We are a team of neuropsychologists and therapists aimed at providing assessment and cognitive behavioral therapy to children, teens, and young adults from childhood through adults. We love our work and look forward to helping you reach a brighter tomorrow.
Helen Tam, PhD
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Helen Tam, PhD, received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences from Penn State University after completing a Master’s degree in Physiological Neurosciences from UCLA with specialization in Neuroendocrinology as well as a Master’s degree in Psychology in the Child Clinical Track from Penn State University. She completed her post-doctoral training at NYU in the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, where she now acts as a volunteer professor. Dr. Tam is licensed as a psychologist in NY and NJ. Throughout her experience as a neuropsychologist, Dr. Tam has gained expertise in assessing children and young adults affected with a variety of challenges, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, specific learning disabilities, brain injuries, and secondary effects of cancer and cardiac events.
Maria LaPorta, PsyD
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Maria LaPorta, PsyD, received her Doctor of Psychology degree from St. John’s University. Before pursuing her doctorate, Dr. LaPorta interned at the Albert Ellis Institute, a world-renowned training institute for a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, REBT. During her training, Dr. LaPorta gained experience working in public school systems, children’s psychiatric wards, and a college counseling center. She was awarded the departmental honor for “Outstanding Clinical Potential in Psychology”. During her post-doctoral education, she received specific training and experience in neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy with adults. In addition, Dr. LaPorta is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is Board Certified in Biofeedback to provide clients with stress-reduction training for anxiety. Given her experiences, Dr. LaPorta now provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy to individuals from childhood through adulthood and adapts her approach to meet each unique individual’s needs. She also provides neuropsychological assessment services.
Marina Goldenberg, LAC # 2398
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Marina Goldenberg, LAC # 2398, is working under the supervision of Dr. Catherine O’Sullivan as she accrues hours towards full licensure. Marina completed her Bachelor’s degree at NYU with degrees in Psychology and Russian Studies. She earned her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Adelphi University in the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She has experience in working with diverse populations in addressing familial and crisis related concerns. She has worked in a college counseling center, in a hospital center as a victim advocate, and as a clinician in Children’s Aide Society, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern NJ, and CarePlus NJ. Marina is presently accruing hours towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. O’Sullivan, where she practices Cognitive Behavior Therapy and parent training while fostering her passion for maternal mental health.
Catherine O’Sullivan, Psy.D.
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Catherine O’Sullivan, Psy.D., received her Doctor of Psychology degree from St. John’s University. Dr. O’Sullivan achieved membership in Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi, and Alpha Chi Honor Societies, and she was awarded the Dr. Erica Wick Vincentian Mission Award for her commitment to helping those in need.
Throughout her training and professional experience in the field of Psychology, Dr. O’Sullivan developed skills in neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, psychotherapy, parent training, and behavioral management of children and young adults. She has received training in many institutions, including schools in Rockland County, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYU Child Study Center in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, and the Center for Psychological Services at St. John’s University. She also has specific training and experience in working with individuals affected with a range of developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Dr. O’Sullivan has specialized experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, working with children on the Autism Spectrum, helping children with a history of chronic school failure, brain injuries, and learning disabilities. She also has specific knowledge and training in School Psychology, which facilitates her ability to make appropriate recommendations for children with special needs. Later, while ma 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in a prestigious neuropsychology private practice in Ridgewood, NJ, she received extensive training and guidance in the diagnosis, remediation, and accommodation of learning disabilities and neurocognitive disorders, especially dyslexia and learning disabilities.