Dr. Georgia Bomgardner is a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania as well as a state certified and nationally certified school psychologist. In addition to working at the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, Dr. Bomgardner works as a school psychologist in a secondary setting and as an adjunct professor in Lehigh University’s College of Education. She obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Lehigh University following a pre-doctoral internship at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (where she also completed her post-doctoral internship and works as a full-time school psychologist). Dr. Bomgardner received her Masters of Education in Human Development from Lehigh University and her Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She moved to Bethlehem in 2013 where she currently resides with her husband, their three cats, and their dog.
Dr. Bomgardner specializes in behavioral treatments in general, with an emphasis on supporting adolescents and caregivers in the effective management of problematic or disruptive behaviors and impacted emotions, focusing on problem-solving and skill building through the use of positive behavioral strategies. She has worked extensively with adolescents and their families with a variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic concerns. In working with clients, Dr. Bomgardner strives for empathy, honest communication, and respect in order to build collaborative relationships. In all areas of practice, she relies on evidence-based practices and an individualized approach. As a certified school psychologist, Dr. Bomgardner is also trained in evaluative techniques and educational (including special education) processes and procedures.
In her work at Lehigh University, Dr. Bomgardner teaches graduate level classes in the areas of special education and school psychology, focusing on inclusive practices, assessment, and social-emotional-learning. Additionally, Dr. Bomgardner is committed to community engagement and education and serves on multiple community-based committees focused on mental health, suicide prevention, and trauma-informed practices. Dr. Bomgardner is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.