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Paula Zuffante, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Dr. Zuffante obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology with a focus in neuroscience from Boston College. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a neuropsychology specialization from the University of Florida at Gainesville. She went on to complete a clinical internship in pediatric and adult neuropsychology at Brown University's Clinical Psychology Training Consortium and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Before relocating to the Capital Region, Dr. Zuffante played an integral role in establishing the Pediatric Neuropsychology Program at Schneider Children's Hospital in Long Island, serving as clinician, researcher, and educator. Her research primarily explored neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI) and executive functions. Dr. Zuffante was licensed in New York in 1997 and founded Children's Neuropsychological Services (CNS), PLLC, in 2002. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), with a subspeciality certification in pediatric neuropsychology. At CNS, Dr. Zuffante provides services for children and adolescents with neurological and developmental conditions. She thoroughly integrates medical and educational histories into her evaluations to gain a complete understanding of each client's needs. She collaborate with educators, physicians an other health and mental health professionals to develop comprehensive intervention and support plans for her clients and their families. Additionally, Dr. Zuffante actively contributes to the field by serving on the New York State Association of Neuropsychology's Pediatric Interests and Professional Affairs Committee. She reviews practice samples for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, provides ad hoc peer reviews for neuropsychology research journals, and supervises clinical interns and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Zuffante expanded the scope of her practice in 2024 by starting Neuropsychological Consulting Services, which offers specialized services for both children and adults.

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Andrew Labarge, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew Labarge obtained his bachelor's degree in psychology from Old Dominion University. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a focus in neuropsychology from the State University of New York at Albany, and completed a clinical internship in neuropsychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Labarge then went on to complete a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Center for Head Injuries at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey, focusing on brain injury and stroke. In 2001, he was licensed to practice psychology in New York. As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Labarge specializes in working with a broad spectrum of children and adolescents experiencing neurologic, developmental, and learning disorders. He conducts comprehensive evaluations and consults directly with families, physicians, and/or schools, offering recommendations and referrals to support each child's optimal progress and development. Currently, Dr. Labarge holds the position of Chief of Neuropsychology at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and serves as the Chair of Sunnyview Hospital Practice Innovation. His research focuses on factors impacting recovery from concussion. In addition to his roles at Sunnyview, Dr. Labarge maintains a part-time private practice at Children’s Neuropsychological Services.

Lorin Williams, Psy.D.

Consultant

Dr. Williams obtained her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton, majoring in psychology and biology. She earned a doctorate (PsyD) in clinical psychology with a focus on neuropsychological and psychological assessment from William James College. She completed an APA internship at Mount Sinai Medical School at Elmhurst Hospital in New York, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in lifespan clinical neuropsychology at the Texas Medical School in Houston. She contributed to a multidisciplinary team on an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, completing pre- and post-surgical evaluations with children and adults. She also worked in the Children’s Learning Institute and the Neurocognitive Disorders Clinic, conducting outpatient neuropsychological evaluations of individuals with a wide range of neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, learning disorders, and dementia. Dr. Williams is a lifespan neuropsychologist who has been a licensed psychologist in New York State since 2015. She has expertise in evaluating children and adults with neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions, and/or learning difficulties. At CNS, she conducts evaluations of children and adolescents in both English and Spanish. Her comprehensive evaluations involve direct communication with families, schools, physicians, and other treatment providers. She observes students in the classroom setting and participates in meetings with school special education committees as needed. She provides individualized recommendations to improve learning, school performance and daily life. In addition to her work at CNS, Dr. Williams consults with other healthcare and nursing home facilities. She also teaches at Mohawk Valley Community College and SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Her research has focused on leveraging technology to help students learn, engage, and be more successful in school. Dr. Williams is an active member of several regional, national, and international associations, including the Psychological Association of Northeastern New York (PANNY), where she serves as the Secretary to the Board, the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).

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Morgan D. Marruso, Psy.D.
Consultant

Morgan Marruso, PsyD, obtained her bachelor's degree at the University at Albany, majoring in psychology. She earned a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and a doctorate (PsyD) in clinical psychology, with a focus in neuropsychology, from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Dr. Marruso completed an APA-accredited internship through Immaculata University in Pennsylvania at Bancroft Neurorehabilitation in Southern New Jersey, an outpatient and residential treatment facility for individuals with acquired and traumatic brain injuries; and in the Student Health Services Center at Rutgers University. She completed a two-year postdoctoral residency training at Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's Medical Rehabilitation and Behavioral Services. She has worked in hospital and rehabilitation settings providing evaluations, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychotherapy, and contributing to treatment planning. Dr. Marruso is a lifespan neuropsychologist, with expertise in assisting children and adults across a wide range of neurodevelopmental, neurological, medical, psychiatric, and behavioral conditions. At CNS, Dr. Marrus conducts comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations of children and adolescents, consults with families, physicians, and educational institutions, and formulates individualized recommendations and referrals based on her findings. In addition to her work with CNS, Dr. Marruso is on staff at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, where she engages in both inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and participates in the hospital's multidisciplinary team to enhance patient care and outcomes.

Emily Berkowitz, Psy.D.

Dr. Berkowitz obtained her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton, majoring in psychology and applied behavioral analysis. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) from William James College, focusing on treating children and their families. Her APA internship was completed at the Brenner Center Assessment & Consultation Center and Youth & Family Psychotherapy Services in Newton, MA. She completed her postdoctoral training in clinical psychology at Mindwell in Albany, NY, and at Children's Neuropsychological Services, PLLC, under the supervision of Paula Zuffante, PhD. Dr. Berkowitz has expertise in evaluating autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, and comorbid mental health concerns. She works with parents to address a variety of behavioral concerns in young children, including disruptive behaviors (noncompliance/tantrums, verbal/physical aggression), anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Dr. Berkowitz has worked in a wide range of settings with individuals across the lifespan. She uses a flexible and comprehensive approach to conducting evaluations and prioritizes spending time with families during feedback appointments to ensure families are left with a strong understanding of the results and confidence in the continuation of care and appropriate next steps. Dr. Berkowitz conducts comprehensive evaluations and consults with schools and outpatient providers, and provides intervention for families and individuals faced with developmental, behavioral, and emotional challenges, using evidence-based protocols.

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Justin Banfi, Psychometrist

Justin Banfi is a pediatric psychometrist with a deep interest in neuropsychology and specializes in working with children and adolescents. He holds a bachelor's psychology degree from SUNY Albany and has since then dedicated two years accruing valuable experience in the field.

Jennifer Henson

Jennifer has been on staff for over ten years. She is skilled at answering questions about our services and helping families with the intake process. Jennifer also handles the day-to-day operations of the office and patient billing.

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834 Kenwood Ave, Suite 3
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(6 miles from downtown Albany)

 

Phone: 518-439-1641
Fax: 518-439-1625

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