About Dr. Younes:
Maha Younes, Ph.D.:
Dr. Younes is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey and New York. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Douglass College-- Rutgers University with a dual Bachelor’s degree in psychology and mathematics, with a minor in education. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Henry Mitchell McCracken Fellowship Award to attend New York University. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology there in 1998 and then completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002. Dr. Younes completed an adult psychology internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – University Behavioral HealthCare in Newark, NJ. She subsequently completed a two-year post-doctoral specialty training in neuropsychology at UMDNJ, where she worked with a variety of neurological disorders across the lifespan.
After completing her training, Dr. Younes worked on a clinical trial of treatment medications for patients with Multiple Sclerosis (the BECOME study) and engaged in a follow up study 8 years later with those patients. Dr. Younes has also worked at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange where she was the lead Brain Injury neuropsychologist on the inpatient unit for five years. She was also the lead neuropsychologist in training staff and educating family regarding behavioral issues with brain injured patients. In addition to her role as a neuropsychologist, Dr. Younes has remained actively engaged with the teaching of medical students at UMDNJ and she has taught psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has been President of the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, where she continues to be a member of the Board of Directors. She is also a full member of the New Jersey Psychological Association.
Dr. Younes has worked with adults, children, and adolescents in many settings throughout her career, including in inpatient and outpatient settings in hospitals and clinics. Over the past decade, Dr. Younes has continued to actively remain up-to-date with research in assessment, while developing an increasingly person-centered and therapeutically-informed assessment approach. She lives in the northern New Jersey area with her husband and two children.