Molly Coppel, M.A., Ed.S., NCSP, LEP
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Molly is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with preschool aged children to young adults with a variety of learning profiles.
Her experience includes working as a school psychologist, a co-teacher, a behavioral interventionist, and an academic tutor/educational specialist. In her role as a school psychologist, Molly has provided a wide range of services including psychoeducational assessment, behavior assessment, social-emotional assessment, individual and group counseling using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution focused brief therapy techniques, behavior support, and academic intervention support. She has experience co-teaching therapeutic special education classes and co-teaching self-advocacy skills to incoming 9th grade students. She has counseled students individually and in groups on learning and utilizing coping skills to regulate emotions and improve social cognitive and executive functioning skills. As a behavioral interventionist, Molly has training in Applied Behavior Analysis including experience with Pivotal Response Training, Discrete Trial Training, Independent Work System, and more. Molly has also provided specialized academic support for elementary, middle, and high school aged individuals in various subjects, including math through Algebra 1.
Molly believes all individuals have strengths and room for growth. She utilizes their strengths to improve their challenges while also providing strategies and supports to help them grow. Her background allows her to understand the underlying difficulties interfering with students’ learning, performance, and relationships. She uses her experience with the Barton Reading & Spelling System, Visualizing and Verbalizing (V&V), the Engage New York math curriculum, executive functioning coaching, social cognitive/social thinking curriculums, Zones of Regulation, CBT, and solution-focused brief therapy to address underlying areas of need and help students thrive.
She graduated from Chapman University earning a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology. She is continuing to build her knowledge base through a School Neuropsychology post-graduate program.
In her free time, Molly enjoys spending time with her husband and son, knitting, hiking, reading, and scrapbooking.
Her professional associations include:
§ National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)