Caitlin Rissler




  • BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University


  • Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt School of Nursing


  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program trainee


  • Preceptorship at Vanderbilt Center for Child Development



  • Volunteered with Vanderbilt’s Next Step postsecondary education program for young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities


  • Worked in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric practice in Charlotte, NC


  • Member of Autism Collaborative groups to support optimal care of children with autism in communities


About Caitlin

Caitlin returns to her hometown of Nashville with her husband and son to live near family and close friends and is thrilled to introduce you to her specialty practice.

Caitlin is a developmental-behavioral nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, behavioral, or mental health concerns.

Her expertise stemmed from a passion for autism spectrum disorders and evolved, through education and experience, to encompass other diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and many others. She also possesses the unique ability to piece together symptoms that do not fit into a clear-cut diagnostic category, and she addresses the complexities of the individual rather than isolated concerns.

She understands the importance of creating personalized treatment plans and values collaboration with parents, schools, and other providers involved in the client’s care.

Caitlin’s clinical style is personable, empathetic, direct, and thorough.

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