Shinakee Gumber, Ph.D.
NYS Licensed Psychologist
As a neuropsychologist, and a board certified rehabilitation psychologist, I work with people with brain injuries and neurological illnesses to conduct neuropsychological assessments and treatment.
A neuropsychological assessment helps me to establish parameters of current cognitive functioning. This includes finding out the vulnerabilities in thinking that resulted from the brain injury/illness, as well as the intact aspects of cognitive function.
With respect to treatment, I help individuals and families adapt to changes after their injuries and maximize cognitive and functional abilities. I use empirically validated, well researched treatments to improve cognitive functions such as attention, speed, language, memory and the ability to be efficient in day-to-day life. I also focus on behavioral and emotional changes, all of which can commonly occur after an injury or illness. In my 7 years of postgraduate experience, I have come to understand that a diagnosis or an injury can create chaos for both the individual and their respective family members. Therefore, I work to address all systems and aspects of life that have been impacted by the injury.
I also currently work as a full-time faculty member at NYU Langone as I am engaged in research and clinical work with patients.
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York
Master’s Degree, Clinical Psychology University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Doctorate Degree, Clinical Psychology Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Meets Houston Conference Guideline Criteria for Training as a Neuropsychologist
Traumatic brain injury
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)