All of our doctors have completed doctoral programs and residencies in clinical psychology. In addition to their doctoral training, they have all completed two-year specialty fellowships in neuropsychology, allowing them to evaluate and help in treating individuals with conditions that directly or indirectly impact brain functions in relation to cognition, behaviors and emotions.
Nicole Barcelos, Psy.D.,
Michelle Bobulinski, Ph.D., Associate Neuropsychologist
Dr. Bobulinski completed her undergraduate degree at Bucknell University. She completed her master's degree in psychology at New York University. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. Her predoctoral residency in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology was completed at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr Bobulinski completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Yale University School of Medicine focused on adult psychology. She has experience working in academic and research settings, multidisciplinary medical settings, and in private practice and has held leadership roles with regard to training and research in neuropsychology and clinical psychology. Dr Bobulinski specializes in neuropsychological and psychological consultation and assessment of adults, older adults/geriatrics, and provides assessment/consultation with older adolescents. She has served as an expert witness in civil forensic cases.
Dana Carr, Psy.D., Associate Neuropsychologist
Dr. Carr completed her undergraduate degree at Fairfield University. She completed a master's degree and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. She completed an internship that focused on pediatric and adult populations, through Miami-Dade County Human Services. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Easter Seals with an emphasis on lifespan neuropsychology and treatment.
David Lovejoy, Psy.D., ABN, FACPN, Associate Neuropsychologist &
Senior Managing Partner
Dr. Lovejoy completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He completed is doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Virginia Consortium (College of William & Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University). Dr. Lovejoy completed his residency in clinical psychology at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Hartford Hospital & the Institute of Living. Dr. Lovejoy is board certified in neuropsychology and has published broadly in the areas of adult and pediatric neuropsychology, forensic assessment, disability, brain imaging, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Lovejoy has held leadership roles with regard to postdoctoral training in neuropsychology, clinical psychology and health psychology. He has also directed programs that have focused on traumatic brain injuries, stroke, tumors, learning disabilities, disability evaluation and neuropsychological aspects of awake brain mapping/surgery. Dr. Lovejoy has served as an expert witness in both civil and criminal forensic courts and is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Traumatology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Jay Beatman, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Beatman earned his undergraduate degree at Tufts University. He obtained his master’s degree in clinical psychology at Long Island University. Dr. Beatman continued his doctoral education in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. He underwent his pre-doctoral internship at the Institute of Living & Hartford Hospital, where he provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults and adolescents. Dr. Beatman’s doctoral dissertation explored the challenges that individuals may navigate in the process of identity development during their transition from late adolescence to young adulthood. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. Dr. Beatman specializes in psychotherapy and counseling with adults, couples, families, adolescents and children.
James Pier, Ph.D., Associate Neuropsychologist & Senior Managing Partner
Dr. Pier completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College. He completed his master's degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Pier obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University. He completed his residency in clinical psychology at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Hartford Hospital & the Institute of Living. Dr. Pier has held leadership positions at hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and in private practice. He specializes in the neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Pier also serves as an expert witness in both civil and forensic court cases.
Anabela Smith, Ph.D., Associate Neuropsychologist
Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College. She completed a master's degree and a doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Rhode Island. She completed an internship that focused on school psychology and neuropsychological assessment, through the Virginia Beach Public School System. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Smith has experience working in rehabilitation settings and in group private practice where she has adopted a developmental/ lifespan approach to neuropsychological assessment, evaluating children, adolescents and adults.
Sarah Tartar, Ph.D., Associate Neuropsychologist
Dr. Tartar completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado. She holds master’s degree in neurosciences from the University of Hartford and a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Tartar completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Connecticut. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at Yale University School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Hartford Hospital and the Institute of Living. Dr. Tartar has held multiple leadership roles in areas such as fellowship training in neuropsychology, development of neuropsychology outpatient services and creation and expansion of inpatient services for individuals who suffer from traumatic brain injuries, strokes and epilepsy.
Catherine M. Wargo, Psy.D., Associate Neuropsychologist
Dr. Wargo completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and her master’s degree in forensic psychology, prior to completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC campus. Dr. Wargo completed her APA doctoral internship at Ulster County Mental Health in Kingston, NY, prior to completing a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology in an outpatient setting, with a focus on neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan. Dr. Wargo’s current specialties include (not an all-inclusive list) neuropsychological assessment particularly in evaluating individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as ADHD and other memory related conditions. Additionally, Dr. Wargo has held multiple leadership roles in a group private practice and a rehabilitation center with a particular focus on fellowship training in neuropsychology as well as the development of outpatient services.
Kate Patterson, Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Patterson, a Connecticut native, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Connecticut State University. From there, Dr. Patterson went on to earn a master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. Dr. Patterson completed her pre-doctoral internship at Community Services Institute in Springfield, MA. Dr. Patterson’s doctoral dissertation explored the relationship between social class and negative countertransference. Dr. Patterson completed her postdoctoral residency at Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown, CT. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Patterson maintains leadership roles in the training of postdoctoral residents and psychology externs. Dr. Patterson is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Joseph where she teaches in their graduate counseling program. After a near decade of experience in a multitude of settings, Dr. Patterson treats children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Patterson specializes in fostering understanding of the origins and dynamics of our relationships and how they influence our current functioning. Additionally, a significant amount of her work focuses on working with children and adolescents effected by trauma.