Gina Santoro, Ph.D., NCSP
Director of Santoro Psychological Services, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Santoro is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Ellicott City. Additionally, she is a State and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked in hospital settings as well as in public, private, and charter schools. Dr. Santoro also has taught and provided field supervision to graduate students from several universities. In her private practice, she is a cognitive-behavioral therapist and provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a strengths-based perspective to guide clients to resiliency. Additionally, Dr. Santoro administers psychological and educational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Santoro also completes Court-ordered psychological and custody evaluations and provides expert witness testimony. She has been qualified as an expert in 8 jurisdictions in the State of Maryland and 1 jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Santoro has been interviewed regarding psychological and forensic matters on the television shows, “Killer Kids,” “Blood Relatives,” and “Reasonable Doubt.”
Kerri-Jean Wheeler, M.A., C.A.S., N.C.S.P.
Registered Psychology Associate
Kerri-Jean Wheeler is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Registered Psychology Associate in the State of Maryland. Mrs. Wheeler has been working as a School Psychologist in Baltimore, Maryland since 2011. As a School Psychologist, she has served both as a school-based clinician and as a member of a district-wide behavior support team. Mrs.Wheeler has been recognized as an Outstanding Practitioner in the field of School Psychology at both the Local and State levels for her work in Baltimore City. She has also been recognized on a national level for her advocacy of children with disabilities and their families. Mrs. Wheeler has been a guest lecturer for Towson University's Graduate School Psychology program. She specializes in child and adolescent psycho-educational evaluations, child and adolescent counseling services, and serves as an executive function coach. Her professional interests include clinical assessment and development of intervention protocols for children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD, Executive Dysfunction, and Specific Learning Disabilities. As a Registered Psychology Associate, Mrs. Wheeler practices under the supervision of Maryland Licensed Psychologist Dr. Gina Santoro.
Carol A. McKissick, MBA, MS, LGPC
Carol A. McKissick is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), practicing under Dr. Gina Santoro. Carol passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and has attained Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling. Her experience includes adult individual and group counseling in grief, depression, addiction, anxiety, anger management, marital, family and workplace conflict. Before graduating with her degree in Applied Psychology, Carol worked in scientific research as a microbiologist and went on to earn her MBA when new leadership opportunities arose at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked for the University for 28 years, most recently supporting her colleagues by working part time at the Employee Assistance Program. Carol is theoretically a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral existentialist.