Elisa Wetzler, Psy.D.
Role at Wright Psychology and Learning Center:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the evaluation of children, adolescents and college-aged young adults.
I joined The Wright Psychology and Learning Center in 2017. Prior to that, I practiced for 10 years completing child, adolescent, and young adult neuropsychological assessments at Edelson & Associates in Louisville, KY. My primary clinical interests include the evaluation of cognitive, learning, developmental, and emotional/behavioral disorders, such as Dyslexia, Math Disorders (Dyscalculia), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, and depression/anxiety.
I also enjoy working with children and adolescents who are Gifted/Talented as well those who are considered to be “Twice Exceptional” (children who are both gifted and learning disabled). I believe strongly in the importance of understanding each child’s, adolescent’s, and young adult’s strengths and areas of need, in order to provide customized recommendations and help each one reach his/her potential.
I received my B.A. in Psychology in 1999 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and then attended Spalding University where I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2002 and my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2005.
While obtaining my doctoral degree, I worked for a neuropsychological practice completing assessments with primarily children and adolescents. I also worked as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist for children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, a Wraparound Support Youth Counselor at Maryhurst Children’s House, and a therapist and evaluator of college students at Spalding University’s Counseling Center. I also completed my residency at the Butler University Counseling and Consultation Center and Behavior Corp Community Health Consortium where I provided therapy, assessment, and crisis services to children, adolescents, and adults.
Favorite quote or mantra related to this line of work:
I have two:
“Promise me you’ll remember, you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.” A.A. Milne
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” The Lorax
Family & free time:
Dr. Wetzler and her husband live in Greenville, Indiana with her three amazing and unique children, ages 16, 13, and 10. In her free time (what’s free time again?), she enjoys spending time with her family, attending kids’ activities, and enjoying the arts.