Dr. Sarah Schaffer is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in evaluating both children and adults. She has extensive experience treating patients with neurological disorders, psychiatric illness, and complex medical issues. Her specialty areas include differential diagnosis of dementia, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, movement disorders, developmental disorders, and forensic neuropsychology. Dr. Schaffer has also received specialty training in meditation and mindfulness techniques, which she has found to be extremely effective in treating a wide range of issues, including mood disorders, stress/anxiety, athletic performance, ADHD, and general lifestyle changes.
Dr. Schaffer earned her doctorate in philosophy from Palo Alto University. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, as well as a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Schaffer has extensive research experience on topics ranging from social cognition, psychometric properties of neurocognitive measures, and patient outcomes. She has published in peer reviewed journals and has presented her research at professional meetings across the country. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA Divisions 40 & 41, International Neuropsychological Society, and the New York State Association of Neuropsychology.