Dr. Carlson is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of training and professional experience in the field of psychology. She currently has private practice locations in Closter and Ridgewood NJ and specializes in the evaluation, treatment, and advocacy of children, adolescents, and young adults with an array of learning, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and medical difficulties.
About Dr. Carlson
Dr. Carlson received her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in
Counseling Education Services and Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from West Chester University and Pace University. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Child- School Psychology from Pace University where she was awarded a research fellowship based on academic merit, as well as entrance into the Psychological Honor Society due to her outstanding academic and clinical work.
Dr. Carlson completed her doctoral externship clinical training at Rockland Children Psychiatric Center where she performed neuropsychological and psychological evaluations and conducted individual, group, and family therapy with her patients. She completed her doctoral internship training at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center in the Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatric Psychology units. While at Rusk, she also served as a liaison between the Pediatric Psychology department and the Preschool Disabled Program and served as an intern in the Neonatal Comprehensive Continuing Care Program. She continued her postdoctoral training at the Rusk Institute- NYU Medical Center and also trained in two prestigious private practices in New York City and Ridgewood, NJ where she conducted neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations and individual and family therapy. Throughout the course of her training, Dr. Carlson has specialized in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She employs a “whole child” approach to her conceptualization and implementation of treatment plans and interventions.
In addition to her extensive clinical work, Dr. Carlson is also a certified school psychologist. Therefore, in addition to her clinical expertise, she has practical and in-depth working knowledge of the special education laws, processes, and procedures for NJ and NY. This experience helps greatly in her work with children and their parents in an effort to advocate and procure services for children with special needs and/or children in need of special education services, such as Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 Accommodation Plans.
Dr. Carlson is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association, Bergen County Psychological Association, and the International Dyslexia Association. She is licensed in both New Jersey and New York. Dr. Carlson is also a published author and frequent guest lecturer across the tri-state area.