Christine M. Rankin, Ph.D. ("Dr. Chris") earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in psychology, and her master´s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Rankin completed her internship concentrating on clinical child psychology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children´s Hospital. The supervised experience during her postdoctoral residency year and subsequent few years working at Behavioral Consultants, PC (St. Louis, Missouri) allowed her the freedom to develop her creativity as a therapist, taught her about group therapy and its effectiveness, and most importantly, introduced her to her first child client with Asperger´s Syndrome. Since that time, as a clinical child psychologist and licensed health service provider in Missouri, Dr. Rankin´s training has allowed her to provide accurate assessment and treatment of all children and adolescents. Moreover, she has developed a particular interest and expertise in the psychological, social and family issues of those individuals with High Functioning Autism and Asperger´s Syndrome. The bulk of her private practice includes assessing and working with adults, adolescents, children and their families with High Functioning Autism and Asperger´s Syndrome. Goals typically include understanding the Autistic spectrum, identifying the child´s/adult´s emotional needs, assisting with behavior management and reconnecting as a family.