Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC
Dr. Alicia Mahler
Licensed Psychologist  

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Dr. Alicia Mahler


Dr. Mahler is a Licensed Psychologist and the Owner/Director of Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC.  All evaluation services are provided by Dr. Mahler. Dr. Mahler is skilled and experienced in providing quality intervention and assessment services to a diverse population of clients, including people of all ages and a wide variety of backgrounds. 

Dr. Mahler completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.  She went on to pursue her PhD at the Combined Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.  Dr. Mahler then completed a post-doctoral psychology internship at St. Mary’s Healthcare Children’s Mental Health Center in Amsterdam, New York.  Dr. Mahler has also had several publications and presentations related to her previous research work (see below for citations).


Dr. Mahler has experience in a wide variety of settings, from mental health clinics and hospitals to schools and college evaluation centers. This breadth of experience allows Dr. Mahler to provide expert assessment services to address a wide variety of needs. Contact us for more information on how Dr. Mahler can assist you in taking the first steps towards reaching your goals.


PUBLICATIONS

 

Canto, A.I., Proctor, B.E., & Shafer, A.L. (2013). Beyond ORF: Student-Level Predictors of Reading Achievement. Journal of Research in Education.

 

Levine, M.E., DeRusso, D.M., Tehan, J.M., & Shafer, A.L. (2010). The beneficial effects of ginger for the prevention of motion-induced nausea and gastric dysrhythmia. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, A109.

 

Shafer, A.L. (2010). Academic and behavioral early intervention programs for at-risk children. School Psychology: From Science to Practice, 2(2), 40-47.

 

Shafer, A.L., Canto, A.I., Chesire, D.J., & Buckley, V.A. (2011). Traumatic brain injury and families. Communique, 40, 14.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Levine, M.E., DeRusso, D.M., Tehan, J.M., & Shafer, A.L. (2010, March). The beneficial effects of ginger for the prevention of motion-induced nausea and gastric dysrhythmia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.

 

Levine, M.E., DeRusso, D.M., Tehan, J.M., & Shafer, A.L. (2010, May). The beneficial effects of ginger for the prevention of motion-induced nausea and gastric dysrhythmia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

 

Shafer, A.L. & Canto, A. I. (2012, February).  Teacher perceptions of student potential academic and behavioral success. Posted presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.


* Dr. Mahler's maiden name was Shafer, as seen in the above publications and presentations