I earned my Ph.D. in Neuropsychology at the Stanford Consortium-Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, CA where I also earned a Masters of Science in Neuroscience from Stanford University. While at Stanford University I was also awarded a Fellowship in Pediatric Neuroimaging. Further, I have a second Masters in Psychology from New York University. My doctoral residency in Neuropsychology was at Yale University School of Medicine and Post-Doctoral studies in Adult and Pediatric Neuropsychology were at the University of Connecticut Medical Center, John Dempsey Hospital. I have also trained at the Palo Alto VA in CA and Gaylord Hospital in CT.
My interests are in the biological underpinnings of neuropsychiatric disorders including mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury and the various degenerative disorders. In practice I specialize in pediatric, adult and geriatric neuropsychology, return to work and fitness for duty evaluations, hardship evaluations for immigration and IME's within a legal context.
I have thirty years of experience as a school psychologist for high school, middle school, and elementary school students. In that capacity, I performed psychological and educational testing, group and individual counseling, including crisis, grief, anxiety, substance abuse, divorce/blended families counseling, and understanding and coping with one’s disabilities. My background also includes private psycho-educational testing and counseling, as well as advocacy for children and adults.
In addition, I have over ten years of experience in the field of special education, including teaching in a public school system and the development and implementation of a special education program in a private high school as well as providing college counseling for the entire spectrum of the student body.
I have earned a dual major Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Secondary Education, a Masters of Science in Special Education (K-12), and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology.