Draycen D. DeCator

Doctoral Candidate

A website maintained by Draycen DeCator. It contains content related to many subjects (psychology, health, statistics, grad school, and more), and professional materials (such as a copy of Draycen's CV, and materials to make your own!).




My training is in clinical child psychology. During my training, I have specialized in a field called pediatric psychology, which focuses on working with children who have medical conditions. But my goal is to extend my work beyond standard clinical care.

My longterm goal is to help as many families and students as possible. One of the best ways that can be done is to share information and resources. Not only that, but it needs to be done in a way that's user-friendly and helpful. Research articles are important, but they do little to directly help people.

That's why I created this website. My goal is to share helpful information with all of you, in a way that's easy to understand, easy to access, and easy to share.

When working with a family, I try to involve both parents and children. That allows me to adapt evidence-based treatments for each family depending on their wants, needs, situation, and so on. The content I create and share is meant to fulfill a similar goal. My intent is for the information to be adaptable, and to apply to everyone in your family.

Of course, that means I need your help. In order to best serve all of you, I appreciate suggestions for content to share, ways this website can be improved, and so on. Everyone is welcome to use the "Contact Me" button throughout my website. Comments on posts are also welcome, and can be done anonymously.

So please, enjoy the content on this website, and feel free to participate in discussions. This is meant to be a place that benefits everyone. By participating and letting me know what things will be most helpful, you'll also help me become a better researcher and clinician. Afterall, the most important parts of our job are to listen to, and understand, those that we are hoping to help.

Thank you for coming to my website. Hopefully it will serve you well.

-Draycen D. DeCator, M.A.


Want to show your support?

It takes a lot of time and effort to create content that is useful and easily accessible. Unfortunately, doing so does very little to help cover day-to-day living expenses. That means I need your help in order to keep this website going.

Every bit of support helps. Even just commenting on a blog post or sharing a link to my site with a friend means a lot. That helps to grow the community here, which also means more of you can contribute and learn from one another. It also helps me feel more invested in improving this site and the information available to you.

And if you're able, donations are greatly appreciated. Keeping this site live comes at a cost, as does devoting time to making improvements here. By making a donation, you will be helping to support not only this website, but my training as well. To make a donation, you can click the "Donate" button at the bottom of the page. Or, you can subscribe to me on Patreon using the button below.

Purchases from my store also serve as a donation, and you get helpful content as a thank you. The cost of items in the store is relatively low, as my intent is not to put the resources behind a paywall. If you can't afford to purchase something from the store page, let me know and I'm happy to share what I can.