Jenna Elgin, Ph.D.

Dr. Jenna Elgin is a licensed psychologist who focuses on the psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with social, behavioral, learning and emotional challenges. Dr. Elgin specializes in the diagnostic evaluation of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and learning disorders. Other services provided include individual therapy for children and adolescents struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety (including OCD), and related mood disorders. Dr. Elgin also provides skills-based interventions for children and parents to address disruptive behaviors such as noncompliance, aggression, and emotional dysregulation. As part of her work with young children, Dr. Elgin often incorporates parent coaching to help parents utilize effective, research-based behavior management techniques to improve family functioning.

Dr. Elgin completed her doctorate at the University of Washington and her clinical internship at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, where she worked with children and teens in outpatient and residential settings. She conducted a post doctoral fellowship at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and developed specialization in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Elgin’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral, and she utilizes evidence-based approaches throughout her practice.

Areas of interest and expertise include the following:

  • Diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Learning Disorders
  • Evaluation of cognitive ability (including giftedness), and attention and executive functioning difficulties
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Disruptive behavior in young children
  • Parent coaching and support

Dr. Elgin can be reached at (206) 486-4569 or JennaElgin.PhD@gmail.com.

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Insurance: Premera, Regence, Group Health