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About Us


Allan J. Rooney, Psy.D.

Allan J. Rooney, Psy.D. specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children, teenagers and adults through geriatrics. He is also a certified Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialist following a post-graduate program in Autism Spectrum Disorders at Antioch New England University.


Dr. Rooney received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova University and his postdoctoral neuropsychology training through the Fielding Institute at New York University of Medicine. He also completed postdoctoral training in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center for Communicative Education and Research (New York). He holds 2 masters’ degrees in clinical psychology, an M.S. from Nova University and an M.A. from Southern Connecticut State University. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts.


Dr. Rooney’s experience working with children and adolescents began in 1985. He provided assessment and therapy for children with intellectual and emotional difficulties through the University of Miami School of Medicine-Mailman Center for Child Development. At the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Dr. Rooney worked with children and taught them behavioral techniques to help them manage their anxiety and depression associated with undergoing medical procedures.

Dr. Rooney’s background includes work with Holocaust survivors at the Southeast Florida Holocaust Memorial Center. He further developed his work in adult psychology while on the staff at the Fairfield Hills Hospital in Connecticut, where he evaluated and treated chronic mentally ill adult and geriatric patients.


Dr. Rooney provided evaluations and therapy for patients with brain injuries and other neurocognitive conditions while Director of Psychological Services at the Brook Hollow Health Care Center in Wallingford, Connecticut. He has been in private practice since 1997.


Amanda Pope, Psy.D.

Dr. Amanda Pope is a clinical psychologist specializing in child and adult psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational evaluations.  She received her doctorate from William James College in Newton, MA and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Atlanta Psychological Services in Atlanta, GA. During her fellowship, she completed a broad range of assessments (e.g., neuropsychological, psychological, forensic, trauma-focused) and developed a focus in Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations. 


Dr. Pope completed an APA-accredited internship at the Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation in Newton, MA, where she conducted comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations across the lifespan. In addition, Dr. Pope worked at the Roger Williams University Counseling Center in Bristol, RI during her internship, providing counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students. 


Dr. Pope has also conducted assessments in her work as a Psychometrician at the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her goal is to provide comprehensive assessments that meet each patient's unique needs.  She aims to provide recommendations that are direct and useful to patients and their families, as well as support them across multiple areas of functioning, including social, emotional, academic, and occupational to help them reach their optimal potential.


Rachel Grossman, Psy.D.

Dr. Rachel Grossman is a clinical psychologist who specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychological and psychoeducational evaluations. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Seven Hills Behavioral Health in Worcester, MA. During her fellowship, she provided psychotherapy and a broad range of psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.


Dr. Grossman’s prior experience includes providing early childhood mental health consultation for daycares and preschools in the Metro West and Boston areas through a consultation agency and working as a mental health professional with toddlers and young children in Early Intervention services. She has previously worked as a mobile crisis clinician providing crisis assessments to children and adults in their homes and in hospital emergency rooms. Dr. Grossman has also provided counseling services, psychological and psychoeducational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults in a therapeutic school, public schools, and community mental health centers.


Dr. Grossman’s goal is to provide thorough assessments to help children, adolescents, and adults successfully navigate a variety of different developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs and challenges. She strives to provide recommendations that are easily applicable, strength based, and effective in meeting her clients and families particular needs.

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