Nicole Buerkens, Ph.D


Nicole has over 15 years of experience helping hundreds of families impacted by autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and other neurodevelopmental conditions. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s in Special Education, and is trained in numerous specialty areas relating to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. A licensed clinical psychologist, Nicole is the Founder and Director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan. She and her team are dedicated to exceptional evaluation and treatment services, research on parent-child interaction and relationships, and professional training on best practices. With a background in child development, classroom teaching, and family-based therapy, Dr. Beurkens is a published author, international consultant and speaker, and award-winning therapist. Her work has been highlighted by numerous online and print publications, and she’s an expert media source.  She and her team at Horizons publish an award-winning newsletter for thousands of subscribers each week, and have hundreds of articles and resources available for parents and professionals at