David Lipsitt, Psy.D., is a Senior Psychologist providing neuropsychological evaluations, individual psychotherapy for children and adults, and parenting consultations.
With 16 years of experience in neuropsychological and socialemotional assessment, Dr. Lipsitt provides a strengths-based, nonpathologizing approach. He specializes in the impact of emotional wellness on learning and productivity — and vice versa!). If you or your child have difficulty focusing, organizing, controlling impulses, remembering, learning, processing details, seeing “the big picture” or main idea, performing academics, or navigating the social environment, Dr. Lipsitt provides evaluations that assess one’s learning and socialemotional styles — an important step in deciding upon the most optimal strategies. In equipping you with practical recommendations, Dr. Lipsitt’s reports serve as “user manuals” for the brain.
In addition, Dr. Lipsitt provides empathic and solutionfocused psychotherapy focused on managing symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, panic, depression, temperamental “hypersensitivity,” mild autism, and nonverbal learning disorder — including support strategies for time management, stress management, pain management, and overall emotional wellness.
Dr. Lipsitt’s integrative clinical orientation draws upon neuroscientific research, CognitiveBehavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Health Psychology. The type and scope of intervention depends upon the concerns at hand, and empirically supported interventions are used when appropriate.
Dr. Lipsitt’s training has included a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology and Neurodevelopment at Harvard Medical School. Here, he held an appointment as Instructor of Psychology and provided trainings for psychiatry residents on neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as worked with children and adolescents, whose autism-spectrum challenges were complicated by cooccuring diagnoses. He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). In addition to extensive private-practice work, Dr. Lipsitt has served as staff psychologist at McLean Hospital’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Services, The Hallowell Center, ADHD Boston, The LD & ADHD Center of Hawaii, and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.