming a mother of four children, Erica has continued to be active in community education and curriculum projects related to early childhood and primary levels in California and Kentucky.  Erica joined The Wright Psychology and Learning Center in 2010, and in addition to serving as Supervisor of Tutor Training, she provides individual reading tutoring for students with Dyslexia and is a Certified Barton Tutor.

Brittany Cook, M.S.S.W., CSW   

Brittany received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Sociology from the University of Louisville in 2007. She continued her education at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work where she received her Masters of Science in Social Work in 2010. She is a Certified Social Worker.  Prior to beginning her work at The Wright Psychology and Learning Center, Brittany worked as a Case Manager for Seven Counties Services, Inc.  She has been with The Wright Psychology and Learning Center since 2011 and is a Certified Barton Tutor.

Patricia W. Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP    

Patricia is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience providing services in the Oldham County Public Schools. She has received extensive training from world-renowned Dyslexia expert, Susan Barton, in the areas of both tutoring students with Dylexia as well as Dyslexia Screening.  Patricia is a Certified Barton Tutor and has enjoyed tutoring students with the Barton Reading & Spelling System for the past six years.  Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 1973, and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from Western Kentucky University in 1978.  She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in  the state of Kentucky.  Patricia is also a published author, having published both a book titled “That’s Life: Life Skills” and board game titled “That’s Life: A Game of Life Skills” which teach critical independent living and language skills.

Carmen Cantrell, M.S., CCC-SLP

We are pleased to welcome Carmen as a dyslexia tutor at The Wright Psychology and Learning Center following a distinguished career as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Special Education Administrator for Oldham County Public Schools. In addition to her license to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Carmen also holds her Kentucky Teaching Certificate. Carmen provides individual dyslexia tutoring at our practice.  Carmen received a B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an M.S. in Communications Disorders from the University of Louisville.

Carrie Talbott, M.A.

Carrie recently joined The Wright Psychology and Learning Center as a dyslexia tutor following a career within the field of social work and case management.  Prior to joining our practice, Carrie worked as a Family Case Manager for the Indiana Department of Child Services and as a Program Services Assistant for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana.  She holds a B.A. in  both English and Psychology from the University of Louisville, and an M.A. in English, also from the University of Louisville.

Jill Gallman, B.A.

Erin Ruppelt, M.A.

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