Megan A Brown, Ph.D.
Owner & Director of
Brown Psychological Services
Dr. Megan Brown grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey and is happy to have landed back in this community that has been home for so many years!
Dr. Brown graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Being the daughter of two physicians, she always knew she wanted to be some type of doctor-preferably not one that would have to be on call overnight!
Dr. Brown earned a Masters in Counseling and Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, and School psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has lectured nationally and has been published on various topics related to child development. Dr. Brown has received specialized training in neuropsychological, psychological, and forensic assessment while working with many of the leaders in the field of psychology and psychiatry over the years.
In graduate school, Dr. Brown had the opportunity to work in the Koegel Autism Center where she was trained to work with children on the Autism Spectrum using Pivotal Response Treatment, a naturalistic intervention model derived from ABA approaches. After earning her doctorate, she served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Rebecca School, a private school in Manhattan serving children with neurobehavioral disorders of relating and communicating. The school ascribes to Stanley Greenspan’s Developmental Individual Differences Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime Model, which Dr. Brown employs in her clinical work treating children with various neurodevelopmental disorders. She has lectured and supervised doctoral students in this methodology to help build children’s social, emotional, and intellectual capacities.
In addition to her work in the schools, Dr. Brown worked as a clinical psychologist with the Hallowell Center in New York City since its inception in 2007. Dr. Brown trained closely with Dr. Edward Hallowell, who is a best-selling author and nationally renowned expert in ADHD. At the Hallowell Center, she administered and neuropsychological evaluations in a supervisory role, consulted to some of the most prestigious schools in NYC, and treated individuals and families to understand and embrace their ADHD brains.
Dr. Brown is licensed in New York and New Jersey and while the majority of her work is in New Jersey, she maintains a small practice in NYC. She has served as adjunct faculty and supervised graduate students through the NYU School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, Columbia University, and Fordham University. She continues to supervise postdoctoral therapists toward licensure.
Dr. Brown has been practicing for over a decade and conducts neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and college students. She also maintains a caseload of patients with whom she works therapeutically to build coping strategies, improve skills, and process emotions from a developmental and relational perspective. She always incorporates parents into her sessions with children so that the skills may generalize to everyday life. Most importantly, Dr. Brown believes that positive connection is pivotal for any change and each child and individual is treated as the unique being they are!
While her formal training and professional experience have provided the necessary foundation to work as a competent psychologist, it is her life experience of being a mother to three young children that she draws upon when working with her patients.
As we had to pivot to support children and families during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have learned new ways to provide meaningful support through teletherapy. While social distance is not ideal for mental health, we are helping people stay connected through this modality if they choose. We use a secure HIPPA compliant platform called SimplePractice. Dr. Brown is authorized under the authority of PSYPACT to practice interstate telepsychology in 33 states. This is especially helpful for treating college students and out-of-state individuals using telehealth. Check this link to see if your state participates