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Sandra Sommers, PhD

216.986.4000

Sandra Sommers, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2002

Sandra Sommers, PhD
Department: Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Contract Staff
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code IN20
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
WorkAppointment:216.986.4000
WorkFax:216.986.4920
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Sandra K. Sommers, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. She sees patients at the Independence Family Health Center.

Dr. Sommers completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and she earned her doctorate degree in counseling psychology from University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

Her specialty interests include anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral disorders, Aspergers/PDD Disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, psycho-educational evaluations.

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1995
Internship - Kent State University
Psychology
Kent, OH USA
1992
Undergraduate - Ball State University
Muncie, IN USA
1976
Graduate - Ball State University
Muncie, IN USA
1975

Specialty Interests

anxiety disorders, clinical behavioral pediatrics, pediatric behavioral medicine,

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As of 10/22/2014, Dr. Sommers has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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