As a Licensed School Psychologist, Dale has a variety of experiences with children ranging in age from 2 to 18 years. Her career in the local public school systems has given her experience conducting psychoeducational assessments, consulting with parents and school staff, and participating as a knowledgeable member of special education committees. After attending school in Loudoun County, Dale went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Richmond. She then earned her Master’s and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology at James Madison University. Dale is passionate about promoting age-appropriate growth and development and supporting families during the critical early years of childhood. She currently enjoys leading a variety of groups at In Step such as Lego-based Social Skills Group, Early Childhood Social Skills Group, Early Childhood Self-Regulation Group and co-leadership of Stepping Stones groups. She also works with children individually to address anxiety and related disorders using evidenced based techniques like play therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dale’s special interests include working with children to help them learn coping skills through mindfulness and self-regulation. During her free-time Dale instructs youth and masters level swimmers, cooks, runs, and spends time with her loved ones.