Dr. Kristine Rork, PHD

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Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology | Female

Dr. Kristine Rork, PHD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology (child specialization) from West Virginia University in 2007, where my training focused extensively on helping children overcome their fears of social situations and specific situations (e.g., separating from parents, falling asleep on their own at night). I also received comprehensive training in helping parents manage the behavior of their young children. Following my doctoral degree, I completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and became a licensed psychologist in Ohio in 2010.I treat children and adolescents presenting with a variety of mental health concerns, but have a specialization in and passion for treating child anxiety (including children who have been a victim of bullying). I also have a particular interest in working with children demonstrating attention difficulties and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity (including ADHD) and related concerns, and have worked with many families to help them alleviate the impact of these symptoms at home, at school, and in other environments.Since moving to Northeast Ohio, I have been not only a clinician, but also have held academic and medical staff positions at several academic medical centers and universities. I have many years of experience as a clinical child and pediatric psychologist providing outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and their families, and also have supervised several medical students and psychology graduate and undergraduate students in their clinical and research projects.I take a collaborative approach to treatment, working closely with children and families (and other medical providers and school personnel, as appropriate) to help them achieve their treatment goals. Further, I use evidence-based treatments routinely throughout my practice, to help achieve each child's and family's treatment goals in an effective and efficient manner.In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, watching and attending sporting events, spending time outdoors, cooking, and exercising.

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Dr. Rork's Care Philosophy

I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and use evidence-based treatments throughout my practice. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) emphasizes use of short-term and solution-focused interventions to decrease mental and behavioral health symptoms. While CBT involves regular collaboration between the therapist and each child/family, the therapist's role often is to teach each child and/or family skills which they may use out-of-session to help decrease symptoms and concerns. CBT therapists also often collaborate with others (i.e., school personnel), as permitted by release of information, to obtain information about each child and his/her concerns, and to implement strategies in multiple environments, as necessary, able, and appropriate. Evidence-based treatments are those that have research and scientific evidence which has shown them to be effective. These treatments often measure symptoms over time to track treatment progress and demonstrate effectiveness.

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Dr. Rork's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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in Solon, OH |
Treats the child and includes the family. I learned so much from her.
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    Dr. Rork says...

    I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology (child specialization) from West Virginia University in 2007, where my training focused extensively on helping children overcome their fears of social situations and specific situations (e.g., separating from parents, falling asleep on their own at night). I also received comprehensive training in helping parents manage the behavior of their young children. Following my doctoral degree, I completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and became a licensed psychologist in Ohio in 2010.I treat children and adolescents presenting with a variety of mental health concerns, but have a specialization in and passion for treating child anxiety (including children who have been a victim of bullying). I also have a particular interest in working with children demonstrating attention difficulties and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity (including ADHD) and related concerns, and have worked with many families to help them alleviate the impact of these symptoms at home, at school, and in other environments.Since moving to Northeast Ohio, I have been not only a clinician, but also have held academic and medical staff positions at several academic medical centers and universities. I have many years of experience as a clinical child and pediatric psychologist providing outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and their families, and also have supervised several medical students and psychology graduate and undergraduate students in their clinical and research projects.I take a collaborative approach to treatment, working closely with children and families (and other medical providers and school personnel, as appropriate) to help them achieve their treatment goals. Further, I use evidence-based treatments routinely throughout my practice, to help achieve each child's and family's treatment goals in an effective and efficient manner.In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, watching and attending sporting events, spending time outdoors, cooking, and exercising.

    Dr. Rork's Care Philosophy

    I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and use evidence-based treatments throughout my practice. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) emphasizes use of short-term and solution-focused interventions to decrease mental and behavioral health symptoms. While CBT involves regular collaboration between the therapist and each child/family, the therapist's role often is to teach each child and/or family skills which they may use out-of-session to help decrease symptoms and concerns. CBT therapists also often collaborate with others (i.e., school personnel), as permitted by release of information, to obtain information about each child and his/her concerns, and to implement strategies in multiple environments, as necessary, able, and appropriate. Evidence-based treatments are those that have research and scientific evidence which has shown them to be effective. These treatments often measure symptoms over time to track treatment progress and demonstrate effectiveness.

    Dr. Rork says...

    I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) who treats children and adolescents (age 2 years through college-age) for a wide range of presenting issues and concerns. Some of the concerns I treat include (but are not limited to) the following conditions:

    • Anxiety (including but not limited to separation anxiety, social anxiety, excessive worrying, phobias and specific fears, panic, obsessive-compulsive symptoms and disorders such as pediatric OCD, hair-pulling or finger-picking, selective mutism)
    • Stress management
    • Bullying (children or adolescents who are a victim of bullying)
    • Behavioral concerns and disruptive behavior (children ages 2 )
    • Parenting and family concerns
    • ADHD & other difficulties with inattention, concentration, and/or hyperactivity
    • Coping skills
    • Social concerns
    • Self-esteem
    • Adjustment difficulties
    • Anger/aggression
    • Grief/loss and trauma-related concerns (i.e., motor vehicle accident, death of a close family member/friend, medical trauma)

    Dr. Rork says...

    Other notable information about myself and my practice:

    • I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology (child specialization) from West Virginia University in 2007, after which I completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2009.
    • I come from a cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation; my methods are active, directive, and educative, and my treatment is current- and future-focused.
    • I worked for several years in academic medical centers (inpatient and outpatient) and other agencies, including multiple developmental-behavioral pediatrics settings (most recently at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital), and as Program Director of the Center for Anxiety at Akron Children's Hospital.

    Dr. Rork's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Specializes in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
    •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • ADHD Comorbidity
    • ADHD and-or ADD
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Anxiety Attack
    • Attention Problems
    • Behavioral Disorders
    • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Emotional Stress
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Grief
    • Hyperactive Behavior
    • Mood Changes
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Panic Attack
    • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
    • Persistent Anxiety
    • Phobia
    • Physical Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Selective Mutism
    • Self-Esteem Problems
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Severe Anxiety
    • Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Social Phobia
    • Stress

    Education

    • Medical School
      West Virginia University
    • Internship Hospital
      Medical University Of South Carolina
    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    • Undergraduate School
      Wake Forest University

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
    • Psychology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)