The NeuroDevelopment Center Staff
Our clinical staff is multi-disciplinary and includes psychologists, social workers, and physicians.
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.
Melissa Perkins-Banas, PsyD.
EducationPh.D – Neuroanatomy | Albert Einstein College of Medicine Ph.D – Neuropsychology | Albert Einstein College of Medicine BA – Biopsychology | University of Rhode Island
Memberships | SpecialtiesMember APA, Division 40 Member Clinical Neuropsychology of the APA Member Association for the Advancement of Applied Sports Psychology Diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities, attentional issues and executive dysfunction, and emotional disturbances, children and adolescent populations with a history of sexual abuse, eating disorders, conduct problems and substance abuse. Sports neuropsychology, exercise psychology for performance enhancement, subclinical syndromes associated with sports participation; pathogenic weight control, adjustment reactions to injury and de-selection, and performance anxiety.
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
Jillian DePaul, Ph.D.
EducationPh.D. – Counseling Psychology | Boston College M.A. – Counseling Psychology | Boston College M.Ed. – Elementary Education | University of Notre Dame B.A. – English and Film Studies | University of Notre Dame
Certifications | SpecialtiesLicensed Psychologist Member American Psychological Association Assessment and diagnosis of attention disorders, learning disabilities, executive dysfunction, mood disorders and anxiety disorders in children, adolescent and adult populations. Treatment of depression, anxiety and relationship problems in adolescents and adults. Working with LGBT-identified individuals and providing guidance for families on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Rebecca Frederick, Psy.D.
EducationPsy.D. – Clinical Psychology | Alliant International University BCBA – Applied Behavioral Analysis | University of North Texas M.Ed. – Elementary Education | Mercy College B.A. – Anthropology | Union College
Certifications | SpecialtiesLicensed Psychologist Member American Psychological Association Member Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of attention disorders, learning disabilities, executive dysfunction, mood disorders and anxiety disorders in children, adolescent and adult populations.
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
Betsy Krugliak, Psy.D.
EducationPsy.D.- Clinical Psychology | The Wright Institute, Berkeley CA. M.A.- Clinical Pychology | The Wright Institute, Berkeley CA. B.A. – Languages and Linguistics | Georgetown University
Certifications | SpecialtiesRI Licensed Psychologist Member, American Psychological Association Adult neuropsychological assessment of cognitive issues related to illness, brain injury, aging and pain management. Therapy for children, adults, families, couples and senior adults, related to anxiety, depression, behavioral health, pain management, and relationship issues.
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
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:
- Kyle Frederick, our senior technician.
- Santo Sengupta, who doubles as our information technology manager.
- Joshua McLean, who serves as neurofeedback 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ron Gervais, our billing and insurance verification specialist.
- Michelle Lopes, our financial manager.