Ms. Van Detta received a B.A. from the University of Montevallo in 1975 and a M.A. from The University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1980. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, having worked first as a mental health therapist and then as a satellite coordinator for 16 years before going into private practice. She is licensed by the State of Alabama as a licensed psychological technician. She is also certified nationally by the Board of Certified Psychometrists. She joined Ackerson and Associates in 2009 and functions primarily as Dr. Joseph Ackerson’s assistant conducting psychological and neuropsychological testing.