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Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman, PsyD

Director, Summer Program; Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center
Child Mind Institute


Olivia Cowan, Staff Associate

Leah Sugerman, PsyD, is the Director of the Summer Program and a psychologist in the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Sugerman is passionate about evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, OCD and depression. She utilizes her strong foundation in evidence-based behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments (CBT) and positive psychology to help children and their families thrive.

Dr. Sugerman earned her certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children (MATCH-ADTC). She has a specific interest in including parents in the treatment approach and providing live coaching to support families in implementing new techniques in real time.

Dr. Sugerman utilizes her experience across home, school, community and therapeutic camp settings together with her genuine care for children, teens and their families to help her clients achieve lasting change. Dr. Sugerman’s approach integrates therapeutic practices that are proven to work with the flexibility to adapt to each family’s needs in order to help each person achieve their goals. 


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School Affiliate
  • Intern, Achieve Behavioral Health
  • Graduate Counselor, Camp Baker, Harvard Medical School Affiliate
  • School Psychology Intern, Birchwood School in Clarkstown Central School District
  • Graduate Student Therapist, Positive Psychologist Institute for Emerging Adults at Hofstra University
  • Graduate Student Therapist, Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Hofstra University
  • Psychological Evaluator, Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic at Hofstra University


  • PsyD, School and Community Psychology, Hofstra University
  • MS, School and Community Psychology, Hofstra University
  • BA, Psychology, Lander College for Women

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