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Anderson Center for Autism Adds New Licensed Clinic Psychologist to its Team

Date February 5, 2024

Latham, NY & Staatsburg, NY…Anderson Center for Autism, based in Staatsburg, NY, today announced that Mary Nichols, Psy.D., has been named the organization’s newest licensed clinical psychologist. 

The appointment of Nichols to the team supports Anderson’s offerings of diagnostic and evaluation services to several communities throughout the region. 

A graduate of the University of Hartford (Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 2012; Master of Arts, Clinical Practices of Psychology, 2005), and Union College (Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2000), Nichols has been a member of Phi Beta Kappa since 2000. She most recently served as Director of Clinical Outcomes at Astor Services for Children and Families, along with working as an Adjunct Professor at Marist College. Prior to that, Nichols worked in a variety of other clinical and educational settings while conducting research and authoring articles.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mary Nichols, whose expertise and experience will unquestionably lead to many success stories for the autistic and neurodivergent individuals served by Anderson. Our team members, families, and caregivers all very much look forward to collaborating with Mary and learning from her,” noted Patrick Paul, CEO/Executive Director of Anderson Center for Autism.

Added Dr. Tina Marie Covington, PhD., BCBA-D, LBA, Chief Operating Officerat Anderson Center for Autism, “Mary’s research background, which has resulted in articles, conference presentations, and published studies over the years – along with her direct work in education and human services – demonstrate her deep commitment to enhancing life for others. She is a natural fit for our organization.” 

Mary Nichols, Psy.D. said of her new role: “It is an honor to be joining this team of outstanding professionals at Anderson. This is a very exciting juncture in my career; serving in my role as Clinical Psychologist, I hope to make a positive difference in the quality of life experienced by autistic and neurodivergent people and their families in this region. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”

Nichols is based at Anderson Center for Autism’s Staatsburg campus, where the clinical psychologist conducts evaluations through the clinic there. Once a week, she also travels to The Anderson Center Clinic, which recently opened in Latham, New York, where she likewise conducts evaluations.

The Anderson Center Clinic has openings for interested individuals, families, and caregivers who wish to explore services; for more information or to schedule an appointment or consultation, call 518-641-1119 or visit www.AndersonCenterClinic.org.

Or, to learn more about the educational, vocational, residential, and clinical services available at Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg, as well as career opportunities with the organization, visit andersoncenterforautism.org.

About Anderson Center for Autism
Our mission at Anderson Center for Autism is to optimize the quality of life for individuals with autism.

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Through grantmaking, fundraising, and marketing initiatives, Anderson Foundation for Autism helps support, sustain, and expand upon Anderson Center for Autism’s efforts to optimize the quality of life for individuals with autism.