About Us:

Beata Sylvia Beaudoin, Ph.D., ABPP-CN :
Dr. Beaudoin is Board Certified in the practice of Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, one of the few with this standing in New Jersey. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey (35SIO 0407100) and New York (015112-1; inactive). She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and Biology minor. She completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2001, where she earned a research fellowship and investigated childhood anxiety disorders and subtypes of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her post-doctoral specialty training was in neuropsychological assessment through fellowships at Hackensack University Medical Center in the Institute for Child Development and Epilepsy Center, as well as at UMDNJ’s Psychiatry and Neurology Departments. Subsequently, she also conducted research on the treatment of depression and developmental disorders. Dr. Beaudoin is the author of a number of publications and presentations, predominantly on issues regarding child development. She maintains contracts with a number of schools, as well as state and national agencies.
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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.
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Sarah Stefanakis, Psy.D.:
Sarah Stefanakis, Psy.D. is a certified school psychologist with specialized training in neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapy. She specializes in providing psychological services in the context of a school environment. As a member of a child study team, she has five years of experience conducting psycho-educational evaluations, providing individual and group counseling, parent training, and teacher consultation. She is well versed in special education policies within the state of New Jersey and advocates for the rights of children to ensure that their unique learning needs are met. Through her pre-doctoral internship at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, she acquired experience in neuropsychological evaluation, as well as individual and group psychotherapy with brain-injured populations. She is presently employed as a neuropsychology fellow at Mindful Associates and Psychological Services, as well as a school psychologist in a public school district in New Jersey.
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Michelle Pievsky, Ph.D.:
Dr. Pievsky is a clinical psychology permit holder in the state of New Jersey (#183-045) who practices in English and Spanish. She graduated from Yale University with a BA in Spanish and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She currently works as a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at Mindful Assessments and Psychological Services and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Youth Consultation Service Institute for Infant and Toddler Mental Health, where she specializes in assessment and treatment of developmental disorders, including autism. Dr. Pievsky is a published researcher focusing on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and she has won several awards for her work on the neurocognitive profile of ADHD and the impact of medication therapy.
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Julie Ruighaver:
Julie joined the staff at Mindful Assessments & Psychological Services as Office Manager in May 2016. When calling Mindful Assessments, Julie is usually your first point of contact. Beyond overall management, she is responsible for introducing potential patients to the practice and explaining how the neuropsychological evaluation process works.
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Andrea Melendez, M.A., LPC:
Andrea Melendez, M.A., LPC is licensed by the state of New Jersey as professional counselor (LPC). She earned her Bachelor degree at Rutgers University in Psychology with a minor in criminal justice. She obtained her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Felician University in 2015. Ms. Melendez is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Felician University.   Read More