Clinical Neuropsychology

Meet Our Providers

Lou Eckart, Ph.D.

I am a licensed psychologist and health care provider.  I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1988 and have been licensed in Massachusetts since 1989.   I have been a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1990.

While in Cincinnati, I completed internships in pediatric psychology, and neuropsychological assessment of children, at the Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and at the Children’s Psychiatric Center.  I also received pre-doctoral training in adult neuropsychology at University Hospital and worked as an assistant to a neuropsychologist at the Veteran’s Administration hospital.

In Boston, I completed an internship in pediatric psychology at Franciscan Children’s Hospital, with an emphasis on providing evaluations and treatment for children with developmental disabilities and neurological impairment.

I worked with the Neonatal Neurology Program at Children’s Hospital in Boston, providing developmental evaluations of infants and toddlers.  While there, I was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 2001 through 2003.

My experience includes working as a child and family therapist in a community health center in Boston (Neponset Health Center).  I have also worked closely for many years with the evaluation teams of  several Massachusetts public school districts, helping children to get the appropriate special educational services.   I also work with agencies which provide services to adults with disabilities, such as the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC).

Because I have worked in diverse settings including hospitals, community health centers, and schools, I have experience in serving people of all ages, with a range of developmental needs.

Deborah L. Abber, PhD

Abber photo Dr. Abber is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University in 2001. As a graduate student, Dr. Abber received specialized training in neuropsychology and the assessment of children in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral clinical training at South Shore Mental Health, a community mental health clinic, where she specialized in working with children and adolescents in individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, and psychological assessment. Dr. Abber completed three years of postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Learning Lab at Lesley University.

Dr. Abber’s expertise is in the neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment of children and adolescents with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, neurocognitive processing deficits (auditory processing, visual processing, memory, executive functioning), Learning Disorders (reading, writing, math), Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. She has worked with students in various school settings (public, private, special education, and charter schools) and has expertise in evaluating the broad range of developmental, cognitive, learning, social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can interfere with learning in the classroom and overall school success.

Dr. Abber specializes in the following assessments:

Neuropsychological Evaluations of children and adolescents (ages 5-22 years)
Educational/Academic Evaluations
Learning Evaluations and Assessment of Intellectual Functioning and Giftedness
Functional Behavioral Assessments

Akhila Sravish, PhD

Dr. Akhila Sravish is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. The primary focus of her clinical practice is to support families of children facing challenges in social, emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning. Dr. Sravish has an expertise in neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children with a wide range of developmental abilities. Following a diagnostic evaluation, she offers recommendations to support and improve day-to-day functioning at home, school, as well as in the community. Additionally, she is available for follow-up meetings to ensure that the needs of the child and family are adequately met over time.

In psychotherapy treatment, Dr. Sravish helps children develop and strengthen their behavior and emotional regulation skills, and provides parents with tools to best support their child’s developmental needs. She specializes in working with families of children with complex feeding challenges as well as severe growth and nutrition concerns. Dr. Sravish has a special interest in working with caregivers, supporting them during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Dr. Sravish has received specialized training in neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan, from infancy through older adulthood, in inpatient and outpatient settings, at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals in the Greater Boston area. During a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sravish specialized in the assessment and treatment planning of children and adolescents with complex developmental needs. She completed her predoctoral internship at the May Institute in the pediatric psychology track.

Dr. Sravish received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research focused on the development of emotion regulation systems in babies within the context of the infant-caregiver relationship. Guided by her interest in working with little children and their families, Dr. Sravish completed the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work with children with complex developmental disabilities led her to the LEND (The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Sravish can be reached via email at akhila@childandyou.com.


Katherine  Hennighausen, PhD

  My goal is to help your child thrive at home and school.  You should feel my assessment clarifies your child’s strengths and challenges, and offers effective advice.  I use warmth, good humor, and developmentally appropriate strategies to keep the testing experience positive.  We can collaborate as needed with educators and other professionals on the best ways to support your family.

I earned my Ph.D. in both Developmental and School Psychology at the University of Minnesota.  Then I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral clinical fellowship at Children’s Minnesota.  I received a National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and remain a part-time clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, training researchers here and abroad on observational tools I created.  I also provide evaluations and consultation at the integrated preschool in the Lexington Public Schools.  My practice spans infancy through young adulthood.  I am experienced with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, educational, and medical issues.

I can be reached at Kate@eckart-phd.com















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