Dr. Niinikoski provides
psychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, and group therapy to children,
adolescents, and adults.
Special areas of
interest include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, test
anxiety, stress management, depression, grief reactions, and panic disorder.
Dr. Niinikoski also
offers psychological testing for the school system's gifted program and provides training
in positive parenting and discipline.
Joseph E. Maio,
Dr. Maio works with
people from young adulthood through old age.
Dr. Maio offers
individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. He also does psychological testing to measure
intellectual abilities, memory, attention problems, and personality characteristics.
Special areas of
interest include depression and bipolar disorder, grief reactions, anxiety disorders (such
as obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder), substance abuse, Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder, stress management, and dementia. Dr. Maio also provides
psychotherapy for relationship issues, divorce adjustment, the stress associated with
being a family caregiver, and survivors of traumatic events.
Dr. Niinikoski and Dr.
Maio are licensed as psychologists by the Board of Examiners in Psychology in Alabama.
Dr. Niinikoski earned
her Masters degree from the University of Helsinki in her native Finland, and later
was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Oregon from 1987 to 1988. Dr. Niinikoski
completed her doctorate at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1995. She is an
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama. She is fluent in English,
Finnish, and Swedish.
Dr. Maio earned his
Bachelors degree from Arizona State University in 1979 and his doctorate from the
University of Alabama in 1985. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of
Alabama and serves on the Advisory Board to the North Harbor Psychiatric Pavilion at