Our Team

We are proud to offer a diverse, multi-disciplinary team at Meghan Barlow and Associates, whose expertise ranges from traditional therapies to bolstering social skills and crafting individualized academic supports.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

Adjustment issues related to chronic or acute medical conditions
Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Behavioral concerns
Depression
Developmental issues

Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology),
Denison University

Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology),
Kent State University

Meghan 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 and was ultimately was hired to remain on staff. 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 served 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 on topics including ASD, anxiety, and behavior problems. Meghan has been active as a member of the Milestones Autism Organization's conference planning committee and regularly presents workshops for this conference. She is a mentor for College Now Greater Cleveland and enjoys supporting the missions of other local organizations including BAYarts and Footpath Foundation. In her personal life, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and children and especially loves vacationing at their family cottage in northern Michigan.

Rob Adams, Psy.D.

Rob Adams, Psy.D.

Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Depression
Disruptive behavior
Family disruptions
Interpersonal trauma
Parent-child conflict

Undergraduate Degree,
College of Wooster

Psy.D (Doctorate of Psychology),
Wheaton College

Rob works with children ages 4-17. His 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 also works with adults ages 18-65 who are experiencing elevated anxiety, depression, and emotional distress related to parenting and parent-child relationship problems, and various life stressors (moves, job changes, divorce, medical illness, grief). His work with adults integrates research-supported treatment, including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. His training and experience also allows him to understand and address concerns from a relationship-centered approach that provides safety and growth within sessions that helps with broader family concerns.

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.

Rebekah Bryson, LISW

Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Early development and childhood behaviors
School concerns
Parent coaching

Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Child and Family studies, and Religion,
Ashland University

Masters of Social Work,
University of Akron

Rebekah is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works to help families and children feel confident and empowered to be successful in their day to day lives. Teaching parents to feel confident in their parenting techniques and children to feel successful emotionally, physically, and socially is what she strives for. Rebekah practices from a cognitive behavioral therapy background helping families understand the relationship between mind, body, and behaviors. Meeting children where they are and understanding their needs is a large part of treatment success.
Rebekah enjoys collaborating with school teachers and counselors and has done several trainings for local schools on how to best manage behaviors in the classroom. She has a history of working with children on the Autism Spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis and enjoys working with families to find the community supports they need for their children. Rebekah, her husband, and young daughter like being active and finding local things in their neighborhood to enjoy.
Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D.

Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D.

Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Learning disabilities

Ph.D (Counseling Psychology),
University of Georgia

Heather is 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 engages the child, parents, and authorized parties in order to create a complete diagnostic picture of the child.

In addition to her doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Heather 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.

Heather currently 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.

Katie Greenleaf, M.A., LPCC

Katherine Greenleaf, M.A., LPCC

Adjustment to school issues
Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Depression
Executive function
Family therapy
Oppositional/explosive behavior
Parent education

Undergraduate Degree,
Penn State University

Masters (Liberal Studies), Georgetown University

Masters (Professional Counseling)

Katie uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address problems from a systemic approach. In 2014, she completed advanced training in Collaborative and Proactive Solutions with Dr. Ross Greene and is dedicated to providing and advocating for a more compassionate and effective way to treat behaviorally challenging kids.

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.

One of Katie's key areas of interest is integrating brain-based treatment and learning strategies with behavioral intervention. Katie heads our Executive Function Clinic, providing individual and group coaching, school and workplace consultation and training. She is committed to educating the community about learning, developmental and behavior-based differences in individuals with executive function and skill deficits.
Melissa Liberatore, LISW-S

Melissa Liberatore, MSSA, LISW

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Executive function skill development
Attention deficit disorders
Anxiety
Adjustment to school issues
Parent education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ohio University Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Melissa is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She graduated from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in 1994 and has worked as both a residential and a community-based counselor. She is currently a school counselor and has served families in Rocky River City Schools in that capacity since 2012. Working with children, adolescents and families in various settings, Melissa has combined her experience within schools and therapeutic settings. She compassionately uses a strength-based approach to work with children and families who may be struggling at home and in school, particularly in the area of executive functioning. Melissa works with school-aged children, parents, and families to develop goals to address daily challenges that may impact the family as a whole. Melissa collaborates with the family as a system. She strives to facilitate a broader understanding of the challenges at hand and values the development of new skills and strategies. Melissa’s practice is influenced by cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Melissa uses concepts from Collaborative and Proactive Solutions to facilitate effective and meaningful communication, an integral component of effective parenting and healthy families.
Melissa is committed to working with families and children to help them gain perspective, skills and strategies. She is energized by the resilience and creativity that both parents and children utilize when working on a problem together. She is passionate about supporting families as they journey to find new ways to develop and grow together.
Leslie Speer, Ph.D., BCBA, NCSP

Leslie Speer

Autism Spectrum Disorders (children, adolescents, and adults)
Coordinated appointments with psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic for more complex evaluations
Newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder; treatment planning / planning for transitions
Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Behavioral concerns
Developmental issues
Sibling support
Whole family wellness / support
Parent coaching
Understanding your rights / your child’s rights in school (IEP, 504 Plans, etc) and how to advocate for your child in the school setting

Bachelor's Degree (Psychology),
University of Utah

Ph.D. Educational Psychology,
University of Utah

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA),
Florida Institute of Technology

Following her graduation from the University of Utah, Leslie completed an internship at The Children’s Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, with specialty training in the area of emotional and behavioral difficulties in preschoolers and young children. This internship included supporting children and staff within a therapeutic preschool program, as well as individual and family therapy. Leslie went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this fellowship Leslie focused her training on the assessment of autism spectrum disorders. Following completion of her fellowship, Leslie accepted a position at the University of Utah as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Psychiatry. Within in this position Leslie coordinated a clinic providing autism spectrum assessments in children, adolescents, and adults. Leslie also conducted learning evaluations within in this position, as well as provided individual therapy and family therapy regarding a variety of needs (e.g., anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, parent coaching, etc). Leslie is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. In 2018 Leslie complete the course work and supervised experience necessary to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is also a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA). In 2010 Leslie moved from Utah to Cleveland in order to accept a staff position at the Cleveland Clinic as Program Director of the Autism Spectrum Evaluation Team (ASET) at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. As Program Director, Leslie oversaw and coordinated multidisciplinary evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder. Leslie also coordinated a sibling clinic, medication monitoring clinic, and parent support groups, as well as offered consultation services regarding behavioral difficulties, treatment planning for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, school difficulties, special education law , IEPs, 504 Plans, and advocating for student’s needs in the classroom / school. After ten years on staff at the Cleveland Clinic, Leslie transitioned to a staff position at MetroHeath within the MetroHealth Autism Assessment Clinic (MAAC). At this time Leslie also began her private practice, joining Meghan Barlow and Associates, with an emphasis on the evaluation of autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan, treatment of autism spectrum disorders, consultation around school supports, IEPs, 504 Plans, support for individuals and families around anxiety disorders, ADHD, and behavioral difficulties. Leslie has presented at various conferences and spoken at local organizations. Leslie also provides training and supervision for students and residents within her work at MetroHealth. Leslie has been active as a member of the Milestones Autism Organization's conference planning committee and regularly presents workshops for this conference.
In her free time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, especially outdoors. She loves to garden, read, run, and bike ride.