Dr. Lauren Grossman has been studying the intersection of psychology and education since her undergraduate years at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, from which she graduated magna cum laude. She then earned her Master’s in Education in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Grossman began her career in psychology as a clinical counselor at a nonprofit organization in the community where she grew up, working with children and adolescents with school and legal issues. She moved to the DMV area to attend the American School of Professional Psychology, where she earned a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology, while working and training at some of the best academic medical centers, including Children’s National and the Kennedy Krieger Institute; she was involved in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, brief focused assessments, and pre-and post-surgical evaluations. She also helped to co-run an Unstuck and On Target therapy group. In order to complete her doctoral degree, Dr. Grossman then completed her year-long pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans. At Tulane, her focus in neuropsychology was primarily on very young children who were being evaluated for autism spectrum disorder, although she also conducted school admissions assessments and evaluations for medically-compromised patients.
Following completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Grossman moved to Southern California for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Orange County with a specialty focus in neuropsychology. She participated in concussion clinics, epilepsy clinics, inpatient rounds, and grand rounds, and also was part of the inpatient consultation team. Dr. Grossman also led various training groups, providing supervision for doctoral students.
Following the completion of fellowship, Dr. Grossman returned to her roots as a neuropsychologist at Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where she primarily worked with oncology patients. In addition, she was involved in multidisciplinary clinics, including the NICU follow-up clinic, the autism clinic, and the long-term survivors clinic for oncology patients. It was through all of these wonderful opportunities that Dr. Grossman became well-versed in child development and the impact of medical conditions on development. Dr. Grossman relocated to the DMV area for family reasons in 2019, and started working at The Stixrud Group, where she has been ever since.
Services & Expertise
- Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults
- Individuals ages 6 through college-age
- Neuro-diverse affirming provider
- Sensitive to gender nonconforming or transgender clients
- Assessment of various issues, including ADHD, autism, learning disorders, language differences, motor difficulties, and emotional problems
- Brief consultations with families to discuss the need for an evaluation and to provide resources and treatment options
Education & Training
- 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, CA
- Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from the American School of Professional Psychology at Washington, D.C. (APA-accredited)
- APA-accredited internship in pediatric psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA
- Master’s in Clinical Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology at Washington, D.C.
- Master’s in Education in Psychological Services (MSEd) from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in elementary education (BA) from West Chester University in West Chester, PA