Lauren Burns, MS

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 Kentucky, 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.

Lauren is a Louisiana native and 2015 graduate of UL Lafayette. Following graduation, she joined Tulane's Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department as a PsyD practicum student. She is trained in the standardized assessments of psychiatric disorders and currently conducts the assessments and research studies at CCA. Her primary research interests include eating pathology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and behavioral health efforts. 

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

Allison Staiger, LCSW

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Ms. Staiger is a licensed master of social work therapist who has practiced in New Orleans since 2009. She completed her social work training at the Tulane University School of Social Work in 2010. Allison is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for disruptive behaviors

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