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The Morgens Group, LLC Staff

Dr. Liana Peña Morgens received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Florida State University in 2000. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University in 1993.

Dr. Morgens completed her internship and post-doctoral training at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School. During her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Morgens specialized in individual therapy, group therapy, school consultation, and neuropsychological evaluations of individuals with neuro-developmental disorders, social anxiety and learning disabilities. Dr. Morgens also earned a research fellowship at the Department of Developmental Disabilities at Boston Children's Hospital during her post-doctoral training.

Currently, Dr. Morgens maintains her affiliation with McLean as an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.  She continues to specialize in neuropsychological assessments and clinical psychotherapy.  Her psychotherapy interests include Group and Individual Therapy for children, teens, and adults struggling with ADHD, Executive Dysfunction, and social and interpersonal relationship difficulties stemming from anxiety and mood disorders, giftedness and/or pragmatic language deficits.  Dr. Morgens also consults to local school systems. 

Dr. Morgens has extensive experience in assessment of children, adolescents and adults from a diverse population including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Executive Dysfunction, Giftedness, LGBTQ+, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Social Anxiety.  Her evaluation specialties include:
 

  Bilingual/Spanish Assessment of children, adolescents, and adults

Neuropsychological Evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults

  Learning Evaluations and Gifted Assessments
  Psychological Assessments of children, adolescent, and adults; with a specialty in projective measures.

 



 

Mr. Timothy W. Leahy, LICSW, attended Brown University and received his M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Mr. Leahy offers psychotherapy that is goal directed and focused on identifying the inner and outer obstacles that thwart progress.   Mr. Leahy’s ultimate goal as a therapist is to help his clients overcome these obstacles in order to achieve rich and fulfilling lives.  By teaching specific techniques for relaxation, non-critical self-study and realistic goal setting, Mr. Leahy’s clients have made major positive changes in their aspirations, relationships and careers.

With over 30 years of experience as a successful couples therapist, works with couples to put a sudden stop to destructive patterns of relating with each other, help each individual to clarify their needs, aspirations and values and to deconstruct the rigid negative attitudes about the other.   

Mr. Leahy also offers:

Keys to Intimacy and Marital Happiness - A program designed for couples planning marriage or for married couples wishing for a fresh start.
  Adolescent Parental Coaching – Provide unique and successful techniques for growth through the challenging years of adolescent parenting. Mr. Leahy is currently working on a book on adolescent parenting called "Growing with your Adolescent." 

Individual Hypnotherapy - Clinical hypnosis used for treatment of anxiety, phobias, weight loss,  addictions, and for heightening self esteem and self awareness. 

  Life Coaching - Help clients determine and achieve personal goals and specific results.

Corporate and Public Speaking - Corporate and individual training and workshops on public speaking and personal empowerment involving relaxation techniques for stress reduction and performance anxiety

 

Cynthia Adams Harrison, Ed. D., LICSW is a performance consultant specializing in enhancing performance, and who received a B.S. from Arizona State University, and M.S.W. and Ed. D. degrees from Boston University. She has many years of experience as a sports psychologist and high performance coach for elite athletes such as Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, championship sports teams and many others. Dr. Adams Harrison offers many workshops and training sessions for every level athlete and team. She is currently working on a new book highlighting her "5 Keys For Success" and the psychology of achievement.

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Dr. Grayson Kimball is a Sport Psychology Consultant who received his Doctorate in Physical Education/Sport Psychology from Springfield College in 2001. Dr. Kimball has extensive experience providing mental conditioning and sport psychology services to a variety of Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, and youth sport athletes. Dr. Kimball offers private consultations, sport parenting workshops, and mental skills training seminars for teams. His scope of services include performance anxiety, attentional focus, confidence, mindfulness, coping with injury, competitive routines/rituals, motivation, and developing an achievement mindset. Dr. Kimball is the author of Grateful Running: Mental Training for the Long Distance Runner.

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Dr. Kristen Aberle is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) in 2010.  She has experience working with clients ranging from young children to adults.  Dr. Aberle completed her predoctoral internship at Citrus Health Network, Inc (Hialeah, FL) and postdoctoral fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital (Chicago, IL).  Over the course of her training, she has worked in community mental health clinics, large urban hospitals, and schools where she provided psychotherapy and psychoeducational testing services to clients presenting with a diverse array of problems.

Dr. Aberle has specialized experience working with children, adolescents, and families.  She has provided psychotherapy, consultation, and crisis intervention to clients coping with complex trauma histories, depression, anxiety, behavior disorders, self-esteem issues, self-injurious behaviors, school-refusal, and interpersonal problems.  Additionally, she has successfully aided clients facing life stressors or challenges adjusting to life changes.  Dr. Aberle has also worked with families dealing with family conflict and parenting challenges.

Dr. Aberle believes in an individualized, collaborative approach to treatment whereby clients are actively involved in the treatment planning process.  She works with individual clients and families to address their unique needs and presenting problems in a way that will yield improvements and sustained progress over time.  She employs an integrative approach to treatment, which may incorporate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems interventions.  She also consistently uses play therapy to address the needs of younger clients.

 

 
Susan Betit-Zilinskas has a Master’s in Education with a specialization in Special Education from Northeastern University, and a Graduate Certificate in Adult and Organizational Learning. She recently relocated from New York where she was licensed to teach grades 1 through 6. She is currently in the process of receiving her teaching and Moderate Special Needs license in Massachusetts for Pre-K through 8th grade.

Susan’s experience with children and education spans from infancy through middle school. While obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in the Social Sciences from SUNY Cortland, Susan worked in early childhood education, as well as spending the summers as a camp counselor and supervisor. In addition to working in the general 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade classrooms, Susan has held long-term substitute positions as a general and special education teacher (grades 3 and 4 respectively). Susan has also extensively as a private teacher for a gifted, special needs child with developmental challenges as well as ADHD.

 

 
Kate McGravey earned her M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) from at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP).  Kate is currently a practicing school psychologist who primarily works with middle and high school aged children.  While working as a school psychologist, Kate is also completing her doctoral degree in School Psychology at MSPP with an expected June 2014 graduation date. 

Kate’s clinical and educational experience with children spans from early childhood through middle school.  She has worked in various settings including public schools, early childhood centers, and therapeutic day programs.  She has been a private tutor for ten years and has also tutored in university and after school programs.  Kate has extensive experience working with children with a wide range of skills and needs.  As a school psychologist, she works closely with students who have emotional and social disabilities.  Additionally, she is responsible for assessing and informing intervention for students with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Specific Learning Disability, executive functioning weaknesses, and other educational disabilities. 


 
Dr. Brandi S. Henson received her doctoral degree in School-Child Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in 2005. During her internship at UMass Memorial Health Care, she focused her training on psycho-diagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations, individual and family therapy and preschool consultations through the Community Healthlink's Youth and Family Services.

Dr. Henson completed a post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's Disorder, autism, and NLD), as well as other related and secondary disorders (e.g., ADHD, depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder).

Currently, Dr. Henson holds an academic appointment as an Instructor in Pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center where she has been involved in several projects designed to improve the well- being of children through the integration of mental health services into pediatric primary care. She has also run behavior training groups for parents of young children, developed and implemented an innovative psychotherapy group for teen parents, and helped to create a comprehensive developmental- behavioral screening instrument for children under 5 years of age.

Dr. Henson's expertise is in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, complex learning difficulties, and social-emotional difficulties. She is research-reliable trained in both the ADOS and ADI-R, and specializes in the following assessments:

Neurodevelopmental Evaluations

ADHD Evaluations

Neuropsychological Evaluations

LD, Academic, and Gifted Evaluations

Dr. Henson also provides individual and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families. In her clinical work, Dr. Henson specializes in:

 

Behavioral Parent Consultation /Therapy and Parent Training Groups

Individual Therapy for Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Social Skills difficulties

Child and Adolescent Group Psychotherapy for Anxiety and Depression

   

 



                  


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