Dr. Eriko Lapoint is a clinical psychologist specializing in child development and psychoeducational evaluations. Her background and training are in neurodevelopmental diagnoses (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities), cognitive strengths and areas of need, and academic achievement.
Eriko Lapoint, PsyD received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and the American School of Professional Psychology in Santa Ana in 2008. She completed her predoctoral internship at the APPIC Accredited Village of Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services Department where she worked with children and families conducting individual, family, and couples counseling. Her postdoctoral internship focused on the assessment and treatment of seniors with mental health conditions at CHE Psychological Services.
Dr. Lapoint has an extensive background in working with individuals with special needs and worked for several years at YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities in New York City conducting psychological assessments. She worked as a sign language interpreter and educational liaison on a Deaf psychiatric unit and later worked as an educational sign language interpreter while completing graduate school. She also previously worked with traumatized youth as the house therapist for a Deaf group home within San Diego Youth Services. Dr. Lapoint currently works as a contracted vendor for San Diego Regional Center where she conducts psychological evaluations and collaborates with educators, psychiatrists, and other providers to best understand each individual for education and treatment planning.
In her free time, Dr. Lapoint is run ragged by her two awesome young boys with untapped energy and wild imaginations. She enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening (or at least trying). She maintains her sanity through daily meditation and mindfulness practices.