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.

Michael Scheeringa, MD

Ruth Arnberger, LCSW

Amy Mikolajewski, PhD joined the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2015.  Dr. Mikolajewski spent her early years in Michigan, received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her PhD from Florida State University.  Her graduate work has focused on externalizing disorders.  She sees clients at CCA to work towards her state licensure and to conduct her research study on externalizing problems in youths.

Thao Anh is a Missouri native and 2016 graduate of Tulane University.  In 2016, she joined Tulane University School of Medicine to work on Dr. Scheeringa’s Louisiana Child Welfare Trauma Project. In 2018, Thao Anh became the full-time psychometrician and research assistant at Child Counseling Associates and the Tulane adult clinic.  She is trained in the administration of standardized diagnostic measures plus a wide range of clinical assessment tools.  Her interests include psychopharmacology and clinical neuropsychology. 

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.

Amy Mikolajewski, PhD

Rebecca Lynch, PhD joined the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in January 2018.  Dr. Lynch received her undergraduate degree from State University of New York, and her PhD from Florida State University.  Her graduate work has focused on problems with externalizing problems and self-perceptions.  Rebecca will assist with our research studies at CCA.

Marti Tidwell, LCSW

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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.

Child Counseling Associates, 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Care

​​Rebecca Lynch, PhD

Thao Anh Mai, BS