Kimberly Getty, Ph.D

Dr. Getty has over 10 years of experience working in the field of school psychology. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond, where she double majored in psychology and sociology. She then attended graduate school at North Carolina State University, where she earned a M.S. and a Ph.D. in School Psychology. Dr. Getty’s research focused on the social functioning of children with learning disabilities, as well as effective methods of consultation with teachers. She is a Licensed Psychologist through the North Carolina Psychology Board and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

While at NCSU, Dr. Getty worked in the Psychoeducational Clinic to provide evaluations for children suspected of having learning disabilities and ADHD. She also was an instructor for the undergraduate course Adolescent Development, which focused on the cognitive, social, and biological development of adolescents. During her doctoral internship, Dr. Getty provided psychoeducational screenings, evaluations, observations, and parent/teacher consultations within the Wake County Public School System as well as Project Enlightenment, a Wake County facility which provides services for children aged birth through five years.

Following her internship, Dr. Getty continued her practice as a school psychologist within the Wake County School System. She has experience working with a variety of special populations, including but not limited to children with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s Disorder, anxiety, depression, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Getty also has expertise working with children with significant developmental disabilities and/or multiple handicaps, and she is a member of the Low Incidence team of psychologists.

Dr. Getty understands and appreciates that your child is a unique individual with his/her own set of strengths. She utilizes a comprehensive, multi-modal assessment approach to identify areas of need, as well as offer recommendations for creating a supportive and successful learning environment for your child.