Paula J. McCall, PhD
Next Step Psychology, LLC

Arizona Licensed Psychologist #4262
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Welcome Letter

Dear Prospective Client,


First and foremost, it is important that I express my primary goal in my practice: to assist children and adolescents with a variety of needs in reaching their full potential. As a professional and as a parent of two young children, I know that that there can be immense challenges in guiding a child toward success, whether due to day-to-day stressors or significant negative experiences and losses. I seek to provide services that better equip a child to make positive choices, to overcome and grow in response to negative experiences, to feel good about him or herself, and to feel capable of achieving all that he or she desires. A child succeeds most when those around him or her also are fully equipped to offer the highest level of support, encouragement, and understanding as possible, and I seek to incorporate parents and school teams in the continuing plan of support for each child. The time that I spend with each child or adolescent is short-term in the overall picture of his or her life, but I strive to make sure that the time that is spent is meaningful and productive, allowing each child to better face the next step of his or her growth with confidence, capability, and knowledge.


I applaud you for taking this step in your child’s growth, for seeking out the additional supports that your child may need in order to reach his or her full potential. Whether a parent or an educator, you have also taken a valuable step in your own growth so as to best meet the needs of this child.


I look forward to guiding you and your child on this journey toward achievement and success.




Paula J. McCall, PhD

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