Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Psychiatry
Staff Psychologist, Raleigh TEACCH Center
Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Carolina
Sara Matherly is a psychologist at the Raleigh TEACCH Center. She completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina (USC) and then received a joint appointment internship at USC Pediatrics Child Development and Behavioral Health Clinic and Richland Two School District in Columbia, South Carolina. Sara was excited to return to the Raleigh/ Durham area, her hometown, and TEACCH, having worked with Greensboro TEACCH’s Supported Employment program following her graduation from UNC-CH, to complete her postdoctoral fellowship at Chapel Hill TEACCH. She specializes in the identification of autism spectrum disorders and has extensive training in interventions tailored for children with autism spectrum disorders. She also has specialized training in behavioral approaches to promote development, particularly in early childhood. Sara has joined the TEACCH for Toddlers (TFT) program, blending her knowledge of Structured TEACCHing with naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention strategies. She is a member of the Right from the Start Strategic Planning Committee which works to expand detection and evidence-based early intervention practices for children and families with autism in our home communities. Sara also provides telehealth consultative services for mental health providers across the state of North Carolina through the UNC Project ECHO Autism program. She has an interest in early childhood as well as supporting families in coordination of care and service delivery across the lifespan and across agencies.