Dr. Gary M. Isenberg is the co-founder/owner and managing partner of Connecticut Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates. After graduating from the University of Vermont 1990, he worked with adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges at the McKinley School in Boston and at Wediko Children’s Services residential program in New Hampshire. Dr. Isenberg then attend the University of Denver School of Professional Psychology where he studied neuropsychology and evidence-based psychotherapy, receiving his doctorate in 1998. After working as a School Psychologist in Western Massachusetts, he completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in 1999. Following his fellowship, he remained at CCMC for several years as a Staff Neuropsychologist before co-founding Connecticut Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates in 2002.
Dr. Isenberg specializes in the evaluation of children with complex learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and co-morbid developmental and emotional challenges. In addition to conducting evaluations, Dr. Isenberg provides frequent in-service trainings for school districts and community providers pertaining to understanding neurodevelopmental disorders and best practices for intervention for various learning, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
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Dr. J started his training 40 years ago completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology. This required completion of a one year independent study at the University of Michigan and a two year internship at Yale Univeristy School of Medicine. His doctoral dissertation described the effects of epilepsy surgery on memory.
Dr. J. then started a progam in Neuropsychology at Newington Children's Hospital which became CT Children's Medical Center. He developed a postdoctoral progarm for training in Pediatric Neuropsychology.
Dr J.'s interest are with growth of children with developmental disorders. Integrating neurological , behavioral, social and emotional functioning are the goals of the neuropsychological assessment.
Dr. Krista Mraz earned her B.A. from Colgate University in 1996, where she double majored in Neuroscience and Music. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology through the University of Connecticut in 2007, where she specialized in assessment, pediatric neuropsychology, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Mraz completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Village for Families and Children, and her post-doctoral training at Connecticut Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates (CTPNA), before joining the practice in 2010.
Dr. Mraz specializes in the evaluation of ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and comorbid anxiety disorders. In addition to conducting evaluations for CTPNA, she has also provided fee for service neuropsychological evaluations for the Village for Families and Children. In addition, Dr. Mraz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, where she teaches graduate courses in advanced assessment and neuropsychology, and supervises doctoral students in their clinical training in the community.
Dr. Katelin Carr grew up in the United Kingdom, and she came to the United States to complete her undergraduate degree at Yale University. After college, she conducted research with Dr. Ami Klin at the Yale Child Study Center, where she was the Donald J. Cohen Fellow in Developmental Social Neuroscience. Dr. Carr received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with concentrations in Child Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology from the University of Connecticut, where her advisor was the renowned neuropsychologist and autism expert, Dr. Deborah Fein. During graduate school, she completed specialty training in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as in the treatment of complex trauma in children.
Dr. Carr completed her internship with the Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium. She joined Connecticut Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates in 2014 as a post-doctoral fellow and she received licensure in 2015. Dr. Carr has held an adjunct faculty position at the University of Connecticut, where she has taught graduate level coursework in Pediatric Neuropsychology in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She also serves as a practicum supervisor for Clinical Psychology graduate students at UCONN. Dr. Carr provides regular in-service trainings and lectures to local school districts and hospitals. In addition to general neuropsychology, Dr. Carr’s areas of clinical specialty include Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and childhood trauma.
Dr. Jessica Lord Bean earned her B.A. in Psychology from Bates College in 1998. After spending two years conducting research at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Lord entered the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut in 2000, where she specialized in neuropsychology and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Lord did her predoctoral internship at the Florida State University Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center, during which time she served as School Psychologist to schools within the panhandle region. After earning her doctorate from UCONN in 2006, Dr. Lord completed her post-doctoral training at the NeuroDevelopment Center in Providence, RI. She then joined CT Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates (CPNA) in December of 2008.
Dr. Lord’s particular interests include autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and the neuropsychology of genetic conditions. In addition to her work at CPNA, Dr. Lord serves as the consulting neuropsychologist for the Multidisciplinary Turner Syndrome Clinic at CT Children’s Medical Center. She also spent time as a consulting psychologist with the Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center, conducting comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations of children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.
Dr. Lisa Namerow is board certified in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry and has had over 25 years of clinical experience evaluating and treating children with mental health conditions in a variety of settings including inpatient, both medical and psychiatric, emergency room and outpatient. As a result, she has developed an extensive and broad understanding of their needs. Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Namerow taught in a school which specialized in children with behavioral health complexities and during that time, she developed a keen understanding of how important success within a classroom setting is for children. In her outpatient practice, she has always worked to make herself available to school staff given how important it is to both obtain and exchange information on any student with behavioral health struggles.
Stephanie has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for the past 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings to include, hospitals, B-3 and schools systems. Stephanie works with a wide range of children with a variety of diagnoses to include, Apraxia, Autism, Feeding Disorders, Articulation and Language Disorders. Stephanie is PROMPT and oral motor trained. This training makes her work with children who have Apraxia and Feeding Disorders even more effective. In addition to her degree as a Speech and Language Pathologist, she is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The combination of these two specialties helps her to work with a wide range of children.
She began working with children with significant speech and speech and language disorders when she was a paraprofessional in a CT preschool program. This job prompted her to continue her schooling and go to graduate school at the University of DC. She graduated in 1997 with her Master’s Degree. She spent three years working in a school system in Massachusetts. During her time there she worked in a specialized program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Stephanie left her job at the school system and began working in a multidisciplinary team at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She now has a private practice where she provides medically based speech and language therapy, conducts educational evaluations and consults to school systems.