About Dr. Heidi Escoto
Dr. Escoto commonly refers to herself as a "Yogologist" which she defines as a licensed psychologist who competently provides a triservice theoretical approach to combine the fields of yoga, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She is a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina (4619), a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 Hr), has a certification in Yoga-CBT, and is working towards teacher certification in Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM) from the Chopra Center. Currently, she provides diagnostic assessments, Licensed Professional (LP) clinical supervision to Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Licensed Professional Associates (LPAs), and personal growth triservices.
She began her inquiry into the field of psychology while an active member of the United States Air Force in Germany. At that time, she was responsible for processing Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act cases for the Air Force. Dr. Escoto was compelled by many of the cases that she reviewed which involved children and families.
In 1997, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University in Oregon before moving to South Florida. She began specializing in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders while working in applied behavior analysis (ABA) programs. Dr. Escoto worked as an ABA therapist and lead therapist for at-home programs. She was awarded an Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology from the Center for Child Development Behavior Health Department and Early Steps/Part C Department at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Escoto specialized in providing therapeutic and assessment services to children with a variety of developmental disabilities from birth to 18 years of age and their families. In 2003, Dr. Escoto completed her dissertation regarding “Social Group Generalization Programs for Children with Autism” and earned her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology. Following her Post- Doctoral Fellowship, she worked for the Center for Child Development's Early Steps Program and was the lead psychologist on a specialty team for children with social and communication deficits for Palm Beach County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County.
In 2014, she relocated to North Carolina where she resides with her husband, two sons, and three dogs. She is resolved to continue to expand her triservice practice into the areas of yoga, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy to faciliate personal growth. She also continues to enjoy her providing diagnostic assessments and supervision services.
If you want something you've never had, you've got to do things you've never done.
Change is inevitable.
Growth is intentional.
Heidi Escoto, Psy.D., PLLC