Dr. Jeff Drayer
Dr. Jeff Drayer is a licensed psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider. Dr. Drayer obtained his bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia College – Bronxville, New York and his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Drayer’s training includes a two year specialized post-doctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology with children, adolescents, and young adults. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Terry Children Psychiatric Center in Wilmington, Delaware working with children and adolescents. Dr. Drayer’s training also includes placements at the adult Behavioral Neurology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University’s Disability Resource Center working with college students with learning disabilities, and at The Shattuck Hospital working with young adults with severe psychiatric disabilities. He also has extensively worked with preschoolers and children with autism, which was the topic of his graduate research. Prior to starting his own practice, Dr. Drayer worked as a developmental neuropsychologist for several years at a private group practice in the Boston Metro area.
Dr. Drayer specializes in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and consultation for children, adolescents, young adults, and families impacted by: developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD); learning disabilities; ADHD; medical illnesses; and other neuro-developmental and psychiatric disorders. He provides neuropsychological, psychological, and developmental evaluations for toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Drayer is also available for school observations and consultations, and to attend school meetings, as well as professional presentations.
Dr. Drayer also services as the President-Elect for the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Catherine Bell
Dr. Catherine Bell is a licensed psychologist and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Lesley University, followed by a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology was completed at Northeastern University in 2009, where her graduate research was on the impact of learning disorders on mental health.
Dr. Bell’s predoctoral training at McLean Hospital and Franciscan Children’s Hospital included group and individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from severe psychiatric disorders. She also worked for two years in the Watertown, MA public school system, conducting intellectual, academic, and psychological testing with students in elementary, middle, and high school.
As a staff psychologist with the McLean Hospital College Mental Health Program, Dr. Bell collaborated with students and families to improve their college readiness skills. She then left her hospital post to start a private practice, providing psychotherapy and consultation to adolescents and young adults.
As a member of Dr. Drayer’s practice, Dr. Bell works with children, adolescents, and young adults to find ways to be successful and confident at school and at home.