Lina Patel, PsyD

Lina-PatelDirector of Psychology, Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Lina Patel joined the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado as Director of Psychology in November of 2012. She has 7 years of experience as a licensed psychologist specializing in treatment planning, diagnostic evaluation, and intervention. In her current role in the Sie Center, Dr. Patel is responsible for management of all referrals for psychological treatment and evaluation. She provides consultation with schools, parent training regarding the management of challenging or unsafe behaviors, evaluation for dual diagnoses (Down syndrome and autism), potty training, and desensitization to medical devices (such as hearing aids and CPAP) and procedure-related distress

Outside of her clinical work, she has presented to numerous organizations in the community with a focus on understanding the behaviors of individuals with Down syndrome.

Prior to joining the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2008, Dr. Patel completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She received her masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2007.