Dr. Melissa Fiorito-Grafman, Owner & Manager
Dr. Melissa Fiorito-Grafman graduated from the University of Delaware with a dual undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Thereafter, she attended an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited graduate school at Seton Hall University where she obtained a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and an Educational Specialist Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Thereafter, Dr. Grafman obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Neuropsychology, from Seton Hall University.
Dr. Grafman completed an APA accredited residency-training program at New York University Langone Medical Center-The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. She subsequently completed a two-year fellowship specializing in Pediatric/Adult Neuropsychology. She is licensed in the state of New Jersey and New York and maintains a private practice with office locations in Ridgewood and Closter, New Jersey. There, she provides both individual and group therapy services, as well as assessment (neuropsychological, educational, and psychological) for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including (but not limited to): epilepsy, acquired/traumatic brain injury, AD/HD, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, brain tumors, as well as co-morbid emotional and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Grafman's education and training is unique in that she has expertise working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families at the individual and group therapy level, as well as providing psycho-educational and neuropsychological evaluations. For over a decade, Dr. Grafman has obtained relevant clinical training at a number of prestigious training sites such as Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center where she has worked with a variety of populations, including pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. She has also gained experience at the international level and was a part of a team who traveled to Trinidad, aiding in the execution of a therapeutic day camp program for children, adolescents, and adults with moderate to severe developmental disabilities in the context of a range of different disorders. She is also a contributing co-author for "The Handbook of Interviewing Children", wherein she discusses key psychosocial developmental challenges across childhood. She has also been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Vision. Most recently, you can see her featured as an expert pediatric psychologist on www.newparent.com and www.toddlermag.com where she discusses relevant topics in the field of pediatric psychology/neuropsychology. She is also affiliated with a number of local, state, and national professional organizations:
- American Psychological Association
- New Jersey Neuropsychological Association
- New Jersey Psychological Association
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