We are proud to offer a diverse, multi-disciplinary team at Meghan Barlow and Associates, whose expertise ranges from traditional therapies to social skills, ABA and speech therapy. To learn more about our team members, please see their biographies by using the links below.
Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. is a pediatric psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum conditions, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, depression, behavioral concerns, developmental issues, and chronic medical problems. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Denison University where she majored in Psychology and then earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University in Clinical Psychology.
She received specialty training in the area of child clinical/pediatric psychology during her internship through the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Kosair Children’s Hospital. She continued her training with the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship. Meghan was hired to remain on staff at the Cleveland Clinic. During her time at the Cleveland Clinic, she developed a pediatric primary care consultation service, completed comprehensive assessments in the Lerner School for Autism, and maintained a clinical therapy practice serving children and adolescents with a variety of concerns.
After several years on staff at the Cleveland Clinic, Meghan opened a private practice where she is passionate about providing excellent clinical care to children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges as well as educating the community about these topics. Meghan uses a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy and a variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions in treatment.
Meghan serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Connecting for Kids, a non-profit dedicated to providing education and support for families with concerns about their child’s development, and she earned the 2017 Board Member of the Year Award for her service. She also enjoys public speaking and has formed a partnership with the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center where she presents on The Preschooler’s Perspective. Additionally, she speaks to many local organizations and provides trainings for school students and staff. Meghan travels nationally and internationally to provide continuing education for professionals who work with students on the autism spectrum. In her personal life, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and children and especially loves vacationing at their family cottage in northern Michigan. Top
Rob Adams, Psy.D. provides therapy services to children, adolescents, and families, as well as psychological testing. He has significant experience working with anxiety disorders,
depression, disruptive behavior, grief, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, family disruptions, and parent-child conflict. He also has training and interest in helping
address interpersonal trauma.
Rob works with children ages 4-18, but also enjoys working with young adults and providing parent coaching. Rob’s work is informed by cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and attachment theory, and he enjoys the challenge of tailoring evidence-based principles to a child’s individual needs, personality, and interest.
Rob regularly collaborates with teachers, doctors, occupational therapists, or other professionals to provide individualized services. Rob has provided consultation and seminars to therapists, educators, and churches regarding a variety of topics including: integrating faith and psychotherapy, mental health and the church, attachment development, and trauma. Rob earned his Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Wheaton College, and his undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster.
Heather Dukes-Murray a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment of autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disorders. Her primary goals during a comprehensive psychological evaluation are to characterize the child’s strengths and identify any relevant diagnoses while delivering a report with individualized recommendations in an efficient manner. During a comprehensive evaluation, Heather utilizes evidence-based assessment procedures and directly engage the child, parents, and authorized parties in order to create a complete diagnostic picture of the child.
Heather earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and completed an APA-accredited internship at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health in North Canton, Ohio. She also completed postdoctoral training in an NIH-funded childhood depression research program at the University of Pittsburgh and in autism assessment at Daily Behavioral Health in Cleveland, Ohio. Top
Katie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with experience working with individuals of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and teens presenting with a variety of emotional, behavioral, and social needs. Her areas of expertise include ADHD, oppositional and explosive behavior, anxiety, depression, adjustment to school issues, and parent education. Additional areas of interest include post-partum depression and women’s issues, as well as marriage and relationship stress. She also provides consultation services to schools and organizations to improve psychosocial outcomes for students and create mentally healthy and effective workplaces.
Katie uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address problems from a systemic approach. She often combines cognitive behavioral strategies with a collaborative multi-step approach to problem solving. Whether her role is helping an adult, a child and parent, or a group, the goal is to provide tools and teach strategies so that skills can be developed for independence.
She earned her undergraduate degree at Penn State University and went on to earn a Masters in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University before completing her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She has worked with a wide range of populations, including the most vulnerable children and families in Baltimore and Washington DC, where she lived for 12 years before relocating to Northeast Ohio. Top
Sara Kwiatt, M.Ed. is a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in Special Education, and her Master’s Degree from Baldwin Wallace College in Education Administration. Sara has over 20 years of experience teaching throughout the state of Ohio. Her passion has always been reading and helping children who struggle with reading and writing. She enjoys seeking new ways to help children learn and develop lasting confidence in their ability to conquer reading. Sara currently serves as our office manager and leads the Academic Support Services at Meghan Barlow and Associates. She diagnostically instructs students identified with a language‐based learning disability, such as dyslexia, using a multi-sensory approach. She also offers general tutoring for students in the areas of math computation and problem solving, the writing process, and study skills. Sara and her husband have two high school aged children and she enjoys reading in her free time. Top
Sarah Saunders is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Pre-Art Therapy and Psychology and her Master’s Degree from the University of Akron in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sarah believes in building a relationship with clients where they feel comfortable and accepted, yet challenged to grow. Treatment is approached from a systemic perspective utilizing evidenced-based treatment that empowers clients to better manage their current and future situations. Through this therapeutic relationship, individuals, couples, and families can begin to develop new perspectives, establish and maintain open and efficient communication to help with resolution of conflicts, clarify boundaries, and increase overall relationship satisfaction. Sarah has experience working with children, teens, couples, and families. Her areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, autism, family and co-parenting issues, relationship issues, and childhood behavioral and emotional difficulties. Top