Caitlin McLarnon, EdM, NCSP is a nationally certified school psychologist and offers Educational Advocacy
and Support services to DPS clients and families. With experience as a school psychologist in Fairfield
County, Westchester County and New York City, Mrs. McLarnon is well versed in not only the
administration and interpretation of psychoeducational evaluations but also as a chair of committee on
special education meetings (CSE). Through these roles, Mrs. McLarnon has honed her skills as a fierce,
committed and passionate advocate for children, adolescents and families. She prioritizes empowering
parents, working collaboratively with school districts and ultimately, ensuring that clients receive inclusive
and comprehensive accommodations and services that are based on empirically supported evaluations.
Whether it is a family’s first experience with the CSE, a re-evaluation or helping family find an appropriate
non-public school setting, Mrs. McLarnon works directly with families to help them strategically and
collaboratively navigate the special education process.
Prior to joining DPS, Mrs. McLarnon worked as a school psychologist and now works for the Department of Education as a district representative for children in charter, parochial and non-public schools. Mrs. McLarnon graduated with honors from Southern Connecticut State University’s psychology program and her Master’s in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Kleinman is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based interventions, such as
cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),
exposure and response prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training (HRT) and hypnotherapy in children
and adolescents. She also offers school consultation, family-based psychotherapy and parent management
training, allowing her to take a unique and client-centered approach.
Dr. Kleinman currently serves as a clinical psychologist at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Medical Center (CUMC) in the department of Pediatric Psychiatry. Prior to joining the faculty, she
completed her postdoctoral fellowship at CUMC providing individual and family outpatient therapy and
neuropsychological assessment. In addition to advanced training in cognitive and behavioral interventions
for anxiety and mood disorders, she also specialized in providing treatment to children diagnosed with acute
or chronic medical conditions and conducting psychiatric/crisis evaluations for the Emergency Department. Dr. Kleinman also completed a predoctoral internship at the Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU School of Medicine where her training focused on outpatient and day treatment psychotherapy, consultation and liaison for children with complicated psychiatric and medical diagnoses and pediatric neuropsychology.
Dr. Kleinman received her doctoral degree at James Madison University and earned her bachelor's degree from Dickinson College. She also received a masters degree in bilingual school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and continues to provide services in both Spanish and English.