Meet Our Teams

Dr. Edward “Ned” Hallowell, MD– is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. His Mission and the mission of all the Hallowell Centers, is to educate patients, along with the general public, about how the ADHD brain works. Boston Metro West and NYC

Sue Hallowell, LICSW- Sue is the Clinical Director for the Hallowell Center in NYC. Sue specialises in working with couples as well as with parents whose children struggle with focus – NYC

Boston Metrowest Team Members

Ned Bliss, L.I.C.S.W– Ned Bliss is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and adolescent and adult therapist. He excels at connecting with his patients on a personal level and helping them to face their challenges with confidence and determination.- Boston Metro West

Susan Brefach, Ed.D– Sue is a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She provides neuropsychological, educational, and projective (emotional) evaluations. Her specialties include comprehensive evaluations and advocacy for children and adolescents (ages 5 through post-college) with neurodevelopmental disorders.- Boston Metro West

Linda Forsythe, M.D– She is board certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry. Linda is an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a member of the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry- Boston Metro West

Teresa Kohlenberg, M.D– Dr. Kohlenberg is a board certified pediatrician with dual fellowship training in Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. – Boston Metro West

Amy Lister, M.D– Amy Lister, M.D. is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed a combined residency in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.- Boston Metro West

Marie Marguilies Ellias, L.I.C.S.W.- Marie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Marie’s clinical practice has focused primarily on individual, couples and family therapy with late adolescents and adults..- Boston Metro West

Kim Rawlins, M.D– She is board certified in Psychiatry and enjoys working with adults and adolescents who experience ADHD, anxiety disorders, affective disorders as well as chronic medical illnesses.- Boston Metro West

Shelley MacLeod, L.I.C.S.W– Shelley MacLeod is a licensed independent clinical social worker with a specialty in working with children, adolescents, parents, and families. -Boston Metro West

Rebecca Shafir, M.A., C.C.C– Speech/language pathologist, voice coach, executive functioning coach and author, Rebecca has over 30 years experience training students and professional speakers to learn and communicate more effectively.- Boston Metro West

Saumya Sharma, PhD– Dr. Sharma is a clinical neuropsychologist and works primarily with adolescents and adults. Her neuropsychological evaluations are treatment-focused and designed to identify neurocognitive strengths and relative weaknesses, and to determine the most appropriate ways to proceed at school, work and/or in daily living.- Boston Metro West

Robin Roman Wright, M.A– Robin Roman Wright is a Board Certified Career and Executive Coach, and has particular expertise as a professional ADHD & Career Coach. Robin works with young adults (16-29) who are seeking to determine what career might best fit their strengths, with mid-career job seekers looking for meaningful work, and with clients at pre-retirement age interested in finding a way to contribute while in retirement. -Boston Metro West

New York City Team Members

Carey Anderson, LMHC, MSEd, BFA– Carey is Clinical Coordinator at the Hallowell New York Center. Carey works closely with each clinician and potential client at the center to assure comprehensive and appropriate treatment needs are addressed and holistically matched.-NYC

Terri Bacow, PhD– Director of Training. Dr. Bacow’s specialties include cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood, anxiety and attention-based disorders. – NYC

Jen Zobel Bieber- Jen is a certified personal coach whose specialty is helping adults with ADHD achieve significant personal and professional goals. – NYC

Matt Buttigieg, PMHNP-BC– Nurse Practitioner. While Matt specializes in treating ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders, his approach to treatment focuses on the whole person and meeting each person where they are at.- NYC

Lisa Cornelio, LMSW-Therapist, Executive Function Coach. She works with hundreds of individuals and families to navigate transitions, handle obstacles and reach goals of all kinds and thrives on helping clients build on their strengths.- NYC

Andrea Elrom, M.A.Ed., ACC– Andrea Elrom is an ADHD and Executive Function Coach with more than 15 years experience working with children and parents.-NYC

Erica Frankel, LCSW– Erica is a Therapist works mostly with young adults and adults with ADHD, mood, and or anxiety disorders.- NYC

Alison Franklin, LCSW– Alison is a therapist who specializes in goal-oriented therapies to help late adolescents, adults and couples get out of their own way and achieve measurable change.- NYC

Andrew Gilbert, MD- Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Medical Director.

Dr. Gilbert has expertise in child/adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.- NYC

Claire Golden, PhD– She specializes in developmental neuropsychological evaluations, including assessing for ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disorders in children and adults.- NYC

Marcia Hochman, LMSW, MPA- Parenting Coach, and Professional ADHD Parent Coach Trainer. Marcia currently conducts both the parent ADHD education workshops and the parent support groups at the Hallowell Center. – NYC and San Francisco

Cheryl Jacobs, MA, PPP, LMT– Cheryl is a mindfulness coach and body/mind educator for adults with ADHD, and to parents of children with ADHD. She works with groups and individuals, teaching tools and techniques that help increase focus, reduce inner chaos and improve interpersonal effectiveness.- NYC

Jocelyn Lichtin, PhD– Dr. Lichtin specializes in neuropsychological assessment, as well as the psychosocial (i.e., non-medication) treatment of ADHD and related disorders, including anxiety disorders and pervasive developmental disorders.- NYC

Shawna Newman, MD Her expertise is in psycho-pharmacology and psychiatry in the context of medical illness. Skills and training in the following psychotherapeutic approaches include psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy, group therapy, couples/family therapy, parent-infant psychotherapy as well as play therapy.- NYC

Christina Nichols, PhD– Christina Nichols, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist experience helping children and adults cope with anxiety, stress, neurological and learning differences.She works with students to identify areas of strength and improve academic performance and an improved sense of well-being.NYC

Alisa Powers, PhD– Dr. Powers is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a strength-based and individualized approach to assess and treat ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression and other challenges to wellbeing (e.g., parenting children with oppositional behavior, perfectionism, rigidity, life transitions). -NYC

Christine Robinson, M.Ed– As an experienced Certified ADHD Coach and Educational Consultant, Christine works to empower her clients to be their own self advocate by utilizing dynamic strategies to enhance their own self- awareness and natural strengths.-NYC

Paula Santa Donato, LCSW– She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in business and knowledge of ADHD as both a clinician and coach. She coaches entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as young adults who are overwhelmed, disorganized and challenged with maintaining balance and productivity – helping them develop skills and strategies to effectively manage their professional and daily lives and achieve their goals.-NYC and San Francisco

Elliott R. Weinstein, MPH– Elliott has worked as executive functioning coach and academic tutor for over two years at both the Hallowell Center and the Horace Mann School.-NYC

Christina Young, LPC, BCC– As a Life Coach she helps individuals and organizations strengthen performance while improving their overall well-being.NYC and San Francisco

Jasper S. Lee, M.S– Jasper employs a cognitive-behavioral approach to executive functioning coaching in order to address and improve the many factors related to scholastic, professional, and personal success: developing concrete time management, organizational skills, and problem solving techniques; enhancing motivation; developing adaptive behaviors; and addressing negative thoughts.-NYC

San Francisco Team Members

Gabrielle Anderson, PH.D.- Gabrielle is a licensed psychologist and trained school psychologist. She has extensive experience working with clients of all ages.- San Francisco

Dr. Jean Choi– Dr. Choi has been committed to providing counseling, psychotherapy, and neuropsychological assessments to the culturally diverse adults, youth, and families of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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