Megan E. Crisler, PhD

Megan E. Crisler, PhD

  • Psychological Testing
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Psychotherapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Social Skills Groups

BACKGROUND AND TRAINING

Dr. Megan Crisler is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, with specific interests in developmental functioning across the lifespan.  She earned her B.S. in Psychology, along with an additional B.S. in Biology, from the University of Alabama, followed by her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology, also from UA.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, with a specific training emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Crisler also worked as a Family Resource Coordinator at Florida State University, assisting in the coordination and execution of early screening, assessment, and intervention for toddlers with ASD across the Florida panhandle.

Her clinical expertise is heavily focused toward developmental disability assessment and treatment, with specific emphasis on ASD.  Dr. Crisler is also trained in other behavioral and mental health disorders in children and adults, including oppositional behaviors, mood disorders, and family functioning.  With regards to ASD, she specifically enjoys working with families and individuals through education and treatment planning, along with facilitating social skills groups for children, adolescents, and young adults.

SERVICES

Dr. Crisler works with children and adults, placing extra emphasis on developmental and family perspectives.  While trained specifically in ASD assessment and treatment, her graduate training emphasized a “generalist” approach, meaning that she possesses the skills necessary to assess and treat a wide range of other disorders.  The term “treatment” is used broadly, and may include traditional psychotherapy, skills training, or consultation, based on the patient’s individual needs.  Common areas of treatment and assessment include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Social Skills Groups (when available)

CONTACT: mcrisler@alapsych.com

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Alabama Psychological Association (aPA)
  • Alabama Autism Providers Network (AAPN)
  • North Alabama Association of Licensed Psychologists (NAALP)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)

FORMS FOR DR. CRISLER

Forms to be completed by all new patients of Dr. Crisler who are under the age of 18. Please have all questions answered prior to first visit with Dr. Crisler. The forms can be mailed to us at 4800 Whitesport Circle, Ste 2, Huntsville, AL 35801, emailed to Dr. Crisler at mcrisler@alapsych.com, or faxed to our office at 256-533-9690.