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Alyssa Goodman

Alyssa Goodman, MS

Clinical Extern, Autism Center
Child Mind Institute

Alyssa Goodman is a clinical extern in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a certified school psychologist and fourth-year doctoral student pursuing her PsyD in school psychology at St. John’s University. She is experienced with and passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, as well as their families. She has extensive training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and positive behavior support. She is passionate about using evidence-based practices to help individuals reach their goals and promote optimal emotional, academic, adaptive, and behavioral functioning across different domains of life. She is dedicated to using cognitive and behavioral principles, person-centered principles, and autistic-informed perspectives in her work.  

Alyssa received her Master of Science degree in school psychology from St. John’s University. She served as a student therapist for two years at the St. John’s Center for Psychological Services, delivering psychoeducational evaluations, cognitive behavioral therapies, social skills interventions, and mindfulness techniques for children and adolescents with various internalizing and externalizing difficulties and diagnoses. She completed her third-year externship at Commack Union Free School District, where she engaged in school psychological services including evaluations for special education, behavioral consultation, and individual and group counseling. She worked for two years as a behavior therapist for children with ASD diagnoses, focusing on reducing disruptive and/or unsafe behaviors and teaching effective and functional alternative skills to help improve communication and adaptive abilities.

Alyssa received her bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, where she majored in psychology on the ABA track. At Binghamton, she received intensive training in ABA and worked for three years as a trainee, peer supervisor, and teacher assistant at the Institute for Child Development. She has also interned at the Elija School, a small, intensive educational program for autistic children and adolescents with significant behavioral challenges.  

Alyssa uses a warm, collaborative, and caring approach to help individuals and families build upon their existing skills to overcome various psychological challenges and live happier, more independent lives.  


  • PsyD, School Psychology (expected 2024), St. John’s University, Queens, NY
  • MS, School Psychology, St. John’s University, Queens, NY
  • BA, Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY


  • Extern, Commack Union Free School District, Commack, NY
  • Student Therapist, St. John’s Center for Psychological Services, Queens, NY