Getting to Know Dr. Jennifer Poulos

One child at a time

Dr. Jennifer Poulos is a licensed pediatric psychologist who focuses on the importance of early intervention for infants, toddlers, young children, and their families as they cope with and adjust to developmental, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Poulos provides comprehensive consultation, assessment, treatment planning, play therapy, and behavioral therapy (i.e., Applied Behavior Analysis). She also provides behavioral medication consultation, integration and continuity of care with other clinical professionals (i.e., pediatricians, speech therapists, occupational therapists), and holistic care consultation. Training and experience has granted Dr. Poulos the specific interest of working with young children who have developmental delays, speech/language challenges, adaptive behavior concerns, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sensory integration challenges, bedwetting, feeding difficulties, learning disorders, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavioral disorders, and neuropsychological challenges. Additional domains of interest include the psychological impact when coping with medical issues (i.e., cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma, sleep disorders, food allergies, weight management, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell/blood disorders). In addition to working with your child, Dr. Poulos also offers strategies for effective parenting, family involvement, and assisting with appropriate structuring of the home and school environments.

Dr. Poulos is a Michigan native who has resided in Atlanta for over a decade. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child and Family Development at The University of Georgia and her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. During graduate school, she trained within a thriving private practice, Emory Autism Center at the Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Aflac Cancer Center. She returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan to complete her residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and B.R.A.I.N.S (Behavioral Recourses And Institute for Neuropsychological Services). Dr. Poulos has completed research regarding the psychosocial effects pet ownership and attachment in children and has a passion for Animal Assisted Therapy. Lastly, Dr. Poulos is a member of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA).