Dr. Ann Weller
Dr. Ann Weller is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating psychiatric symptoms. Her education, training, and work experience has been exclusively in the service of children and adolescent populations. Mental illness looks very different in kids than it does in adults. Too many children are over-diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Old diagnostic models and ill-applied treatment methods are a problem in our field.
Dr. Weller opened Plum Tree Psychology in 2011. Her current role includes the oversight and administration of supervision, training, and professional development of staff. This includes integrating guest speakers from various ancillary fields (e.g., medical, law, audiology, social support groups) to help the Plum Tree team keep up with advances in fields that inform our practice. We are committed to collaborative and wrap-around care models for kids and families.
Dr. Weller is Plum Tree’s clinical specialist. She consults on our team’s most troubled children and families. She collaborates by way of providing comprehensive psychological, educational, and neurodevelopmental evaluations to diagnose mental illness, and to prescribe supports in treatment, at home, and at school. Over her 15+ years in the field, she has worked with the full scope of psychiatric disorders, including bipolar, depression, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, Tourette’s, autism, personality disorders, developmental disorders, substance use, eating disorders, and more.
Dr. Weller’s reports of psychological testing are highly valued in the community. Our local schools, pediatricians, and mental health providers regularly refer kids to her for testing. She’s regularly invited by schools, parent groups, and mental health agencies to present on a variety of topics. She’s lectured on psychodevelopment, trauma, ADHD, suicide and self-injury, intellectual giftedness, anxiety, mood disorders and depression, parenting, classroom structure, and more.
Dr. Weller has worked at all levels in the spectrum of pediatric care, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, partial hospital programming, intensive outpatient, traditional outpatient, college counseling, and community mental health. She has authored research in conjunction with Loyola University’s Psychology Department. She was clinical director at a psychiatric hospital, developing a program for the hospital’s youngest and most acute patients. She is fully trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and ADHD Coaching.