Dr. Melissa Koniver is a postdoctoral resident and specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. She conducts comprehensive psychoeducational, neuropsychological, psychoeducational, developmental, and gifted evaluations with children and adolescents presenting with behavioral, social, emotional, and academic issues. Dr. Koniver works collaboratively with other treating professionals, parents, and teachers to improve her patients’ functioning both at home and school. Dr. Koniver has worked with children presenting with a variety of concerns including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and social-emotional/behavioral challenges. Her unique training in school psychology allows her to work with children, their families, and the school system to support their needs in multiple environments.
Dr. Koniver graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She earned her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received training in various settings including both public and private schools, private practice, and community mental health where she provided evidence-based treatment to children and conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations. In addition, Dr. Koniver is trained in the PRePARE Model for crisis intervention in the schools and has received training in crisis and grief counseling. Dr. Koniver has presented at both regional and national conferences on the assessment of self-regulation in young children, as well as working with transgender children in a therapeutic setting. She recently published author of Gifted and Talented Children in the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships, which discusses the academic, cognitive, and socioemotional functioning of gifted children and their relationships with their peers and families.