Psychologist Session

Psychological Testing Team

LEADERSHIP PROFILES

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Elena Davis, Ph.D.

Team Supervisor and Assistant Director

(Ellie) Davis, Ph.D. serves as Assistant Director at James Levine and Associates, P.C. and is responsible for supervising and coordinating assessment-related services. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with young children, adolescents and their parents. Her current professional focus involves providing assessment and consultation services for preschool-aged children through adults. Dr. Davis received her doctorate at the University of Rhode Island and trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to being licensed as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Davis also holds certification as a school psychologist. She has worked in numerous public and private school settings across the state providing an array of assessment, therapy, crisis counseling, coaching, behavioral consultation and program evaluation services. Dr. Davis has extensive experience working with individuals to support their optimal functioning across home, school and community settings.

STAFF PROFILES

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Rosie DeVincentis, Psy.D.

Dr. Rosie DeVincentis is a licensed clinical psychologist at James Levine and Associates, P.C. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England. Her current professional focus is on the psychological, and psychoeducational, assessment of individuals of all ages, across a range of psychiatric disorders. Dr. DeVincentis has experience in assessment and psychotherapy across various settings, including an acute psychiatric inpatient unit, an outpatient mental health clinic for individuals with severe mental illness, a neuropsychological department within a veterans administration hospital, and a college counseling center. Dr. DeVincentis is also an affiliate faculty member at Antioch University New England, teaching graduate students within a clinical psychology program. Dr. DeVincentis’ work is grounded in psychodynamic and humanistic theories, and her interests include higher-functioning autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, assessment as a therapeutic intervention, and projective and personality assessment.

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Christopher Rose, Psy.D.

Dr. Rose is a licensed clinical psychologist who obtained his undergraduate degree at Ithaca College and his doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Specializing in the area of psychological testing and consultation, Dr. Rose has expertise in the evaluation and assessment of cognitive, emotional and personality functioning. He has extensive experience with numerous test measures, including objective and projective instruments. He is skilled with child, adolescent and adult populations. Dr. Rose’s experience stems from the inpatient, outpatient, residential and educational milieus, conducting evaluations with clinical, academic and forensic foci. His clinical interest lie in the areas of diagnostic clarification ; assessing learning disorders and learning styles, ADHD; the autism spectrum, co-occurring disorders, assessing the psychological impact of trauma, anxiety and helping clients successfully build upon their personal strengths.

Over ten years of directorial experience also mark Dr. Rose’s resume, including clinical management and program direction for community and hospital outpatient behavioral health services. Systems enhancement and process improvement represent areas of interest and dedication. In that regard, Dr. Rose has a proven record of re-designing operations to ensure excellence in clinical care, satisfaction in the workplace, and outstanding customer service.

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Gillian Woldorf, Ph.D.

Dr. Woldorf is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her bachelor's degree from Amherst College and her master's and doctoral degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She has more than 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy and psychological testing and has been with JLA since 2017. She has worked in community mental health centers in Ohio, California, and Massachusetts, as well as in primary care and specialized eating disorder treatment settings. Dr. Woldorf is especially interested in psychological testing with older children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach to psychotherapy incorporates elements of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapies.

Dr. Woldorf is also a professional violinist who can be heard in various ensembles and in community musical theatre productions around western Massachusetts.

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Lindsay Wright, Psy.D.

Dr. Wright is a licensed clinical psychologist who obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Wright has specialized in psychological testing, crisis intervention, and consultation. She has extensive experience with the assessment of cognitive, executive, and personality functioning with numerous assessments. Dr. Wright’s past work has included assessment in outpatient, inpatient, and forensic settings. Specific areas of focus include risk assessment, forensic assessments, and the diagnostic clarification of complex cases.

In addition to assessment experience, Dr. Wright has been part of clinical leadership and supervision, has taught in the college setting, been a consultant on national treatment program initiatives, has facilitated training programs and group treatment development, worked as a crisis negotiator, and managed a crisis treatment program.  She also has an extended history of work in correctional and inpatient settings.

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Amanda Ryan, Ph.D.

Dr. Amanda Ryan has been working in education since 1996, and she earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology at UMass Amherst in 2004. For the past two decades, Dr. Ryan has been conducting evaluations of students’ learning and social emotional needs and providing consultation to schools and families throughout Massachusetts.  Dr. Ryan has extensive experience with conducting psychoeducational evaluations, and helping to inform students and their support teams about their strengths and needs as learners, so that they can maximize their potential and achieve their goals. Dr. Ryan has had a myriad of other roles conducting evaluations of social emotional behavior, planning academic and social emotional interventions, and working directly with children to provide social skills instruction. One of Dr. Ryan’s primary professional interests over the years has been working with educators to build effective school wide systems that support all learners to achieve academic and social emotional benchmarks. Through consultation and professional development, Dr. Ryan has helped dozens of educators to develop and implement multi-tiered systems of support, particularly in the areas of school-wide literacy and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  

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Molly Alvin, Ph.D

Dr. Molly Alvin is a licensed school psychologist with 15 years of experience working in different capacities in public schools. She obtained a bachelor's degree and teaching license at Mount Holyoke College.  After teaching first grade in a public school for two years she worked as a mindfulness instructor and curriculum designer on Cape Cod, before pursing her doctoral degree. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she focused on the evaluation of and treatment for social emotional wellbeing. Her research involved mindfulness-based interventions in the elementary setting and their benefits for students and educators. Dr. Alvin recently has worked as a school psychologist in public schools where she counseled students, consulted with parents and school staff, and evaluated students for special education eligibility. Dr. Alvin is passionate about wellness in schools and in particular, social emotional learning,  positive behavior interventions and supports,  mental health, and stress reduction, for students, staff, and families. Dr. Alvin is also a mother of two young children, and values having the perspective and experience as a parent and school psychologist.

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David Rutherford, Ed.S, MA

David is a school psychologist with over 30 years experience, primarily in the public schools.  David has a MA and Ed.S. from Ball State University.

 

In addition to the traditional testing roles, David has experience with developing and using curriculum-based measurement, response to intervention (RtI), and DIBELS.

 

David was part of a team that developed a district-wide RtI system to identify students with specific learning disabilities rather than the traditional discrepancy model.

David is licensed for pre-school through twelfth grade.

 

Outside of school psychology, David is an avid golfer and works as a rules official with the PGA, NCAA and MassGolf.

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Jessica Hands, Ed. S., BCBA, LABA

Jessica Hands received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Houghton College in 2010. After she spent a year with AmeriCorps in Buffalo, NY, Jessica went on to earn her M.Ed. and Ed.S. in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More recently, Jessica has received an Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Populations certificate from the University of Massachusetts Boston and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2018. She is currently working on becoming an Endorsed Northeast Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Trainer through the University of Connecticut. 

​Jessica is excited to bring her school-based experience in consultation and assessment to her role as BCBA and School Psychologist at James Levine & Associates.

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Miranda Piris, Ed.S, M.A.

Miranda Piris is a school psychologist with over five years’ experience conducting psychoeducational evaluations in the public school setting. Miranda earned her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in School Psychology at Tufts University. Miranda is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Springfield College. In her free time, Miranda enjoys hiking, trail running, and reading novels.