Dr. Erica Wells Cerrato
Dr. Erica Wells Cerrato is a licensed psychologist specializing in providing comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based intervention for children and their families. She has specialized training and expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and learning disorders, as well as disruptive behavior disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder and conduct problems. Dr. Wells has extensive training in diagnostic assessment and in the treatment modalities of parent/teacher behavior management training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), cognitive-behavioral therapies, anxiety and social skills groups for children with ASD, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, sleep interventions, and brief behavioral interventions for families in pediatric settings. Dr. Wells has research interests and scholarly publications in the domains of executive functioning, academic impairment, social impairment, and emotion processing, specifically as they relate to ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Wells received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, followed by a master’s degree in education from Arizona State University and six years of teaching middle and high school students. She then earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Florida State University. She completed her internship at the Texas Child Study Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, TX, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families in Miami, FL.