Mary Elizabeth Klotz, Ph.D.
Dr. Klotz is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of New Mexico. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she studied Child Development and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of New Mexico. She specialized in child, adolescent and family psychology and completed her internship in child clinical psychology at University of New Mexico Hospitals, Department of Psychiatry. In both undergraduate and graduate research, she trained extensively in observing and coding infant behavior and social cues as well as social and play interactions between infants and toddlers and their caregivers. Her graduate research focused on early social development in young children. Before pursuing her Ph.D., Mary was a teacher at the Community Therapeutic Day School in Boston, MA where she worked with children with significant neurological and educational challenges. Dr. Klotz has over 15 years of experience providing evidenced-based treatment and comprehensive assessment across both clinical and school settings. For the last 9 years, she has specialized in providing early childhood autism evaluations.
Dr. Klotz is most interested in the early detection of ASD, including signs and symptoms in late infancy and early toddlerhood, as well as diagnostic assessment to help families access early treatment for the best possible outcomes for their child(ren). She has lived in New Mexico for 19 years and loves her work with children and their families.