Brooke Catanzaro, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC. Dr. Catanzaro has expertise in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and diagnostic assessment from early childhood through adulthood. She has worked with a range of individuals including those with a variety of neurodevelopmental concerns, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, language-based learning challenges, learning disabilities, and social/emotional difficulties. Dr. Catanzaro also has experience evaluating children with selective mutism and genetic disorders.
Dr. Catanzaro received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fairfield University. She received her Master’s degree in School Psychology from St. John’s University. Additionally, Dr. Catanzaro received her Psy.D. in School Psychology from St. John’s University, where she was extensively trained in psychological assessment, intervention, and consultation. Dr. Catanzaro completed her training in diverse settings, including schools, outpatient mental health clinics, and pediatric hospitals. She completed her predoctoral internship at CBC , a clinical neuropsychology externship at the Child Study Center at the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of NYU Langone Health, and a school-based externship within the Pleasantville Union Free School District. Dr. Catanzaro has expertise in conducting psychological evaluations and consulting with teachers and other school professions in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans. Furthermore, she has implemented evidence-based interventions for behavior modification and management in the classroom setting to ensure treatment efficacy across disorders.
In addition to evaluations, Dr. Catanzaro provides executive functioning support and coaching, aiding in the development of study skills, organization, time management, planning, problem-solving strategies, and working memory. Additionally, she has provided cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to a range of individuals including those with emotion regulation difficulties, behavioral challenges, and anxiety.
Dr. Catanzaro is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN), and the American Psychological Association (APA), where she presented some of her school-based research.