Batgirl’s Psychologist Works at Hathaway-Sycamores

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in News, Press | 0 comments

That’s right, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ Dr. Andrea Letamendi is Batgirl’s psychologist and The Atlantic has published her story!

Much like the comic book heroes she loves, as a doctoral student, Letamendi was leading a double life. She was a model student by day, comic book fanatic by night and a cosplay enthusiast on the weekends.

Batgirl's Psychologist Works at Hathaway-Sycamores

Letamendi (lower left) dressed as Artemis at a comic book convention.

Click here to read all about her backstory in a great profile feature in The Atlantic, and discover how Letemendi’s world of superheroes and villains and her professional work in psychology merged when she was contacted by Gail Simone, the author of the Batgirl comic series for some professional advice for Batgirl. Letamendi was surprised when she read the next issue of the comic to discover that she had been turned into a character in the story, Batgirl’s psychologist.

Everyone at Hathaway-Sycamores is very proud of the work Dr. Letamendi does both as Batgirl’s psychologist and as Assistant Director Clinical Training at Hathaway-Sycamores. You can follow Letamendi on twitter @ArkhamAsylumDoc, and read more of her insights in her blog, Under the Mask, a collection of posts featuring in-depth perspectives about heroes and villains and the people who love them.

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