We are here to walk with you and your family.

As we all navigate this new and uncertain world, a few things remain the same. The trained professionals at the Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. are here to support you and your family through these challenging times, and beyond. Given years of experience in both private and public school settings, our professionals are prepared to guide and support your family get the answers you and your child deserve. IPPI’s team of licensed psychologists, school psychologists, and licensed behavior analysts are here to serve your immediate and long-term needs through telehealth services and eventual in-person supports.

Expertise in assessment and treatment:


  • Social/Emotional Screening
  • Psychoeducational
  • Psychological
  • Social behavior assessment
  • Executive functioning 
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Experimental Functional Analysis
  • Ecological Assessment
  • Independent Program Review


  •  Applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Executive Functioning Coaching
  • Social Thinking Instruction
  • Social Problem Solving
  • Academic Support

Services offered include:

Behavioral Consultation

  • Consultation sessions related to any of the following areas:
  • Discussing COVID-19 with your child
  • Strategies for distance learning
  • Processing behavior changes at home
  • Social skills strategies
  • Academic/learning strategies
  • Executive functioning/study skills
  • Functional Behavior Assessment/Functional Analysis

Parent Support – Behavioral parent training

  • 8 week session
  • Parent education


  • Functional Behavior Assessment for specific behavioral challenges
  • Mental health screening
  • Independent evaluations
  • Psychoeducational assessment
  • Social/emotional assessment

Social Skills Groups/Facilitated Social Activities

  • Small groups led by Behavior Therapists or Special Education teachers. Groups will incorporate a variety of activities (e.g., cooking, arts/crafts, drama, book club, etc.)
  • Social skills groups will be led by a staff school psychologist or speech pathologist, and will target specific skill areas using evidenced based strategies and curricula

Individual Child Therapy

  • Individual sessions led by a school psychologist for children experiencing anxiety symptoms associated with COVID-19 and/or distance learning
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy along with Applied Behavior Analysis through a trauma informed lens, make up the treatment approach

Individual Skill Instruction

  • Individual sessions to support academic, executive functioning, study, social and coping skills

Meet our professional staff:

Lisa Dobey, Ph.D., NCSP, Certified School Psychologist Lisa Dobey

Zbigniew Golonka, BCBA-D, LBA, Licensed Psychologist Zbigniew Golonka

Michelle Levine, M.A., Ed.M., Certified School Psychologist Michelle Levine

Elizabeth Sellinger, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (CT), Licensed Psychologist Liz Lyons Sellinger

Our data based decision making process is driven by the referral question. Using a whole child approach, we seek to answer questions and enact solutions for challenges in the following areas:

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Our services include:

Free initial consultation: One of our clinicians will meet with you to discuss the services needed and set a plan of action.

Flexible scheduling: We can work with your schedule to find a time that fits your needs.

From the comfort of home: Our clinicians will support you via a digital platform that allows for face to face consultation.

Trained Professional Staff: Through consultation and evaluation, we’ll find the right clinician to support your specific needs.

We all learn differently: We treat each child as an individual, with multiple facets. Our approach is not one size fits all. We will base all our solutions on assessment data to ensure a successful outcome.

Evidenced based practices: We commit to using empirically supported methods for all treatment plans. We further commit to staying on the cutting edge of research to ensure that we are providing the best supports to date.

Data based decision making: We want to see your child succeed. Therefore, we commit to developing treatment goals, and evaluating those goals over time through data collection practices.

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Contact us to learn more:

Email: esellinger@ippi.org

Phone: 203.317.2700 x114