Dr. Andrea Nazarenko received her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina, where she studied youth development and environmental factors that facilitate or hinder positive development. Broadly, her research focuses on contextual factors that affect behavioral problems in youth and adolescents, research methodology, and ways to bridge the gap between what we know in research and what we do in practice. She also has three Masters degrees: the first in Psychology in Education, from Columbia University in New York, where she studied risk and resilience in youth, the second in Applied Statistics, and the third in Clinical-Community Psychology from University of South Carolina. One of Dr. Andrea’s areas of expertise is in the area of youth behavior problems, with both extensive research and clinical background with youth displaying a range of behavioral problems – from children on the autistic spectrum (displaying organic behavioral problems) to teens and adults incarcerated for serious and violent crimes – and everything in between. In particular, she has a long history of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of youth with ADHD. Most recently, she worked as the methodologist on a NIH funded grant examining social behavior in children with ADHD, and on a project examining substance use patterns among college students with ADHD. Dr. Andrea’s motivation behind the study of ADHD is to understand natural and sustainable solutions to behavioral problems. Along with her husband, Dr. Eric Nazarenko, DC, Dr. Andrea founded Treehouse Living, a wellness company focused on empowering parents to live a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative she spreads her love and passion for supporting the physical and emotional health of all children.
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