New CAN Clinic Psychologists Offers Additional Treatment and Services for Adults

Dr. Sara McCracken

The CAN Clinic is happy to introduce Dr. Sara McCracken, our newest clinical psychologist who joined our team this year. Dr. McCracken is a Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents and adults. After completing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C., she received postdoctoral training as a Psychology Fellow at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center and The George Washington University Medical Center. There her clinical research interests focused on executive functioning and social cognition. Dr. McCracken has worked with individuals throughout the lifespan, across a range of settings, including schools, outpatient centers, and hospitals, and has acquired expertise in assessment and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. At the CAN Clinic, Dr. McCracken provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments, is a member of the multidisciplinary diagnostic team, and provides a variety of treatment services in both individual and group capacities.

Dr. McCracken is pleased to be starting therapeutic groups for autistic adults. Autistic Adults: Independence and Mental Health (AAIM) groups will provide both education and support, and offer a way for adults on the spectrum to connect and learn from each other. Topics may include: building independence, goal setting, coping skills, mindfulness, neurodiversity, and more. For now, groups will meet virtually. Please contact the CAN clinic at or 310-794-4008 for more information on groups starting soon, or to be placed on our waiting list for future groups.