Maggie Wright, Psy.D.
“I founded The Wright Psychology and Learning Center in 2006 with a passion for helping children and teens reach their full potential. My goal is to provide my very best to each and every family that we serve.”
Role at Wright Psychology and Learning Center:
Founder, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Favorite part of the job:
I founded The Wright Psychology and Learning Center in 2006 with a passion for helping children and teens reach their full potential. My goal is to provide my very best to each and every family that we serve.
While completing my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, I worked for four years with children diagnosed along the Autism Spectrum as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist at Turning Point for Autism, Inc. My interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) remains strong, and I provide evaluations for ASD in my private practice. I also worked 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, I attended Spalding University where I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2001. I received my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Spalding University in 2004. I then completed my 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.
I’m a member of the American Psychological Association, Kentucky Psychological Association, and the International Dyslexia Association. I am also actively serving on the Board of Directors for both the Kentucky Psychological Association and the International Dyslexia Association – Kentucky Branch.
Why I do what I do:
My primary clinical interests revolve around the evaluation and treatment of learning and behavioral disorders such as Dyslexia, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I’ve received extensive training by leading dyslexia expert, Susan Barton and am proud of the expertise and specialty our practice has created in screening for and helping students with these issues.
I also enjoy 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. I have 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.
Because my practice serves as a Doctoral Student Training Site, I supervise doctoral practicum students from local and regional universities. These students provide both evaluations and therapy under my direct supervision for a reduced fee. Currently I have students from Spalding University’s Psy.D. program and Eastern Kentucky University’s Psy.D. program.
Favorite quote or mantra related to this line of work:
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
Family & free time: My husband, Bryan, and I have three delightful children ages 14, 12 and 8. In my spare time I enjoy watching my them participate in their many sports and dance performances.