Our experienced speech-language pathologists hold master’s degrees, are nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and hold a New Jersey License. Special education teachers, reading specialists, and learning consultants hold master’s degrees. Our staff continually stays ahead of the latest treatment advances by participating in national teaching and training conferences.
Marcie Fountaine, MS, CCC-SLP
Marcie graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and received her Master of Science degree in speech language pathology from Boston University. She has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings, including private practice, public schools, and a pediatric inpatient rehabilitation hospital. She has extensive experience treating children with a wide range of communication difficulties including autism spectrum disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing, and written language disorders and social communication disorders. Marcie has specialized training in PROMPT, Social Thinking®, and selective mutism. She has extensive experience in comprehensive language and social communication evaluations to assist appropriate academic placements. Marcie is the clinical director at PSLLC and has experience supervising graduate students and clinical fellows.
Director of Business Operations
Carole has more than 10 years’ experience with PSLLC taking care of the business end of the practice. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her previous experience includes employment as an internal auditor in retail and a small business manager.
Carole also is a former Lawrence Township Board of Education member and a former trustee of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation.
Mark Cooperberg, PhD
Director of Psychological Services
Child Therapist in Princeton
Mark Cooperberg is a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey. He has a PhD in clinical psychology—with specialization in children and adolescents—from Case Western Reserve University, which he earned after a predoctoral internship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry. His undergraduate degree in psychology is from the University of Michigan. Mark has extensive experience in conducting therapy and evaluations with children, adolescents, adults, and families, including individuals with wide ranges of presenting problems. He has worked in many settings, such as schools, specialized summer programs, community mental health centers, day treatment facilities, residential placement facilities, inpatient hospitals, and specialty outpatient clinics. Mark has acquired deep expertise in working with children and adolescents who have mood, behavioral, and social disorders; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder; Asperger’s syndrome; high-functioning autism; depression; bipolar disorder; and anxiety disorders. Mark also provides individual and family therapy, behavioral parent training, social skills training, and social and emotional learning in both individual and group formats. And he conducts functional behavior assessments and writes behavior intervention plans.
Elizabeth McHugh, PhD
Neuropsychological Testing in NJ
Elizabeth McHugh is a New Jersey–licensed psychologist and school psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological testing and evidence-based interventions. She has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, learning differences, and emotional or behavioral-regulation difficulties and specializes in working with families to help identify concerns and diagnostic answers with regard to their children and adolescents in order to help connect them with evidence-based treatments for those areas of concern. Elizabeth is a certified school psychologist and has expertise in both guiding families through the special education system and providing school districts with recommendations for a child’s individual needs.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The College of New Jersey and both a master’s degree in human development and a PhD in school psychology from Lehigh University. After completing a predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s autism clinic, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology.
Parin Kamdar, PsyD
Parin Kamdar is a licensed clinical psychologist whose interventions are drawn from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, and family system approaches. She has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, ADHD and related learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and family conflict. She also has extensive training and experience working with eating disorders, in both residential and outpatient settings, through internships and fellowship placements at the Renfrew Center of Philadelphia and Florida. In addition, Parin is well versed in the administration and interpretation of comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments.
Parin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in psychological assessment from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists in NJ
Carly Fog, MS, CCC-SLP
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Carly graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology and audiology, and she completed her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from Ithaca College as well. Carly has experience working in a school setting treating students in both general and special education programs, ranging from kindergarten to high school. She has treated students with a wide range of communication difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia, receptive and expressive language disorders, and auditory processing disorders. Carly has experience working in Applied Behavioral Analysis classrooms. She has programmed augmentative and alternative communication devices and trained students and professionals how to use them for functional communication in the classroom. Carly has specialized training in PROMPT and Social Thinking®, and has extensive experience in comprehensive language and social communication evaluations to assist appropriate academic placements. Carly also has experience supervising clinical fellows.
Victoria Orellana Orantes, MS, CCC-SLP
Victoria received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees specializing in communication disorders and sciences from William Paterson University. She has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations and in various settings, including outpatient, inpatient, acute, and subacute. Victoria has worked with a wide range of communication difficulties, including articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing, AAC (alternative and augmentative communication), fluency disorders, feeding difficulties/disorders, executive functioning, hearing disorders, traumatic brain injury, written language disorders, and social communication disorders. She also has experience working with populations that include autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorders, and behavioral difficulties. Victoria has experience supervising both graduate students and clinical fellows.
Ankita Patel, MA, CCC-SLP
Ankita has experience in a variety of pediatric settings, including private practice, Early Intervention, and school settings. She has worked in both general education and special education programs in public and private specialized schools. She has experience with elementary and middle school students. She has experience treating children with a wide range of speech and language difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, selective mutism, and traumatic brain injury. Ankita also has experience with augmentative and alternative communication devices. She has training in Social Thinking® and social communication disorders. She is also trained in PROMPT.
Ankita received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University and completed her Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology from Hofstra University.
Melanie Rosenthal, MS, CCC-SLP
Melanie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, and she received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She has experience working with a range of students in both the school setting as well as private pediatric clinic setting. Melanie has worked with students ranging from 6 months to 18 years of age, and she has experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of communication difficulties, such as autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and/or expressive language difficulties, social communication difficulties, stuttering, and selective mutism, as well as other diagnoses including ADHD, anxiety, depression, and OCD. Melanie has a great deal of experience with Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation curriculums, including treating students utilizing these methods, as well as providing staff and parent training to promote carryover and generalization of taught skills. Melanie has experience utilizing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices with students, including programming devices to facilitate functional communication and providing parent training on how the child can use his or her device to communicate with a variety of communication partners across different settings. She is also trained in PROMPT.
Disha Patel, MS, CCC-SLP
Disha received her bachelor’s degree in speech, language and hearing sciences from the University of Connecticut and her master’s degree in speech and language pathology from New York Medical College. Disha has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings, including private practice and public schools. She has experience treating children with a wide range of communication difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia or speech, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing, written language disorders, and social communication disorders. Disha has specialized training in PROMPT, Social Thinking, and selective mutism. She has experience in comprehensive language and social communication evaluations. Disha enjoys working closely with families and other professionals in her students’ lives to ensure effective and efficient therapy.
Kelly Robertson, MS, CCC-SLP
Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from LaSalle University, and she earned her Master of Science degree in speech language pathology from Northeastern University. After beginning her career, she became interested in the behavioral aspects of her students and received her Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked in private practices as well as a variety of school settings, including working with students ages 2-21 in general education settings through separate day programs. Throughout her career, she has gained experience with a variety of areas of need, including language, social skills, and articulation. Kelly has a special interest in the area of augmentative and alternative communication and has experience in implementing it. Kelly also has specialized training in PROMPT.
Nicole Tunnard, MA, CCC-SLP
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree from West Chester University in communication sciences and disorders with a minor focus in linguistics. She then earned a Master of Arts in audiology and speech language pathology from Montclair State University. Nicole has experience working in a variety of clinical settings, both pediatric and adult. In her public school setting experience, Nicole works with children with a range of communication needs, including autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, and social communication difficulties. Nicole has experience working collaboratively with a team of specialists in Applied Behavioral Analysis classrooms. Nicole has specialized training in PROMPT.
Our Occupational Therapist
Eileen Rabe, MS, OTR/L
Eileen graduated from Ithaca College with a dual bachelor’s and master’s degree in occupational therapy. She has worked in various settings, such as outpatient centers, schools, sensory gyms, and her private practice. Throughout her career, Eileen has gained exposure to diverse pediatric populations and has worked with students ranging from preschool to early adulthood with global delays, sensory processing disorders, SAD, graphomotor concerns, and visual-motor and visual-perception delays. She has extensive experience working with clients on activities of daily living (ADLs) and prevocational skill building. Eileen specializes in sensory integration and gross and fine motor development, having gained certification in Astronaut Training, Zones of Regulation®, HWT, PAF, and experience with the Social Thinking® curriculum.
Our Learning Specialist
Carol Cooper-Braun, MA
Learning Specialist/Executive Function Teacher
Carol graduated from Drew University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Soon after receiving her master’s degree in teaching from The College of New Jersey, Carol was hired to start a new program at The Newgrange School, a private school for children with learning differences. In addition to running the Social Strides Program, Carol also taught social skills, life skills, and high school English classes. She was a presenter at several professional development seminars on topics such as executive function, social skills, technology for the classroom, and strategies for reading comprehension. Carol also developed curriculum for social and life skills and created social goals documents that are used for student IEPs. She recently earned her Supervisor’s Certification from Seton Hall University.
Terri Rossman, MS, CCC-SLP, CAS
Terri founded Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center (PSLLC) in 1989. Over the years, Terri’s vision for PSLLC remained the same: to offer the most advanced, most effective therapies available anywhere. To that end, PSLLC has become one of the most respected clinics in the state of New Jersey.