Dr. Jessica Douglas is a nationally certified school psychologist who pursued a career in educational psychology because of her desire to help struggling students achieve social-emotional and academic success. She holds a masters and specialist degrees in school psychology and a doctoral degree in human learning and development at National-Louis University, where her research focused on social skill interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Douglas worked as a school psychologist in public schools and is now in private practice. Her current practice emphasizes the importance of working in unison with parents, schools, and private providers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the student’s learning profile, and to ultimately develop an educational plan that will support his or her individual needs.
Dr. Douglas is an executive board member for Everyone Reading Illinois (formerly the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) and highly involved with outreach related to dyslexia. Outside of work, Dr. Douglas enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two dogs. She also enjoys running, cooking, and traveling.