Heidi Escoto, Psy.D., PLLC

Licensed Psychologist

"Children seldom need a good talking to as a good listening to. 

Let me help you listen and watch your child blossom."



​About Dr. Heidi Escoto

Dr. Heidi Escoto  was motivated to enter into the field of pediatric 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.  


 

Helping Children.
Educating Families.