Who We Are
The Neuropsychology Service is a group of five licensed psychologists with long experience and expertise in evaluating learning, attention and behavior difficulties in children, adolescents and adults.
Robert Sedgwick, Ed.D.
Dr. Sedgwick is the Administrative Director of the Neuropsychology Service. He earned his Doctorate in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and he was associated with the Children’s Developmental Center at Cambridge Hospital for 26 years. While at Cambridge Hospital, Dr. Sedgwick was Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sedgwick has over 30 years of experience in neuropsychological and educational testing; he has worked as a child and family therapist also.
Janice E. Schwartz, Ed.D.
Dr. Schwartz is the founder of the Neuropsychology Service and she is the senior clinician on our staff. Dr. Schwartz has 40 years of clinical experience in neuropsychology and in psychotherapy with children and with families. She is widely recognized on the North Shore as a clinician who makes recommendations that are practical and understandable. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Shuman, she is the author of two books on multiple sclerosis: Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: A Guidebook for Families and Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A Handbook for Families.
Julie Crimmins, Psy.D.
Dr. Crimmins holds a doctoral degree from William James College. She has specialized in psychological and neuropsychological assessment at The Neuropsychology Service and at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. Dr. Crimmins has extensive experience with children and adolescents in specialized settings (St. Ann’s Home and School in Methuen, Massachusetts). One of her major interests is in assisting schools with supporting students with learning and emotional problems.
Nancy Pruett, Ph.D.
Dr. Pruett trained in Chicago, New York City and Paris, France. Her post graduate training was at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts and she continued there as a Staff Psychologist, holding positions in the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Unit, the Eating Disorders Clinic and the Outpatient Clinic. She held the rank of Associate Psychologist of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School. In addition to her experience with testing and evaluation, Dr. Pruett has worked extensively with adults and older adolescents using Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Courtney McHugh, Psy.D.
Dr. McHugh currently has a private practice in Salem, Massachusetts, and she also conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations at The Neuropsychology Service. Her doctoral degree is from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College). Her past experience includes working at the North Shore Medical Center and at the Essex County Juvenile Court Clinic.
Paula Neulist, B.A.
Ms. Neulist has over 30 years of experience with the administration of mental health services, starting at Tewksbury Mental Health Associates and now at The Neuropsychology Service. She has extensive experience in communicating with families about the evaluation services that will clarify learning and behavior problems in children/adolescents. Also, she advises special education personnel in setting up student evaluations that can help to determine if a disability designation is warranted.