Dr. Megan Lavado, Psy.D., owner and clinical director of Lavado Psychological Services is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment of autism, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, mood disorders and a range of psychiatric disorders. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Lavado provides you with an accurate clinical diagnosis and is dedicated to offer detailed recommendations helping you succeed and reach your highest potential. Dr. Lavado received her bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and her Doctoral Degree at Albizu University, with a concentration in Neuropsychology. She completed her internship at the Neurobehavioral Institute of Miami where she gained extensive experience administering neuropsychological assessments and services to patients with complex physical, medical, and neurological disorders in both outpatient and post-acute inpatient rehabilitation settings.

Dr. Lavado completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Weston Psychological Associates where she gained further proficiency administering psychological assessments to patients diagnosed with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, among other medical and psychological disorders. Dr. Lavado’s experiences incorporate a wide range of clinical settings, including positions as an emergency and assessment clinician, behavioral assistant, and mental health therapist for reputable organizations such as Citrus Health Network, Dade Family Counseling, and Chrysalis Health. Dr. Lavado holds certifications in Cross Battery Assessment, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2), and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R). She is highly passionate about conducting evaluations for diagnostic clarity in order to provide guidance and support for clients and families and strives to continuously identify effective treatment, intervention and accommodations.

Professional Certification:

  • ADOS-2
  • Cross-Battery Assessment


Dr. Inda proudly serves children, adolescents, and young adults and is passionate about combining her specializations in behavior analysis and psychotherapy in order to best meet the needs of her clients and their families. Currently, Dr. Inda provides therapeutic services, emphasizing a welcoming and collaborative approach as well as psychological evaluations in order to provide diagnostic clarifications and accurate treatment recommendations.

She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Albizu University in 2020 and has been working predominantly with children, adolescents, and families since 2008. Dr. Inda completed her post-doctoral residency in the Citrus Health Network Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU) and the Juvenile Addictions Receiving Facility (JARF) and focused on developing crisis de-escalation and stabilization skills while facilitating individual, group, and family therapy.  She fulfilled her clinical internship with the Miami Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) where she gained additional experience working with children, parents, teachers, and school personnel in the Head Start program. Dr. Inda also worked extensively with the substance abuse population in individual and group inpatient settings. She gained additional therapeutic experience with children, adolescents, and families while working in the Inpatient Crisis Unit and Intensive Outpatient Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (NCH). She has worked with court-mandated cases including co-parenting and groups for adolescents.

Her experiences branch out to implementing psychological evaluations, particularly psycho-educational and developmental assessments. Dr. Inda is also a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and has several years of experience working with children diagnosed with developmental and behavioral difficulties. As a behavior analyst, she has had the opportunity to provide training to parents, teachers, and staff members on effective behavioral strategies and interventions and clinical supervision to Registered Behavioral Technicians. She is an advocate for early and intensive intervention and strives to continuously provide families with empowerment and support throughout the process.

Professional Certification:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
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Dr. Fernandez received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2021 and her master’s degree in psychology in 2018. She attained her master’s degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2015. Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Florida.

Her research interests include primarily pediatric-focused topics related to autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopment disorders. In her journal article, she investigated how jurors perceived defendants with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder in a criminal trial. She is expanding the knowledge to help understand high functioning autism in the justice system and treatment of anxiety and depression in adolescents with autism. She cares deeply about advocating for neurodiversity.

During her clinical training she worked at Citrus Health Network’s collaboration with the F.I.U. Embrace Program. The Medical Center promotes health, wellness, and overall functioning for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. She has provided academic and behavioral consultative services to various school personnel and families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. She has experience conducting developmental, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adults. She adopts primarily a cognitive behavior approach in psychotherapy and has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Fernandez holds certifications in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2), and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R).  In addition to clinical work, she is an adjunct faculty member at Albizu University teaching social psychology. Dr. Fernandez takes great pride in her early professional work for almost seventeen years as a national board-certified teacher in Broward County schools.