Dr. Lori Rockmore
Dr. Lori Rockmore is a licensed psychologist who received her doctoral degree from Pace University in the area of School-Clinical Child Psychology. During her last two years of graduate school, Dr. Rockmore worked under the supervision of internationally known experts in the field of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and conducted her dissertation on the phenomena of rage reactions in children and adolescents with TS. Dr. Rockmore went on to complete her clinical internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and continued on at Mount Sinai for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in child and adolescent trauma. As a part of her training, Dr. Rockmore took a special interest in working with children and adolescents suffering with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, life threatening allergies and transplant recipients. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Rockmore acted as the training director for Mount Sinai’s Children After Trauma Care and Health Program and was the supervising psychologist at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan (now known as the New York Center for Children). Dr. Rockmore was instrumental in the development of the Tourette Syndrome Program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, served as the Clinical Director of the Program for eight years and continues to remain as a consultant to the program. Dr. Rockmore specializes in evidence based cognitive-behavioral treatment and how to modify what has been proven efficacious to best meet the needs of the individuals she is working with.
973.564.6097 ext. 1
Dr. Rob Happich
Dr. Rob Happich is a licensed psychologist specializing in the integration of psychodynamic therapy with evidence based cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat children, adolescents and adults in individual and family settings. Dr. Happich earned his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University, where he graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Program. During this time, Dr. Happich conducted clinical trial research on children and adolescents with ADHD in the Department of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Happich trained at the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit working with children and adolescents in crisis. Dr. Happich earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. While training at Rutgers, Dr. Happich provided individual and family therapy through both the Psychological Clinic and the Tourette Syndrome Program, and conducted his dissertation on the psychosocial impact of Tourette Syndrome (TS) in adolescence. Dr. Happich completed his pre-doctoral internship training at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, where he provided individual and group therapy on both the Adolescent and Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Units. Dr. Happich has been in private practice since 2012 refining his specialized areas of treatment including depression, anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, parent management training, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, ADHD and Tourette Syndrome.
973.564.6097 ext. 2
Dr. Daniela Colognori
Dr. Daniela Colognori is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, and families with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, mood, tic, and body focused repetitive behavior disorders. Dr. Colognori received her B.A. in psychology from Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude from the University honors program. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in 2010 and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania, providing evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents in the outpatient department as well as consultation/liaison services for youth being treated for medical conditions at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Colognori went on to further specialize in CBT for youth with anxiety disorders during her post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU Child Study Center, working in NJ schools to train counselors in an evidence-based program for teens with social anxiety disorder. Dr. Colognori held an Assistant Professor position in the Combined School & Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Kean University in Union, NJ from 2012-2015, teaching graduate courses in Developmental Psychology, Child Psychopathology, and Evidence-based Psychological Treatment for Children and Adolescents. Currently, Dr. Colognori is the Clinical Director of the Tourette Syndrome Clinic at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Dr. Colognori’s research interests and publications focus on improving access to evidence-based interventions for youth with anxiety and mood disorders through partnerships with schools.
973.564.6097 ext. 3
Dr. Alyssa Johns
Dr. Alyssa Johns is a postdoctoral fellow at Specialized Psychological Services completing her licensure hours under the clinical supervision of Dr. Daniela Colognori. Dr. Johns received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University and her Master’s degree in psychology from New York University. She went on to earn her Psy.D. in school psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. During her graduate studies, Dr. Johns received specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) while working in major medical centers (NYU Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, NYU Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Disruptive Behavior Disorders), community mental health centers (Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic, Psychological Services Clinic) as well as private and public school settings. Her clinical and school-based work has focused on serving children, adolescents, parents/caregivers, and families, by providing therapy services, school consultation, and diagnostic and learning evaluations. Dr. Johns has expertise in assessment and treatment for youth with anxiety and mood disorders, behavioral and attention disorders, and commonly co-occuring social and learning difficulties. Her research interests and publications include the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based assessments and interventions for bullying and other mental health related issues. In addition to practicing at Specialized Psychological Services, Dr. Johns currently works as a school psychologist and teaches a middle school course on Emotional Intelligence at the Pingry School.
973.564.6097 ext. 6