Dr. Cartmell is a seasoned clinician in the realm of child and adolescent psychology, who specializes in navigating issues such as oppositional behavior, anger control, anxiety, depression, and building strong relationships both with peers and within families.  With an engaging and enjoyable style, Dr. Cartmell will assist your kids in learning critical skills for better thinking and behavior.  He will work alongside your child, involving them in their own journey in a fun, interactive way, helping them understand and conquer their challenges. 

With a Psy.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary, internships and postdoc work at esteemed institutions like Wright State University and the Children’s Hospital Guidance Centers in Columbus, OH, and over 25 years of experience in private practice, Todd brings a wealth of experience to each session. He is also the author of six faith-based parenting books, a testament to his dedication to improving family life. 

Todd is a psychologist who understands the power of connection. Away from his office, you might find him engrossed in a C.S. Lewis book or playing jazz piano at a local restaurant.  His love for games, from Jackbox to board games, reflects his belief in the power of fun and interactive learning. He’s even been known to dive into the humorous world of Captain Underpants, underscoring his ability to connect with children on their level. Listening to Kirk Franklin and others, he appreciates the role of inspirational music in uplifting and feeding our spirits. 

With Todd, you’re not just getting a seasoned professional, but a relatable, understanding guide who is dedicated to empowering your child or teen on their path to stronger mental health and better relationships.  


  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
  • Internship at Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • Postdoc residency through WSU, at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH
  • 25 years in private group practice in Wheaton, IL
  • Two years at Southeast Psych Nashville before moving to SEP Charlotte to be closer to family 

Author of six parenting books and has conducted or participated in numerous parenting workshops/conferences and associated radio/TV/podcast interviews 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Oppositional behavior
  • Anger control
  • Behavioral parent guidance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Family communication
  • Sibling relationships
  • Social Skills
  • ADHD/Psychoeducational evaluations 

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