MEET OUR TEAM
Our Clinical Staff
Richard Walton, PhD
Dr. Walton has spent most of his life living in Tulsa. A graduate of Memorial High School and the University of Tulsa, he completed his graduate education at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and at Saint Louis University. He returned to Tulsa to complete his internship at Children's Medical Center and received his PhD in Psychology in 1986.
After spending five years with Shadow Mountain Institute, where he was the Hospital Program Coordinator and Director of the Children's Residential Treatment Program, Dr. Walton entered into private practice in 1987. In 2007 he founded Tulsa Center for Child Psychology.
Dr. Walton is invested in the future of Psychology. He has been active in the Oklahoma Psychological Association where he has served as a Board Member for many years and has been the President of the Division of Health Service Providers and the founding President of the Division for Prescribing Psychologists. and has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Oklahoma State University, the University of Tulsa, and Southern Nazarene University. He has taught courses in Childhood Psychopharmacology and Clinical Psychology, Lifespan Development and Counseling Children and Adolescents, Child Development and Child Psychopathology and Assessment. Dr. Walton has also served as a practicum supervisor for graduate students from the University of Tulsa since 1993.
Married for 40 years, Dr. Walton and his wife, Sherilyn, have raised three boys. Sherilyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Family Support Coordinator for TARC. She has been actively serving the Developmental Disabilities Community in Tulsa and the surrounding area for many years. Dr. Walton is involved in the Tulsa Community and has served on a variety of community Boards. He is active in his church, and has enjoyed participating in short term mission trips to Zelenograd, Russia. His interests include landscaping, woodworking, white water canoeing, and participating in his son's youth group.
Sarah Jones, PhD
Dr. Jones is a licensed clinical child psychologist. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa. She completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she conducted school consultation-liaison services, outpatient services, and developmental/psychological/neuropsychological evaluations. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Tulsa Center for Child Psychology, which involved outpatient services and assessment services.
Dr. Jones specializes in behavioral psychology, working with children and adolescents with symptoms resulting from developmental delays/disorders and disruptive behaviors. She provides therapeutic services that address noncompliance, developmental delays, self-stimulatory behaviors, delays in adapative behaviors, sleep and feeding issues, toileting problems, and school accommodations. Additional therapy includes treatment of anxiety, social skills deficits, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. She also provides assessment that assesses for cognitive functioning, adaptive functioning, the need for ancillary services, and the need for DDSD/SSI/TEFRA servces; as well as screening for comorbid mood and anxiety symptoms.
In her spare time, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with her kids/family and watching movies.
Tara Pyle, PhD
Dr. Pyle is a licensed clinical child psychologist. She obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She completed a pre-doctoral internship through the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program, and her primary placement was at the Tulsa Center for Child Psychology. During her internship year, Dr. Pyle completed outpatient individual therapy services, family therapy services, developmental evaluations, psychological evaluations, and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Pyle completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Tulsa Center for Child Psychology, which involved outpatient services and evaluation services.
Dr. Pyle specializes in empirically supported treatments for children and adolescents. Dr. Pyle is a cognitive behavioral therapist, and she utilizes strategies that research has shown are effective interventions for children and families. Dr. Pyle has completed certification for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Pyle has also received additional training in the areas of exposure and response prevention, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and social skills interventions. She provides therapeutic services that address anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion regulation, social skills deficits, noncompliance, tics, and sleep issues. Dr. Pyle also completes neuropsychological and developmental evaluations that measure cognitive functioning, adaptive skills, neuropsychological functioning, social deficits, academic performance, and emotional functioning. Dr. Pyle serves as a supervisor for the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program.
In her free time, Dr. Pyle enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, running, and yoga.
Jennifer Brusich, PsyD
Dr. Brusich is a licensed clinical child psychologist. She obtained her doctoral degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed her predoctoral internship at Tulsa Center for Child Psychology as part of the APA-accredited Northeastern Oklahoma Internship Program, and recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship at TCCP. Dr. Brusich continues to provide outpatient child and adolescent therapy and assessment services and family therapy services. She enjoys working with clients through evidenced-based treatments of anxiety, depression, and social skills deficits. Additionally, she works with families in therapy, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, behavior modification, sleeping issues, and parent-child communication. Dr. Brusich also works with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, which may include Applied Behavior Analysis. She is trained in the assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, and mood concerns. Dr. Brusich completes neuropsychological and developmental assessments that measure cognitive functioning, social deficits, academic performance, attention and executive functioning, adaptive skills, and emotional functioning.
In her spare time, Dr. Brusich likes to watch football, hike with her husband, and spend time with her pets.
Hilary Hughes, Post-Doctoral Fellow, PsyD
Hilary earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and recently earned her PsyD. She served as an intern at TCCP from September 2015 to September 2016. Her graduate studies focused on serving the needs of children and adolescents presenting with a broad spectrum of emotional and behavioral disruptions, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. She has been trained to utilize evidence-based practice to conduct individual and family therapy. Hilary enjoys conducting psychological evaluations to inform clinical diagnosis, measure cognitive functioning, and provide treatment recommendations.
Outside of her work, Hilary loves to read novels, explore new hiking trails, and shop at consignment stores.
Laura Moore, LPC
Laura has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an adjunct faculty member for Southern Nazarene University's graduate programs in counseling and she is a member of the Oklahoma Counseling Association. Laura has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents (ages 2-18) who are victims of abuse and trauma. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has special training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Laura works with individuals and families with a variety of issues including physical abuse and sexual trauma, anxiety,depression, grief and coping with life changes.
When not in the office Laura enjoys knitting, running, and exploring national parks with her husband and 6 month old baby daughter.
Brett Enneking, Pre-Doctoral Intern, MA
Brett earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she is currently in the process of completing her PsyD. During graduate school she received broad training in clinical psychology across the lifespan before concentrating on work with children and adolescents. She has been trained to utilize evidence-based methods to conduct individual and family therapy for a variety of presenting issues and concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and disruptive behavior. In addition, Brett has a strong interest in conducting psychological evaluations in order to provide diagnostic clarification, treatment recommendations, and resources for families.
In her free time, Brett enjoys hiking, singing, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
Deni Napier, Pre-Doctoral Intern, MA
Deni earned her Master's in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is currently working on completing her doctoral requirements and plans to graduate from the University of Oklahoma with her Ph.D. in 2017. She has received training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) from OUHSC - Child Study Center and enjoys working with children who exhibit challenging behaviors.
Outside of work, Deni enjoys physical activities and the warm sun. She loves to spend time with her family, friends and many "fur-babies".
Lauren Winston, Pre-Doctoral Intern, MA
Lauren completed her MA at the University of Tulsa in 2014, where she is currently in the process of completing her PhD. She is interested in researching and implementing community based programs and interventions geared toward injury prevention for minority and under-served populations. During graduate school she received generalist training in providing empirically based interventions across the lifespan. She has experience providing therapeutic services that address anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, noncompliance, sleep hygiene, social skills, and trans-diagnostic treatment approaches. She also has experience conducting cognitive functioning, adaptive functioning, and neuropsychological evaluations.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys going to the gym, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her fiancé, pets, and family.
Bella is a 5 year old Labrador Retriever therapy dog, and serves TCCP as official mascot. She loves children, Cheerios and playing ball. She is a calming factor for many children, and a reward for a great therapy session with others.
In her free time Bella enjoys naps, chasing the wind and romping around the yard with her non-working peers.
Our Administrative Staff
Sandy Howard, Community Liaison and Internship Coordinator
As Community Liaison, Sandy Howard assists TCCP therapists by helping to coordinate the services children receive at school and other agencies with those provided here at TCCP. This may involve communicating with school counselors and teachers, attending IEP meetings, or assisting parents with school decisions. As mom to three grown children and a former classroom teacher, Sandy can see and understand both perspectives - parent and teacher.
As Internship Coordinator, Sandy helps to coordinate and schedule master and doctoral interns, as well as the NOPIP pre-doctoral interns.
When she is not in the office, Sandy enjoys family time, church activities, walking her dogs and riding her bike.
Robin Mickle, Office Manager
Robin has served Tulsa Center for Child Psychology and Dr. Richard Walton as Office Manager since January 2008, and has been instrumental in facilitating the growth of TCCP from its beginnings to what it is today. She has served our nation proudly as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Navy, and brings the skills of responsibility, problem solving and organization to assist with the management of this facility and staff. Robin received her B.S. in Sociology and has worked with OSU-Okmulgee as a Program Coordinator and with Osage Nation and Creek Nation in their Education Departments, as well as the Department of Corrections in Case Management. Robin is happy to assist anyone, whether it is clients, parents or staff in finding a solution to problems. She loves interacting with children that attend therapy and finds this the most enjoyable part of her day.
Robin enjoys a wide variety of activities outside of work that include collecting antique advertising memorabilia, jet skiing at the lake, and time with her husband Jim at antique car shows. Robin loves dogs and horses.
Kelsey Robertson, Scheduling Specialist
Kelsey joined our team in March 2016. Kelsey had previously worked at OSU and St. John Medical Centers as a patient access representative and scheduler. Kelsey assist clients with appointment scheduling, payments, school notes, faxing information and many other front office tasks.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys camping, swimming, horseback riding and spending time with her son.
Sarah Conroy, Scheduling Specialist
Sarah joined our team in May 2016. Sarah previously worked at St. John's Business Center as an authorization specialist. Sarah brings multi-tasking and customer service skills to the job, as she assists clients in scheduling appointments, making payments and general office duties.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys camping, going to movies, and hiking with her three sons. She enjoys being active in her sons' sports and school activities.
Former Pre-doctoral Interns - where are they now?
Karen Luley, Pre-Doctoral Intern, PhD, MSCP
After completing her internship at TCCP in 2016, Karen graduated with her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. She joined a private practice in Austin, TX where she is primarily working with children and adolescents doing neuropsychological assessments. She continues to enjoy working with parents to help them better understand their children.
In her free time, Karen enjoys reading, watching sports, being outdoors, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, their daughter, and their dog, Bodhi.
Kristen Hurley, Pre-Doctoral Intern, MA
Kristen obtained her PsyD in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She was a pre-doctoral intern at TCCP and went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the Child Development Center at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of her fellowship, Kristen was a trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) program, which focuses on conducting interdisciplinary evaluations for children.
Currently, Kristen is a clinical psychologist at a private practice in southern Indiana. She works with children and their families by conducting psychological assessments, individual therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She also completes psychological evaluations for Indiana's early intervention program (ages 0-3) and supervises applied behavior analysis (ABA) services.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys reading, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.
Ryan Sinclair, Pre-Doctoral Intern,
Ryan is currently employed at Bruce E. Kline & Associates, a private psychology practice in Dayton, Ohio. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from Wichita State University this year, and his MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2010. He recently completed the psychology licensing exam, and is now a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio.
Ryan continues to work with children, adolescents and families, focusing on ADHD, ODD, anger management, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, tic disorder, OCD, and social skills training. He offers PCIT services to his clients, and also does psychological assessments, including the ADOS-2.
During his free time, Ryan enjoys trail running, biking, and watching hockey and football.