Mary G. Rizza, Ph.D.
Meet Dr. Rizza.
Dr. Rizza hails from New York but is happy to call Ohio home. Even as a teenager, she knew she would work in the helping profession. As an undergraduate, she started as an education major but switched to psychology after working in the campus advising center. Combining that interest in education with psychology, she continued her studies earning a Masters degree in School Psychology and eventually a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Dr. Rizza has been a high school guidance counselor, school psychologist, school administrator, and college professor. She now enjoys splitting her time between working in schools and working with private clients. Regardless of the setting, she is concerned about the needs of children and adolescents as they navigate this complex world in which we live. Her practice is limited to working with school-age clients who have issues related to education, especially those who have ADHD, autism, anxiety, self-regulation, conduct problems, and mood problems. Dr. Rizza is also interested in helping children and adolescents with the specific issues related to being gifted and talented.
Cost of treatment.
Dr. Rizza accepts most insurance plans but some of her services may not be covered by your plan. She will discuss payment options and come with a plan that meets everyone’s need. To discuss pricing in more detail, contact her directly.
The main focus of Dr. Rizza's practice is evaluations. These may help physicians diagnose and/or schools educate children and adolescents who have ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Giftedness. When you come in for an evaluation, we will spend the first session going over paperwork and getting to know each other. The actual testing (evaluation) will happen during the second and third meeting.
Testing always starts with a question and the tests we use will depend on the questions we ask. The tests will look at ability, behavior and attitudes. Some involve working directly with the child, some involve the child performing tasks on a computer and still others involve the child, parents, and teachers filling out rating forms. Each evaluation will be fully explained during every session so that you and your child know what to expect.
When all the information is collected, we will meet to discuss the results and you will have a written report to review with your physician or school. Dr. Rizza is available to discuss results with your physician or attend meetings at your child’s school. Follow-up services are available and include individual, family therapy, behavior modification training, biofeedback and neurofeedback. You and will discuss next steps at the report meeting.
REACH Dr. Rizza
Phone 419-537-0900, leave messages at ext 306; answered 24/7, voicemail is confidential; emergency contact info on voicemail.
E-mail or call to schedule an appointment. Email may not be confidential. It may not be checked every day and should not be used for emergencies or time sensitive requests.