Dr. Heidi Escoto was motivated to enter into the field of pediatric and family psychology while an active member of the United States Air Force where she processed Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act cases. Dr. Escoto was compelled by many of the cases that involved children and families.
In 1997, she earned her bachelors 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.
Dr. Escoto's private practice in located in Clayton, North Carolina but she conveniently provides telehealth services throughout the states of North Carolina and Florida. She is actively licensed in both states.
Recently, she has expanded her practice in yoga and refers to herself as a Yogologist which she defines as one who collaboratively combines the field of psychology and yoga to further enhance the mental health of others. She is a YTT 200 Hr Power Yoga Teacher and holds certification in Yoga-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Escoto is also working on becoming a certified teacher in the are of Primordial Sound Meditation to further add more tools to her toolbox.
About Dr. Heidi Escoto
Licensed Psychologist & Yoga Teacher
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