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About Dr. Panter

Beyond her professional experiences, Dr. Panter lives life to the fullest. She has worked as a Christian Education Director, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and teaches Sunday School and Bible study classes. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, grew up as a Navy brat, and is married to a retired Air Force pilot. She participates in dog obedience training, recently learned to knit, and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for her kids’ school. Her top priority? Spending as much time as she can with her four children and six grandchildren.


When people ask me about my counseling approach or how I manage a particular issue, my answer is, "It depends." In part, it depends on the client. That is, what isn't working right? How can I help? It depends on the context. Where & when is it happening? It depends on...well, you get the idea.

My job is to work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals and helps you get where you want to go. Throughout this process, I bring my particular expertise to bear, but you are key here. You decide what you need. You define the issues. And I provide support with a little insight and guidance along the way.

  We will work together. I want to get to know you and to understand your successes and challenges. As cliche as it sounds, I want to help you do & be your best. Let's talk.

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Dr. Panter offers a full range of psychological services:

·  Psychoeducational assessment (testing)

·  Therapy

·  Behavioral management

·  Educational services
She specializes in the diagnosis & treatment of a full range of disorders, including:

·  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

·  Autism Spectrum Disorders

·  Specific Learning Disabilities

·  Anxiety Disorders

Testing or Assessment?

Testing is an objective measure of some type of behavior - problem-solving, reading, attention span. Testing is important, but its scope is limited. So Dr. Panter conducts assessments. Assessment is more complex and is designed to answer questions (e.g., Why can't I learn algebra?) by gathering information from a variety of sources and using a range of methods. Testing is critical to the assessment process, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.

The assessment process does not end after the testing is done. Rather, Dr. Panter will work with you to understand a diagnosis, access resources, and services, develop an intervention plan, and consult with schools and colleges. Dr. Panter begins with testing but goes well beyond to support you throughout the evaluation process.

Behavior Management

One of the most critical steps to success when helping children with behavioral and educational issues is a consistent style of engagement designed to address the overall success of the child. Dr. Panter is glad to work with parents and teachers to build consensus and to ensure parents and teachers present a united front, using behavioral management techniques that are straightforward, effective, and meaningful.


Dr. Panter provides therapy to individuals of all ages, from children to adults. When she counsels children and teens, she also works closely with parents to make sure they have the support they need for the changes they and their children are making.

Educational Services

Dr. Panter works with students, parents, and educators to solve learning problems. A psychoeducational assessment is the first step in dealing with learning challenges. Once the problem is diagnosed, students need help knowing what to do next. Dr. Panter will work with you to develop effective learning strategies and to consult with the faculty and staff at your school or college to identify appropriate accommodations for you.

Memphis Center for Women & Family Therapy
5154 Stage Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
Insurances Accepted:
Call to see if we will accept your carrier
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • BlueCare
  • Cigna
  • Edna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
Appointment Days:
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Don't know where to start? Let's Talk!

The solution to any problem starts with identifying opportunities for growth and discovering the root of any issues. So that is where we will start. Then customize the smartest path forward.