Before earning his doctorate in psychology, Dr. Riley worked selling toys in a department store, as a carpenter, delivery driver, farmhand, clown, warehouse worker and forklift driver, graphic artist, editor, and owner/operator of a screen printing business.
Along the way, he found time to marry and help rear three children (Nicole, Kara and Andrew), coaching baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball, and cheering on everything else. He is a surprisingly unskilled amateur musician, woodworker, and juggler who subscribes to the idea that aging is inevitable, but maturity is not. Dr. Riley and his wife, Debra, make their home in Elkhorn, a small community on the western edge of Omaha,
Before moving to his current full-time private practice, Dr. Riley spent several years as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During his time at UNMC, he directed the Attention Deficit and Related Disorders Diagnostic Clinic and the Outreach Behavioral Health Clinics program. In addition, he acted as the team psychologist for traveling specialty clinics for Genetics and Medically Handicapped Children, working closely with physicians and other medical and educational professionals in communities across the state.
Dr. Riley also has served on the faculties of the University of Nebraska and Bellevue University. He has made numerous presentations and conducted workshops for parents, mental health and medical professionals, educators, and child care workers. Dr. Riley is currently part of a group of twelve psychologists in a building shared with a pediatric medical clinic. His practice emphasizes work with children, adolescents, and families on a range of behavioral, emotional, and adjustment problems with special emphases on anxiety, stress and pain management, mood disorders, and ADD/ADHD.