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Who We Are

Jaana Niinikoski, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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.

Our Qualifications

Dr. Niinikoski and Dr. Maio are licensed as psychologists by the Board of Examiners in Psychology in Alabama.

Dr. Niinikoski earned her Master’s 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 Bachelor’s 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 Northport Hospital.

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Disclaimer:  You know, we see a disclaimer like this in every ad that lawyers put out, and it probably is a good idea for us to use one, too:  "No representation is made that the quality of the psychological services to be performed is greater than the quality of psychological services performed by other psychologists.  The outcome of assessments or psychotherapy, or individual client satisfaction, cannot be guaranteed and is dependent on many factors.  Material on this site regarding symptoms, disorders, and treatment is informational only.  Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders requires the expertise of a trained professional."

The information on this site regarding psychological disorders and treatment comes from many sources that cannot be credited, simply because they have been integrated over the years into our general knowledge base. However, one important source is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (1994) published by the American Psychiatric Association.