Dr. Hellen Lewis Streicher is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in the following areas:
- child clinical psychology (which focuses on addressing psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders in infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults)
- pediatric psychology (which focuses on working in medical settings with pediatric patients who have co-existing medical issues)
- clinical neuropsychology (which focuses on understanding the relationships between behavior and cognitive processes and abilites - such as language, memory, learning, executive functions, visual-spatial, and visual-motor abilities - and underlying brain functioning, structures, and systems)
Dr. Streicher obtained her Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1991, and both her Masters and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in 1996. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics in 1998. She holds professional membership with the following organizations: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
Dr. Streicher’s professional career for over 20 years has spanned clinical, administrative, research, and faculty positions within her field, which adds to the depth and breath of her professional expertise. More specifically, she currently provides administrative and direct clinical services within the private practice she founded in 2014 (MindWorks Pediatric Neuropsychology in Charlottesville, Virginia). Until mid-2015, Dr. Streicher served as the Director of Behavioral Health Services for Central Virginia Health Services, Inc, which is Virginia’s oldest and largest federally-qualified community health center (FQHC) and consists of 14 primary care sites serving over 40,000 patients across the state. For 17 years, Dr. Streicher worked at Central Virginia Community Health Center in Buckingham County Virginia (the parent site for CVHS), where she developed their integrated behavioral health - primary care program for CVHS, Inc.
Throughout her career, she has provided close collaboration and consultation with and training to multidisciplinary healthcare providers. She developed state-wide clinical guidelines for behavioral interventions for obesity for community health centers in Virginia when she served on the Medical Management Committee for the Community Care Network of Virginia (CCNV). She has also developed multidisciplinary practice guidelines for assessing and treating ADHD within primary care settings and provided training on ADHD to clinical psychology doctoral students and primary care medical providers across the state.
In addition to working in outpatient primary care, inpatient medical, and inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, Dr. Streicher also has extensive experience working with school systems. She has worked with both public and private schools in the Central Virginia region for the past 18+ years, providing collaboration with and consultation to teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, special education staff and administrators, as well as advocacy services to parents for students. For several years during this time, Dr. Streicher developed and ran a behavioral health satellite clinic for Central Virginia Community Health Center in Buckingham County Public Schools serving the primary, elementary, middle school, and high schools.
Dr. Streicher has held a number of faculty positions during her career, such as at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Psychology, and the University of Virginia Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology. Dr. Streicher has provided clinical supervision and training to clinical psychology doctoral students and post-doctoral residents, as well as clinical training for medical students, residents, and fellows. She has also taught coursework in clinical neuropsychology for advanced clinical psychology doctoral students. Dr. Streicher has lectured widely to doctoral and medical students, healthcare professionals, and families on topics including ADHD, neuropsychological testing, obesity, and coping with chronic medical illnesses.