The Psychologists

All of the Shorewood Psychology professionals are trained at the doctoral level in clinical or counseling psychology. Doctoral level training means at least four years of education beyond the bachelor’s degree plus a year of internship and one or more years of post-doctoral supervision. Psychologists understand, use (and conduct) research to better understand their clients’ difficulties and design effective treatment approaches. We rest our practices on well researched therapies and extensive knowledge of personality development, influences of culture, gender and identity as well as individual and family dynamics.

Gay Deitrich-MacLean, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.” - Carl Jung

I offer individual, couple and family therapy as well as psychological and neuropsychological evaluation for adults and children. I am passionate about helping couples and families resolve conflicts and develop a compassionate understanding of each other to heal old hurts and build a happier future. I enjoy providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I am energized by helping children and adolescents using psychological and neuropsychological evaluation to understand why they struggle in school, have challenges with anxiety or depression and engage in behaviors that interfere with their success and happiness.

Although I have over 25 years of experience, I am continually updating my skills with consultation and in-depth training in psychological approaches that have a record of effectiveness. My foundational training was in clinical child and family psychology at Vanderbilt University at Children’s Hospital and Judge Baker Children’s Center through the Harvard Medical School Psychology Internship Consortium. I established my practice in Madison in 2015, moving here for my husband’s new position at the University of Wisconsin. For eighteen years prior I had a practice in Wyoming and prior to that I practiced in Nashville Tennessee. I am now enjoying the many professional, recreational and social opportunities of my new home in Madison.

Read more about Gay and her areas of expertise here.

Peter C. Jackson, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” - Aristotle

I provide a variety of psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. My services include psychological testing and assessment, neuropsychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. I enjoy working with people in discovering with them the obstacles they see in their way, and helping them to move past them in reaching their potential. My clinical practice in both psychological assessment and psychotherapy aims to support individuals (or their parents) gain new understanding about themselves (or their child). I believe that learning new perspectives about ourselves are important, not only because of what they point to, but also because of what they leave behind: those old ways at looking at ourselves that no longer serve us. It is rewarding for me to see individuals gain new insight into themselves, and the possibilities it brings toward meaningful change in their lives. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology at The Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA. I am a licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin and I have practiced in the Madison, Wisconsin area for nearly 25 years.

Read more about Peter here.

Elizabeth H. Winston, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

“I think we find the courage and motivation to change once we feel truly understood and accepted.”

I am a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Psychology and French. At Colorado State University, I earned a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, conducting research in the areas of women in math and science and health psychology. I completed a pre-doctoral clinical and health psychology internship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, where I received extensive training in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Born in New York City and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I have experience with and appreciation for a wide range of people, locales and perspectives. Many clients have said that I have been the most helpful therapist they have ever worked with.

My career has included working as a VA Psychologist, in a large group practice in Madison, and in independent private practice. My areas of expertise include:

  • psychotherapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, academic or work performance issues, work/family balance, and parenting
  • couples and adult family therapy
  • fertility/surrogacy assessments
  • collaborative assessments
  • consultation to business and to other mental health professionals

Read more about Elizabeth here.