Dr. Morganstein began her journey into learning American Sign Language (ASL) almost 30 years ago and she has been signing continually since then. She received her doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) individuals. Dr. Morganstein’s coursework and clinical work at Gallaudet emphasized a strong understanding of the audiological components of hearing loss, the cognitive and educational implications of hearing loss, the linguistic components of ASL, and the cultural impact of deafness. All of her graduate coursework was conducted in ASL and her program required a high level of sign competency. Dr. Morganstein has specialized training and 25+ years providing therapy and administering and interpreting assessments with DHH individuals.
Dr. Morganstein has worked with DHH individuals in a variety of mental health settings, including schools, outpatient mental health clinics, inpatient hospitals, group homes, the prison system, and of course, private practice. She provides individual and family therapy as well as comprehensive psychoeducation, neurodevelopmental, and personality assessments to DHH individuals of all ages.
Dr. Morganstein not only provides services within her office in Charlotte, but she provides contract services for DHH individuals – most commonly assessments – to agencies (e.g., school systems, prison systems, etc.) by request. Dr. Morganstein’s assessments with DHH individuals are conducted in their preferred communication mode (e.g., American Sign Language, sign language with auditory/verbal, etc.).
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