Jennifer Andersen, PsyD
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.
Josh Noble, LCSW
Josh Noble is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years experience working with children and families in various clinical settings. Mr. Noble received his Masters of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and has a post-Masters certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Philadelphia Center for Child and Family Therapy. Mr. Noble received training in Person-Centered Transition Planning from the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Mr. Noble has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University.
Mr. Noble is the Supervising Transitions Coordinator at Rebecca School in Manhattan where he uses a Person-Centered and DIR/Floortime informed approach to prepare older students and their families for adult life after graduation at age 21. At Rebecca School, Mr. Noble also conducts play and talk therapy to students across ages, as well as supervises social work interns and a Masters level social worker in the Transitions Department.
Mr. Noble and Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente have worked together for many years, first as colleagues at Rebecca School. They have also co-facilitated numerous panels and presentations to highlight the experiences of young neurodiverse adults. More recently, they started and co-facilitated a series of virtual classes for young adults on topics including: COVID-19 pandemic experience, employment, and developing friendships.
In addition to his work as a clinical social worker, Mr. Noble is co-director of West Side Soccer League’s VIP division.
Michele Neuhaus, LCAT, LMHC
Michele Neuhaus is a licensed clinical art therapist and licensed mental health counselor with specialties in the areas of pregnancy, infant and early childhood mental health and developmental disabilities in infancy and early childhood. She is the currently the Director of the 0-5 Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative at the Child Center of NY and leads several therapeutic programs for children from birth to age 21 in hospitals and in schools. Michele has a passion for improving the quality of life for children, youth and members of the community who are in need. Michele is a skilled infant and early childhood mental health clinician and is a rostered trauma-Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapist (CPP) clinician, a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator, and she is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She also has received training in positive parenting approaches and DIR/Floortime. As an art therapist she is guided by non-verbal communication and is skilled at allowing children and families to find their authentic voices through art, play, music and/or movement. Art therapy is an excellent approach for self discovery, to work through challenges that might be difficult to talk about, and to build on strengths and resiliency. It allows children and their families to discover creative solutions to emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.