Welcome! I hope that you find this website to be a useful reference in determining your need for psychological and/or neuropsychological services.

Reaching out for help is often not an easy thing to do. However, I hope that once you have taken that challenging first step, you will discover that the process is not as difficult as you had believed, and that the results are worthwhile. 

I can be reached Monday through Saturday at (201) 960-6614. If I do not speak with you directly, please leave a message and I will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. First therapy appointments are usually able to be made within a few days of our speaking. If you are in acute crisis (e.g., in imminent danger of harming yourself or someone else) dial 911 immediately. I can also be reached via email at carlsonpsych@gmail.com. My offices are located in Closter, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ.

I hope that I can be of assistance to you in whichever psychological or neuropsychological service you are interested in pursuing and I look forward to speaking with you.

About Dr. Carlson
Dr. Carlson received her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Counseling Education Services and Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from West Chester University and Pace University. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Child- School Psychology from Pace University where she graduated with a 3.9 GPA and as a member of the Psychological Honor Society, PsiChi. While at Pace University, she earned Honors for her Clinical Comprehensive Examinations and served as class representative for the Student Affairs Committee. She worked as a psychotherapist at the McShane Center for Psychological Services and provided psychological support to students at the High School of Economics and Finance located in downtown Manhattan. She was also awarded a research fellowship based on academic merit which she maintained for the duration of her doctoral program.

Dr. Carlson completed her doctoral externship clinical training at Rockland Children Psychiatric Center where she performed neuropsychological and psychological evaluations and conducted individual, group, and family therapy with her patients. She completed her doctoral internship training at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center in the Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatric Psychology units. While at Rusk, she also served as a liaison between the Pediatric Psychology department and the Preschool Disabled Program and served as an intern in the Neonatal Comprehensive Continuing Care Program. She continued her postdoctoral training at the Rusk Institute- NYU Medical Center and also trained in two prestigious private practices in New York City and Ridgewood, NJ where she conducted neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations and individual and family therapy. Throughout the course of her training, Dr. Carlson has specialized in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Currently, Dr. Carlson conducts neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments in order to diagnose Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia or Dysgraphia, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Executive Functioning Disorders, and other Neurological, Neuropsychological, and Psychological Disorders. 

Therapeutically, she works with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups. Her areas of clinical specialty include Anxiety, Depression, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD & Executive Functioning Disorders, Social Skills Deficits, Stress & Anger Management, Grief and Loss, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, and Eating Disorders.

In addition to her extensive clinical work, Dr. Carlson is also a certified school psychologist and has worked as a school psychologist in the Glen Rock, NJ school district. Therefore, in addition to her clinical expertise, she has practical and in-depth working knowledge of the special education laws, processes, and procedures for NJ and NY. This experience helps greatly in her work with children and families in an effort to procure services for children with special needs and/or children in need of special education services, accommodations, and/or modifications.

Dr. Carlson is a member of PsiChi, the American Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association, and Bergen County Psychological Association. She is licensed in both New Jersey and New York. Dr. Carlson is also a published author with her most recent article appearing in the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Dr. Carlson is a frequent guest lecturer and has lectured at such prestigious venues as Rutgers University and the VOLT Fitness program for children with special needs. Topics have included but are not limited to stress management in the workplace, social skills development, ADHD in the classroom, executive functioning disorder, and bullying prevention.

Dr. Carlson has been training and practicing in the field of counseling, clinical and neuro- psychology for over 17 years. She currently maintains private practices in Ridgewood, NJ and in Closter, NJ.