Retired military, the founder of Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC (NeuroPsychCPS), I am the former U.S. Coast Guard’s Clinical Neuropsychologist and Program Manager of its Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program. I received a doctoral degree in counseling psychology and three master’s degrees in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and public health. In addition, I have satisfied the requirements to obtain both national and state credentials in the counseling profession as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). With a specialization in neurorehabilitation and neuropsychology, I have trained and worked in a variety of public health facilities, including psychiatric, veterans, civilian, military and teaching hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment and job placement agencies, neurorehabilitation treatment clinics, colleges and universities, and developmental youth centers. I received developmental disabilities training from the Office of Access, Services, Instruction, and Support (OASIS) at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, where I received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, neuropsychometry training from the department of neurology at Medical University of South Carolina, and worked as a neuropsychological intern at WestSide Neurorehabilitation Services of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.
In addition, I have acquired professional neurovocational experience while working with the Department of Veterans Affairs in New York City and New Jersey, and was an integral part of the implementation and development of the New Jersey VA’s first-ever neurovocational program, bringing together treatment and vocational rehabilitation from a multi-disciplinary approach in veterans’ brain injury rehabilitation.
I later completed a neuropsychological fellowship at New York University’s Langone Medical Center RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation Medicines’ Brain Injury Day Treatment Program under the supervision of world-renowned neuropsychologist Leonard Diller, Ph.D. and Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Ph.D., and received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Bronze Star in Lieu of 2nd. I have also completed a certificate of specialization in clinical neuropsychology under the supervision of Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D.
After graduating from The Citadel, I enlisted in the Coast Guard and served on both active and reserve duty for eight years prior to accepting my commission as a Coast Guard Reserve Officer in 2008, where I was recognized with a Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
Shortly thereafter, I accepted a neuropsychologist position and the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) program manager role supporting the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine’s (BUMED) Management of Concussion in Deployed Settings Program. My persistent efforts led to the development of four new Department of Defense standardized curriculums, including the use and interpretation of the MACE tool and management of blast concussion in deployed settings, which ensured competency in managing and treating brain trauma in the combat theater. I was awarded with the Department of Homeland Security – U. S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for his important contributions to the health and safety of all U.S. military combat troops.
In 2011, while on active duty, I served as the sole clinical neuropsychologist and program manager of the U.S. Coast Guard PH-TBI Program, where I was responsible for establishing and institutionalizing two service-wide comprehensive, inter-disciplinary programs which focused on prevention, training, treatment, and tracking of PH and TBI cases and for promoting total health across the entire Coast Guard, for which I was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal Gold Star in Lieu of 3rd. Myclinical research is focused on sports-related concussions, TBI, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicidality.
In 2016, I have established Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC to provide trusted, quality assessments and evaluations, clinical treatments, and training and consultative services for individuals suffering from mental health disorders.
I have received a Certificate of Retirement from the Armed Forces of the United States of America in recognition of my honorable service in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Upon retirement, I have received the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement while serving as the Neuropsychologist and Program Manager for the U.S. Coast Guard Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury Program from October 2013 to April 2017.
Upon retirement from the U.S. Military, I have joined the New York Guard and was appointed as their Neuropsychologist and Mental Health Specialist for the 244th Medical Command of New York Guard Headquarters. The New York Guard is the state’s volunteer Military forces, responsible in augmenting and supporting the National Guard with trained manpower and skills.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #003308 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
LCPC #CC3015 (Expires: 2019-12-31)