Artemis Associates, LLC is a woman-owned business that promotes resilience for children, families, and communities. Grounded in direct service and person-centered care, Artemis Associates conducts assessments, provides consultation and training, engages in research, develops and shares knowledge, and advocates for compassionate, high-quality services for children and families in need. Unbounded, passionate, and purposeful, Artemis Associates will go the distance to ensure all children, families, and their providers are seen, heard, and understood.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of children, families, and the systems that serve them.

Consultation & Training

As an organizational consultant and trainer, I create authentic, values based partnerships and share evidence based, best practices to support staff and organizational development. My expertise is in developing environments that foster resilience; not just for clients, but for staff. Your priorities guide the process. Training and consultation services are tailored to meet your needs, at your pace.

My Background

Since 1989 I have worked with children and families affected by trauma and adversity. I have successfully designed programs and built organizations to support trauma-informed, resiliency based, service delivery. At the national level, I work to address policies and disseminate comprehensive solutions to address child and family homelessness. I served as a policy mentor for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being at Chapin Hall, and am the 2016 recipient of the Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award from Antioch University.

Approach to Assessment

Assessment lies at the core of all work with children and families. To support healthy development, parents, teachers, and providers must understand a child’ unique strengths and needs. At Strong Roots Counseling I provide neurodevelopmental and psychological assessment of children age 0-17 years to identify learning needs, developmental delays and strengths, and clarify behavioral or diagnostic questions.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Authentic Relationships
  • Passion, Purpose, Persistence
  • Quality and Excellence
  • Engaged Action

“I have been consistently impressed by Dr. DeCandia’s consistent, committed, and innovative integration of professional psychology practices with a social justice mission. For her exceptional commitment, Antioch honored her with the 2016 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award.”– Susan E. Hawes, PhD, Professor, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

2016 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award

Listen to Dr. DeCandia’s acceptance speech for the 2016 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award at Antioch University, New England where she discusses her passion, purpose, persistence, and importance of relationships and engaged action.