Dr. Antonia Strothers received her doctorate in School Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in May of 2020. There, she studied the relationship between self-concept, academic achievement, and absenteeism in adolescents with physically and neurologically based chronic illnesses. She began her career in school psychology in 2016 where she served as a school psychologist at Bergen Arts and Science Charter School. Following, she served on the child study and mental health teams in the Bergen County Technical School from 2017-2021. Prior, she obtained extensive experience working with children with developmental delays (i.e. ADHD, ASD, Down’s Syndrome, communication disorders, and learning disabilities) in inclusive classrooms. Dr. Strothers is now a full-time clinician at Life Insight, where she focuses specifically on children, adolescents, and adults with chronic health conditions, ADHD, anxiety, ASD, mood disorders and a variety of other difficulties. Moreover, Dr. Strothers has received a vast array of training providing diagnostic evaluations for individuals and their families, including comprehensive psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Strothers believes in providing a warm, supportive environment for her patients, empowering them to reach their goals.
Having worked directly in the NJ public school system for years, Dr. Strothers has a unique understanding of the educational and IEP planning process, 504 and behavioral plans, consultation with schools/service providers, intervention and referral services (I&RS), crisis management, and anti-bullying laws and procedures. Because much of Dr. Strothers' public school work was exclusively with adolescents, she is specifically passionate about providing helpful insight, support, and knowledge in the college/transition planning process; especially for children and families who are experiencing college planning related stress. She also maintains strong knowledge in determining needs for special education services, modifications and accommodations, and standardized testing (SAT, ACT, etc.). Dr. Strothers offers consultative services to parents/families who are looking for assistance in these areas.
In her spare time, Dr. Strothers enjoys traveling, exercise, hiking, and spending time with her loved ones (including her two cats).
Dr. Strothers’ areas of specialty include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults:
Social Skills for children and adolescents
Parenting Techniques/Parent Management Training (PMT)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Strothers is a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and has a national certification through the National Association of School Psychologists.