Providing psychological assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults in the Columbia River Gorge. My goals are to help children, teens and families gain skills and improve functioning.
Dr. Montague provides diagnostic evaluations for concerns related to developmental delays and cognitive functioning, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities. She also provides comprehensive mental health and behavioral evaluations.
Dr. Montague has over 14 years of experience providing evidenced-based therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults as well as caregivers. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to address pediatric mood and anxiety, including severe and debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, school avoidance, specific phobias, and depression. She is trained in specific evidence based practices including Comprehensive Behavioral Therapy for Tics (CBIT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Behavior Therapy Training Institute's (BTTI) exposure/response prevention (E/RP) for treatment of OCD.
Short-term consultations are available for caregivers, school districts, special education teams, and primary care facilities to learn specific strategies and behavior management approaches especially when related to developmental and academic delays and pediatric mental health issues. School teams are welcome to inquire about complex evaluations, consultations, and team trainings.
Dr. Montague has experience running social skills groups for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. She also run groups for caregivers to learn strategies to help their children with anxiety as well as intensive outpatient therapy for children and teens with significant anxiety.
Rachel is a licensed psychologist (WA and OR) with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She completed an APA accredited internship in Developmental Disabilities at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship through a joint appointment at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She spent five years as a psychologist at Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, specifically at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center as well as in the Seattle Children’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related anxiety disorders. She spent four years working for a group practice in the Seattle area providing school-based academic, behavioral, and mental health consultations, independent educational evaluations, comprehensive psychological evaluations, and individual therapy.
Rachel specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential and day treatment programs, intensive outpatient treatment, private group practice, hospital and research settings. She has coordinated a research project delivering behavioral consultation services to families raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). She has lead a graduate research lab studying social and emotional development for young children, and served as a postdoctoral fellow researching school-based social skills interventions for autistic teens, and created outcome-based anxiety program measuring clinical outcomes at a regional children's hospital. She approaches clinical and assessment work from a bio-psycho-social framework. She uses evidence-based practices in her therapeutic approaches and is specifically trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics, PEERS and other evidence-based social skills programs, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, and exposure/response prevention therapy through Behavioral Therapy Training Institute through the International OCD Foundation.
She also provides comprehensive psychological evaluations covering cognitive, academic, executive functioning, and social/emotional development. She has extensive experience understanding the IEP and special education services and can help families navigate and advocate for student’s needs or help schools sort through appropriate means to support their students. Dr. Montague helps families translate evaluations into practical recommendations for students and their educational teams.