Dr. Scheeringa is the founder and director of Child Counseling Associates, LLC.  He is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who has practiced in the New Orleans area since 1998. He completed his residency training at Indiana University in 1993, and received training in infant and preschool psychiatry from 1995-1996 at LSU. Since 1998 he has been at Tulane University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  He has conducted multiple studies on PTSD with a focus on very young children. He has many publications in this area and he conducts training workshops on assessment and CBT treatment of PTSD in children. He was on the editorial board of the Journal of Traumatic Stress. He is married with one son.

Meet Our Providers

Ruth is a licensed clinical social worker who has practiced in New Orleans since 2006.  She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Tulane University in 2001 and completed her MSW degree at Tulane University in 2006.  She has provided clinical services to children and parents at Tulane University in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics, at Children's Bureau of New Orleans, and in private practice prior to joining Child Counseling Associates.  Ms. Arnberger holds specialty training from the Infant Mental Health Fellowship of the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for young children in Dr. Scheeringa's research studies at Tulane.  She is also trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for young children, Grief and Trauma Intervention for Children (GTI), Triple P Parenting Program and Circle of Security parenting program.

​​Amy Mikolajewski, PhD

Marti Tidwell, LCSW

Catalina Pacheco, MS

Amy Mikolajewski, PhD joined the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2015 and joined the faculty in 2019.  Dr. Mikolajewski spent her early years in Michigan, received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her PhD from Florida State University.  She conducts research at CCA on externalizing problems in youths.

Ms. Tidwell is a licensed clinical social worker.  She graduated from the Tulane University School of Social Work in 2011 and has practiced in the New Orleans and Metairie areas since then. Marti specializes in applying evidence-based treatment, particularly cognitive behavior therapy, and is interested also in a wide range of emotional, mood and behavioral problems.  She is experienced in treating grief and trauma, and is trained in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).  Marti is a New Orleans native.

Ruth Arnberger, LCSW

Catalina is a New Mexico native and received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Master of Science in Behavioral Health from Tulane University, after which she joined the Tulane University Behavioral Health Clinic as the Research Assistant. She is trained in the collection of biological samples and the administration of standardized diagnostic measures plus a wide range of clinical assessment tools for both adults and children. She is interested in Clinical Psychology, specifically Health Psychology.

Michael Scheeringa, MD

Child Counseling Associates, 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Care