The NeuroDevelopment Center Staff
Our clinical staff is multi-disciplinary and includes psychologists and social workers:
Our Leadership Team
Laurence M. Hirshberg, Ph.D., BCN.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University.
EducationPh.D – Clinical Psychology | University of Michigan MA – Philosophy | NYU, Stony Brook BA – Social Theory | Hampshire College
Certifications | Fellowships | AwardsCertified Health Service Provider in Psychology: The National Register of Health Service Providers RI and MA Licensed Psychologist EEG biofeedback certification: Biofeedback Institute of America. Fellow: International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Presidential Award of Merit: International Society for Neurofeedback and Research for “distinguished achievement in clinical work and scholarly publications in neurofeedback”.
SpecializationsDiagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders in children and adults. Neurofeedback and quantitative EEG for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Our Professional Team
Rachel Baldwin, Ph.D.
EducationPh.D.- Clinical Psychology | University of Rhode Island M.A.- Child Development | Tufts University B.A. – Psychology | Carleton College
Certifications | SpecialtiesRI Licensed Psychologist Member, American Psychological Association Member, International Neuropsychological Society Assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, attention disorders, language disorders, learning disorders, anxiety disorders, traumatic stress disorders, depression, and developmental disorders Expertise in developmental assessments in early childhood
Nancy Hetherington, LICSW
EducationMSW – Social Work | Rhode Island College MDiv – Andover Newton Theological School BA – Zoology | Kansas University
Certifications | SpecialtiesLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Academy of Certified Social Workers
Kaity Jeanty, Psy.D.
EducationPsy.D. – Psychology | University of Hartford MA – Clinical Practices | University or Hratford BA – Psychology | Stony Brook University
Certifications | SpecialtiesLicensed Psychologist Assessment of executive functioning/ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders in children adolescents and adults. Individual, group, and family treatment using dialectical behavior therapy and cogntive behavior therapy.
Mika MacInnes, Ph.D.
Dr. MacInnis is a clinical psychologist. She earned her Master’s and doctoral degrees in research psychology from Brown University, before respecializing in clinical psychology at William James College. Dr. MacInnis provides comprehensive evaluations with adolescents and adults experiencing problems with attention, executive functioning, learning disorders, psychological and socio-emotional functions. She has worked extensively with college students around the challenges faced adjusting to the academic and social demands of the college environment.
EducationClinical Respecialization | William James College PhD – Psychology | Brown University MS | Psychology, Brown University BA | Psychology, Brown University
Certifications | SpecializationsRI Licensed Psychologist Member American Psychological Association Comprehensive evaluations with adolescents and adults experiencing problems with attention, executive functioning, learning disorders, psychological and socio-emotional functions. Treatment of college students around the challenges faced adjusting to the academic and social demands of the college environment.
Carol Oster, Psy.D.
EducationPsy.D. – Clinical Psychology | Forest Institute of Professional Psychology MA – Clinical Psychology | Forest Institute of Professional Psychology BA – Elementary Education | University of Illinois Chicago
Certifications | SpecialitiesRI Licensed Psychologist Advanced Certificate in CBT, Adler School of Professional Psychology Certificate in Adlerian Psychotherapy, Adler School of Professional Psychology
SpecializationsAssessment of learning disabilities, attention disorders, and other psychological/emotional problems in children, adolescent and adult populations.
Treatment of depression, anxiety, performance issues, and relationship problems in adolescents and adults, using CBT.
Non-traditional relationship issues, parenting, career/work life issues, women’s issues, working with LGBT individuals, working with writers and individuals in the creative and performing arts
Joseph M. Vandergrift, Ph.D., ABSNP
Dr. Vandergrift has served on the Adjunct Faculty in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Assumption College for eighteen years. Dr. Vandergrift provides comprehensive diagnostic, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations of adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including difficulties with attention, impulsivity, executive function, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning and memory, concussion/brain injury, and difficulties with mood, anxiety, and behavior.
EducationPh.D. – Formative Spirituality and Psychology | Duquesne University MA – Psychology | Duquesne University Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology | Duquesne University BA – Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology | Rockhust College
CertificationsRI Licensed Psychologist Post-doctoral Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology | Fielding Graduate University Post-Doctoral Certificate in School Psychology | Texas Women’s University
SpecializationsAssessment of learning, memory problems, attention disorders, executive fucntion and other psychological/emotional problems.
Assessent of mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship problems in children, adolescents and adults.
Assessent of memory disorders and dementia and cognitive decline with ageing.
Neurofeedback and qEEG technicians
We are very fortunate to have a great team of technicians with very long experience, terrific technical skills, and great people skills too. This team includes:
- Santo Sengupta, who doubles as neurofeedback technician and information technology manager.
- Joshua McLean, who serves as neurofeedback and EEG recording technician.
NDC office team
Last but by no means least: We have a great office staff to help you with practical matters such as scheduling, insurance, and billing. This team includes:
- Tara Langlais, our receptionist and office manager. Her email is email@example.com.
- Michelle Lopes, our financial manager.