Coping with a learning disability isn’t easy. Academic struggles can lead to poor self-esteem and anxiety. It is often difficult for students with learning disabilities to “fit in,” so they may also grapple with social challenges that can lead to other difficulties.
We’re here to help. Baltimore Lab School offers psychoeducational assessment and psychotherapy treatment for students of all ages and their families. Our licensed psychologists and social workers are experienced in working with a range of social and emotional difficulties.
Meet Our Psychological Team
List of 5 members.
University of Delaware - B.A. Bryn Mawr College - Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa Sheehan joined Baltimore Lab School in 2008 as a Psychologist. Lisa is a native of Baltimore and earned her B.A. in Psychology from University of Delaware in 1987. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bryn Mawr College in 1996. Lisa is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. She also works at Loyola University of Maryland where she trains and supervises doctoral students at the Loyola Clinical Centers.
Lisa says that she works at Baltimore Lab School “to have the opportunity to witness and be a partner in the development of our students' impressive and varied capabilities and talents.” Her favorite thing about BLS is the creativity and imagination of the staff and students.
Towson State University - B.S. Bowie State University - M.Ed. Argosy University - Psy.D.
Dr. Carla Jones Corsey joined Baltimore Lab School in 2012 as a Psychologist. Before coming to BLS, Carla worked at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents, in the District of Columbia Public School System, and in private practice.
Carla is originally from Prince Georges County, Maryland, and earned her B.S. in Sociology from Towson State University in 1991. She earned a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University in 1997 and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2005.
Carla says that she works at Baltimore Lab School because she “enjoys working with children and families and learning more about them and how best to meet their needs.” Her favorite thing about BLS is the small academic setting which allows for more personable relationships among students and teachers which makes learning more effective and teaching more rewarding.
Colorado State University - B.A. University of Maryland Baltimore - M.S.W.
Katy Mulherin joined Baltimore Lab School in 2014 as a School Social Worker. Before coming to BLS, Katy worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and earned her B.A. in Social Work from Colorado State University’s School of Social Work and her M.S.W. from the University of Maryland Baltimore with a specialty in Child, Adolescent, and Family Health. She has used her training and experience to focus on school-based mental health, child development, special education, developmental disabilities and child and family support services.
Katy loves the wonderful community that Baltimore Lab School promotes and enjoys seeing all the different ways for students to find their voices, express themselves and build confidence. Katy utilizes therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, to help students to manage emotions as well as increase self-regulation and other non-cognitive skills such as persistence, resiliency, empathy, self-control, flexibility, grit and self-confidence.
Salisbury University - B.A. University of Maryland Baltimore - M.S.W.
Briana joined Baltimore Lab School in 2015 as a Clinical Social Worker. Before joining BLS, Briana worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and continues to work in private practice. Briana earned her B.A. in Psychology from Salisbury University in 2006 and her M.S.W. from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2008. During her experience at the University of Maryland, Briana was selected to participate in the Maternal and Child Health leadership program, where she was trained as an emerging leader in the field. Briana also earned a certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014.
Briana has an interest in working with students and individuals with a dual diagnosis. She uses a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, particularly mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to promote awareness, self-compassion, confidence, social skill development, navigate and manage unwanted emotions, such as anxiety or depression, and to help students maximize their full potential.
Briana was drawn to the Baltimore Lab School's hands-on program and strengths-based approach, which is consistent with her own practice.
Muhlenberg College - B.A. University of Chicago - M.S.W.
We specialize in learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and related behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, and accompanying social and emotional challenges. We also lend our expertise through consulting services to other professionals.
Founded by visionary educator Sally L. Smith in 2000, Baltimore Lab School educates bright, motivated children in Grades 1-12 with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, and more. Through our innovative, arts-based curriculum, our students go on to succeed in college and careers.