Clinical Psychology Faculty

Kim Klein, PhD, LP
Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Dr. Klein has been a pediatric neuropsychologist in the community for more than 25 years. Previously, she was appointed in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at University of Minnesota Hospital. She started the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. For the past 21 years, she has been the Director of Neuropsychology at Fraser. She served on the Autism Task Force with the Minnesota Legislature and has particular interest in Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussive Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Dr. Jael Jaffe-Talberg, Ph.D., LP
Postdoctoral Residency Training Director, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jaffe-Talberg has specialized experience in psychological evaluation for autism and differential mental health diagnosis from early childhood to young adulthood. She has particular experience in assessment of children, birth through age 5, having completed the State of Minnesota Advanced Case Studies DC:0-3R for Licensed Mental Health Professionals and received training in DC: 0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg also has extensive experience in providing family and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with a specialization in play therapy and relational modalities of treatment. She is passionate about girls’ and women’s issues, men and masculinity, and commitment to diversity and multicultural awareness in treatment. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg obtained her Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University-Chicago Campus. She provides supervision and training for intervention and evaluations, and is deeply invested in the training of pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents.


Kelly Haack, Ph.D., LP
Clinical Services Manager, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Haack has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations for children, ages birth through 18, using a variety of assessment tools and instruments to measure development, cognitive ability, academic aptitude, adaptive functioning and social, emotional and behavioral functioning. She has particular experience in assessment of children, birth through age 5, having completed the State of Minnesota Advanced Case Studies DC:0-3R for Licensed Mental Health Professionals and attended the DC:0-5 Introduction to the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health at the 2016 Zero to Three Annual Conference. She provides clinical supervision and management to Fraser evaluation teams, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral interns and practicum students. Dr. Haack obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been licensed in Minnesota since 2009.


Jessica Dodge, Ph.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Dodge grew up in Minnesota and moved to Philadelphia to obtain her bachelor’s degree at Haverford College and her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Temple University. She has worked as a Behavior Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with children with developmental disorders for over ten years. Dr. Dodge also worked with the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for over five years as a consultant who supported the implementation of evidence-based practices with early intervention and school-based students with autism in a large urban school district. After obtaining her PhD from Temple University in the School Psychology program, Dr. Dodge moved back to her hometown and became a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota in 2016. Dr. Dodge has extensive psychological assessment experience with children and adults in both clinical and school-based settings. Dr. Dodge provides clinical supervision for postdoctoral residents, doctoral interns, and BCBA candidates.


Julisa Duenas, Ph.D., LP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Julisa Duenas obtained a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (Boys Town site) and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida. Through these experiences, Dr. Duenas obtained generalized training in evidence-based practices for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as specialized training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Her work at Fraser focuses on psychological assessment and evaluation for mental health diagnoses, using a range of tests that assess cognitive, adaptive, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. She also provides supervision and training for pre-doctoral practicum students and interns.


Jessica Vaughan-Jensen, Ph.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Vaughan-Jensen has experience providing mental health services to children and their families within school systems and outpatient mental health agencies. In particular, she has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations for children, using a variety of assessment tools and instruments to measure development, cognitive ability, academic aptitude, adaptive functioning, and social, emotional and behavioral functioning. Dr. Vaughan-Jensen has training and experience conducting evaluations with children ages birth through 18, with a particular interest in the assessment of children ages birth through 5. She has completed the State of Minnesota Advanced Case Studies DC: 0-3R for Licensed Mental Health Professionals and received training in DC: 0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health. Dr. Vaughan-Jensen obtained her PhD from Texas A&M University and became licensed in Minnesota in 2017. She provides clinical supervision for doctoral interns and residents.


Nicholas Spangler, Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Spangler received his Psy.D from the University of St. Thomas, and completed both his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Fraser. He has experience in completing neuropsychological evaluations with children and adolescents, and also completes adult evaluations to assess for autism spectrum disorder. He has also previously worked in group home and in-home therapy settings for children and adults with a variety of diagnoses. He has been formally trained in exposure-response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding behaviors. Dr. Spangler currently spends most of his professional time completing neuropsychological and adult autism evaluations, and continues to provide a small amount of individual therapy to adults on the autism spectrum.


Jennica Tomassoni, Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Tomassoni obtained her Psy.D. in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s University in 2016. Throughout graduate school Dr. Tomassoni worked at Courage Kenny alongside neuropsychologist conducting assessments with adults who had a history medical difficulties including strokes, heart attacks, and brain injuries. She trained as an intern in psychological assessments and evaluations in a variety of settings including children and teen mental health inpatient units, juvenile detention centers, residential treatment centers, and the outpatient setting. Dr. Tomassoni has worked with children as young as three up through adults, with specialized training in assessing for autism spectrum disorder and a wide range of other mental health diagnoses. Since coming to Fraser in 2021, she has narrowed her focus to completing psychological evaluations to children ages three through 17.