Dr. Ingrid Boveda Launches The Hive Psychological Services
The Hive Psychological Services is founded on the belief that it takes a group of individuals to effect change within any one person, and that each person’s contribution is just as valuable as the other. “The Hive” was created to uniquely address the assessment needs of clients and their families who need connection, compassion, and who would benefit from a collaborative approach to assessment. The Hive is a reference to a beehive, which is considered a basecamp for a community of bees.
Dr. Ingrid Boveda, who launched The Hive Psychological Services after working in the industry for several years, wanted to create a truly unique and personalized experience for the clients and families she works with. “I always tell parents, ‘You know your child, and I know children. Your contribution to the assessment process is just as valuable as mine and that of your consultant, your child’s therapist, and other helping professionals. My ability to be helpful in this process has depended heavily on the value I place on the contribution of each of these individuals.’”
Among her other areas of expertise, Dr. Boveda has developed a knowledge base in assessing and diagnosing females who may be on the autism spectrum. She recently published an article in the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs titled: “Autism Spectrum Disorder in Girls and Women: Issues with Diagnosis, Unique Experiences, and Intervention”. This arose out of Dr. Boveda’s experiences working with adolescent females who were in treatment and in need of assessment, who had previously been conceptualized from a behavioral or personality disordered lens. “I realized that we as helping professionals knew so little about autism with this population, and because these women often present differently than males on the spectrum, they were being misdiagnosed or otherwise being overlooked for needed intervention, even by clinicians who specialize in spectrum disorders.” Dr. Boveda is regularly educating herself, and the families she works with, about this topic. She hopes to continue to disseminate the information she learns for the benefit of those individuals who need it most.
Dr. Boveda encourages anyone, including parents, consultants, and therapists, to reach out to “The Hive” should they have questions or if they have any assessment needs. Dr. Boveda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 801-410-0995.
Dr. Ingrid Boveda is the Founder of The Hive Psychological Services and provides psychological, neuropsychological, and psychosexual evaluations with children, adolescents, and young adults that are in residential, therapeutic boarding school, and wilderness therapy programs. Dr. Boveda is licensed through PSYPACT, and can therefore practice in most states. She has developed several areas of expertise, including neurodevelopmental assessments with females on the autism spectrum, nonverbal learning disorder (NLD), possible exposure to substances in-utero, functioning following a traumatic brain injury, executive function difficulties, issues around adoption, developmental trauma, issues within the family dynamic that are impacting the client and treatment progress. Dr. Boveda brings compassion and an ability to genuinely connect with clients and their families. She believes in an interdisciplinary approach that equally values the input of the client, family, therapist, and consultant.