Hello, I'm Eva Kowalewicz
My goal is to support families in understanding their children’s unique needs and strengths and to use that information to develop solutions to help children be their best at school, in their communities, and at home.
Eva Kowalewicz, PhD, LEP, NCSP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Educational Psychologist
Understanding what treatment options are available to children and families at school and through the medical system can feel challenging and overwhelming. I want to help guide and coach families in accessing appropriate treatments and activities to help their children thrive.
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. I have over 10 years of experience working in public education, including 5 years in management. In addition, I spent over 3 years working in a medical/hospital setting. I completed a Pediatric Post-Doctoral Fellowship with an Associate Professor from Northwestern University at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago. My post-doctoral training included participation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research projects examining early correlates of reading disabilities and neuropsychological correlates of craniofacial conditions. I also provided family psychological services, psychotherapy, and comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological evaluations to individuals ages 0 to 22 served by Shriners.
I attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for my undergraduate studies and completed a master’s degree at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia where I was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. I also graduated “with distinction” from a top 10 American Psychological Association (APA) accredited school psychology doctoral program at Loyola University Chicago. At Loyola, I also worked as an Adjunct Professor teaching classes on disabilities, special education legislation, and behavioral management. My dissertation was published in a top tier school psychology journal, School Psychology Quarterly and I have also co-authored/published several journal articles, delivered trainings to parent and professional groups, and presented at numerous conferences such as the APA Pediatric Psychology Conference. I also hold specialized credentials in autism assessment, bilingual assessment, and behavioral management/interventions. I am fluently bilingual in Polish.
In addition, to my role at Minds by Design, I also work as a Diagnostic Clinical Psychologist specializing in autism assessment at the Center for Social Dynamics and for the Sunnyvale School District completing psychoeducational evaluations for private school students.