About Us:
Beata Geyer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN: Dr. Geyer 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). She specializes most heavily in the evidence-based assessment of child developmental issues such as ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum, and mood, as well as changes due to head trauma, epilepsy, stroke, and other neurological events. She also performs career assessments for young adults and pre-employment/pre-service screenings for military, police, and other organizations. She directs the neuropsychological and psychological testing service at Rutgers University Behavioral Health, where she supervises doctoral students and teaches seminars on psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She serves as an expert in neuropsychology in forensic (court) settings. Over the past decade, Dr. Geyer has continued to actively remain up-to-date with research in assessment, while developing an increasingly person-centered, therapeutically-informed and culturally-sensitive assessment approach. She lives in the northern New Jersey area with her family.
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Maha Younes, Ph.D.: Dr. Younes is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey and New York. 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. Currently, she specializes in seeing pre-teens and adolescents with issues related to learning either due to developmental issues or concussions. In addition, she sees patients with a variety of neurological illnesses and injuries to assess their level of cognitive functioning and provide them with recommendations to help them to achieve their full potential. Finally, she specializes in assessing older individuals to clarify if their experienced changes of cognition over time are due to the effects of “normal” aging or whether they may be signs of a neurological issue, such as dementia. She is the primary neuropsychologist in charge of the REEACH (Respectful Evaluations and Education for Adult Cognitive Health) program at Mindful Assessments and Psychological Services, where she provides older adults with cognitive strengthening strategies as well as community resources to help them maintain independence for as long as possible. Over the past two decades, 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 family.
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Leah Felder, Psy.D.: Dr. Felder is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, schools, community clinics, college counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Felder provides neuropsychological evaluations and therapy.
Dr. Felder graduated from Barnard College with a BA in English and earned her Psy.D. in School-Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare in Newark. She subsequently completed her postdoctoral training providing therapy at a group practice in New Jersey and conducting neuropsychological evaluations at Mindful Assessments.
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Alexis Ferguson, Psy.D.: Dr. Ferguson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Mindful Assessments and Psychological Services. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2016 with a B.A. in Exercise Science and Psychology. She earned her M.S.Ed. in School Psychology and her Psy.D. in School-Clinical Psychology from Pace University. In her final year of graduate school, she completed her predoctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare located in Newark, NJ...
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Dr. Molly Hilliard, Ph.D.: Dr. Hilliard is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey and New York and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Mindful Assessments and Psychological Services, where she is currently specializing in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Hilliard has experience evaluating and treating children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of contexts including inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment, day treatment, and private practice settings.
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Christine Robinson: Christine will likely be your first point of contact at Mindful Assessments. As Office Manager, she will assist you with any questions you have and help you understand the neuropsychological evaluation process. When she’s not managing the office, she can be found teaching dance, which has been a passion of hers for over 30 years. She’s also a proud mother of two college age boys and lives in the northern New Jersey area with her family.
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Sara Smid: Sara joined the staff at Mindful Assessments & Psychological Services as Office Manager in September 2019. When calling Mindful Assessments, Sara 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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Taylor Pettiford: I graduated from Montclair State University in 2022 with a B.A. in Justice Studies and minor in Justice Systems. I am currently in the process of obtaining my M.A. in Justice Administration & Public Services from Saint Elizabeth University. I am certified in Cyber Security Investigations and authorized to answer 911 calls according to state laws and agency policies and procedures. I love to travel, journal, workout, read, and spend time with friends and family. I have hopes of obtaining my Doctorate’s degree and becoming a Forensic Psychologist in the future. I am very excited to continue my journey with Mindful Assessment by bringing forth care and compassion in the field of research.