About Dr. Carol McLean

Dr. Carol McLean graduated from Indiana State University in 2001 with a Ph.D. in School Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in psychological assessment for individuals from birth through the life span. Carol McLean, Ph.D.She specializes in numerous developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Learning Disabilities.

Dr. McLean completed her internship at Riley Hospital for Children, Child Development Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also worked for seven years in the public school setting as a district wide psychologist. She founded DEPS over ten years ago in order to provide families and children the best of both clinical and educational psychological services in a private setting. She and is committed to providing the highest quality psychological assessment to children and their families. She collaborates with schools, psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, and other therapists to get your child the help they need.

Dr. McLean is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register has stringent requirements for education, internship and experience as a health care professional in order to qualify for membership. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. McLean completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Arizona State University in 1993. She completed her master’s degree in school psychology from University of Kentucky in 1995. She is originally from Edmonton Alberta Canada and has lived in Scottsdale, AZ since 1986.


Words of praise for Dr. McLean:

“Before coming to Dr. McLean my son hated school and was so frustrated we did not know how to help him anymore. Homework took hours to complete, he was in tears daily and felt he was “dumb”. After being evaluated and really understanding why school was so difficult we completed her program. Within weeks we started to see improvements in attitude and confidence. Since completing the program my son enjoys school and sees himself as “smart.” So many things that were a struggle for him now flow. We are so grateful Dr. Mclean was able to help and turn my son’s school experience around.”
Jennifer D. Scottsdale, Parent

“My daughter’s teacher had recommended retention due to poor reading. We had her evaluated for special education services and she did not qualify despite failing grades. We brought her to Dr. McLean and she was reevaluated so we could understand her needs better. After completing Visualizing and Verbalizing her reading comprehension skills skyrocketed. For the first time she was able to understand what she was reading and she was able to translate her understanding verbally and in writing. We are so thrilled with her progress. By the end of the school year she was passing and enjoying school for the first time. We are so glad we did not retain her and took her to see Dr. McLean. She no now longer experiences learning difficulties and her self-esteem is so much better.”
Suzanne M. Mesa, Parent