Dr. Margaret “Maggie” Wright, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founder
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!
Denise Myers, M.Ed.
Licensed Psychological Associate; Certified Barton Tutor (Masters Level Certification)
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, Certified at the Masters Level.
Dr. Leslie Jenkins, Ph.D., NCSP
Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Dr. Leslie Jenkins holds independent licensure as a psychologist in Indiana and Kentucky along with national certification in school psychology. Dr. Jenkins brings to The Wright Psychology and Learning Center extensive experience in pediatric assessment and therapy for autism, developmental delay, ADHD, learning concerns, and anxiety. Dr. Jenkins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Louisville and she is a passionate Cardinal fan! She completed her graduate work at Indiana University-Bloomington, receiving her Master’s in Educational Psychology in 2010 and her Doctorate in School Psychology in 2013. It was tough to leave Florida after finishing her postdoctoral residency in Family Medicine, but Dr. Jenkins welcomed the opportunity to move back to the Louisville area. In her free time, she enjoys lifting weights, spinning, and spending time with the sweetest rescue dog, a senior chocolate lab named Claire.
Dr. Lily Cooksey, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Patricia W. Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist, Advanced Certfied Barton Tutor
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.
Brittany Cook, M.S.S.W., CSW
Certified Barton Tutor
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.
Erica Spohn, M.A.T.
Certified Barton Tutor
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 she provides individual reading tutoring for students with Dyslexia. She is a Certified Barton Tutor.
Carmen Cantrell, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist, Dyslexia Tutor
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.
Erin Ruppelt, M.A., SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist, Dyslexia Tutor
Erin joined us in 2015 after completing her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Louisville. In addition to providing individual tutoring at The Wright Psychology and Learning Center, Erin works full time as a Speech and Language Pathologist for Jefferson County Public Schools.
Helen Belcher, B.A.
Dyslexia Tutor, Institute for Excellence in Writing Instructor
Helen joined our team as a Dyslexia Tutor and Writing Instructor in 2015. Helen completed her Bachelor’s degree at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in English at the University of Louisville, and hopes to become a high school teacher upon graduation. When she isn’t working with students at the center, you can find Helen working as our friendly front office receptionist!