Welcome to The LEAP Clinic
At The LEAP Clinic, it is our mission to help guide children and families in their journey to better understand their own strengths and challenges and to support them as they work to reach their potential. In support of this mission, we provide a range of services for children and families in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas. We provide evaluations for children ages 2 to 18 to help with diagnostic clarification, as well as help parents understand their child's strengths and challenges related to social, emotional, and academic development. We specialize in assessments for neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, and learning disorders. We also provide therapy for children to help them develop their own personal toolboxes to cope with challenging emotions and navigate relationships with their families and peers. We can work with parents to develop new strategies to support their child's needs and help set their children up for success in their daily life. Click here to learn more about the services provided at The LEAP Clinic.
Meet Dr. Danielle Epler
Hi! I am Dr. Danielle Epler. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the owner of The Lighthouse Evaluation and Psychotherapy Clinic. For the past decade, I have worked with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities in a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, an autism clinic, and a children's hospital. I completed my doctoral training at The University of Indianapolis with a specialization in working with children and adolescents. Following graduation in 2018, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. My postdoctoral training was an interdisciplinary fellowship that specialized in assessment for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Since obtaining my license, I have provided specialized autism evaluations for children and adolescents in the greater Philadelphia area. These experiences helped solidify my desire to support families as they work to understand their child's unique patterns of strengths and needs through the process of psychological or neurodevelopmental testing. Through the testing process, I can provide clarity for children and their families about why they may be experiencing some of their current challenges. We can also work together to develop a roadmap to let their child's strengths shine through and provide support in their areas of need.
As a clinician, it is also important to me to be able to provide therapeutic services for families. While I work from a strengths-based approach to support families, it is very important that I take the time to understand each child's needs and adapt treatment to meet their specific needs. By focusing on building strong relationships that prioritize respect and compassion, I can help children develop strategies to regulate their emotions, communicate their needs in more effective ways, and feel more comfortable navigating relationships with family and peers. In addition, I can help parents develop new strategies to support their children in times of emotional distress and create environments that capitalize on their child's strengths. If you are interested in learning more about the services I provide or how I may be able to support your family, please feel free to reach out for a free 15-minute consultation by calling 215-918-8145 or filling out the contact information here.
Please feel free to contact The LEAP Clinic by phone or by email to talk to Dr. Epler. During a free 15 minute consultation call, Dr. Epler will answer any questions you have regarding services and see how we can support your family's needs.