Dr. Jennifer Andersen is a NYS licensed psychologist with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University’s Post Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University, with a minor in Music, and a Master of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a concentration in Psychology in Education. Dr. Andersen is also a senior clinical psychologist at the Healthy Brain Network, where she conducts psychological assessments for children and young adults ages 5-21, as well as supervision and didactic training for associate clinicians and research assistants.
Dr. Andersen completed her APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral training at Andrus, a community mental health center in Yonkers, NY. There, she conducted individual, group, and family therapy sessions using a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness training, parent training, DIR/Floortime, and play therapy. She has also provided psychotherapy and assessment for children and adolescents in day treatment, inpatient, and school-based settings throughout the greater New York area. Most recently, Dr. Andersen completed training in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) through the Tourette Association of America.
Dr. Andersen’s dissertation measured the effectiveness of the DIR/Floortime model as a therapeutic intervention for school-aged children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Andersen is passionate about providing collaborative, high-quality treatment for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and intellectual developmental disorder.
In addition to her work as a psychologist, Dr. Andersen also works as a professional figure skating coach, certified by the United States Figure Skating Association.