Sandra Sommers, PhD


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
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
Internship - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA
Undergraduate - Ball State University
Muncie, IN USA
Graduate - Ball State University
Muncie, IN USA

Specialty Interests

anxiety disorders, clinical behavioral pediatrics, pediatric behavioral medicine,

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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