Linda Lhost Catal, Ph.D, NCSP, LMSW
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8723 Merkel Ct.
Dexter, Mi. 48130
734 646 6162
Linda works with the clinical therapists from the Attachment Coalition to provide psychological assessment to assist with treatment planning. Comprehensive assessments include cognitive, memory, perceptual-motor, academic, language, attention, and personality testing. For children already in treatment, she also provides issue-specific testing to address therapeutic concerns. Her knowledge and experience as a school psychologist allows her to provide educational consultations to both therapists and adoptive parents.
Linda has been a practicing clinician for over forty years. She began her clinical career with the Department of Social Services in Milwaukee Wisconsin, preparing children for adoptive placement. She then worked with children in the public schools, first as a school social worker and then as a school psychologist. Within the schools, she conducted numerous psycho-educational evaluations and served as coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team and Individual Education Planning Team.
Along with her work in the schools, Linda has maintained a private practice for over thirty years. She has treated both children and adults. She coordinated a diagnostic and treatment program for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has conducted research in autobiographical memory, and is published in the Journal of Memory and Cognition (May, 2004). Her research was presented at the International Society for Memory and Cognition in Boulder, Colorado and Ontario, Canada.
Educationally, Linda holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Child Clinical Psychology and is a fully licensed psychologist. She also holds a Specialist Degree in School Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. In addition to formal education, she has attended numerous continuing education courses, training seminars, and conventions.