Last updated: 8/12/2019

Sandra Shaheen, PhD, ABPdN (617) 232-4858
Last Updated: 8/12/2019
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Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Effective treatment always benefits from diagnostic insight.  A neuropsychologist uses assessment tools to complement other methods of information gathering.  In this way, I help prioritize, or rule in or out diagnoses which benerfit from treatment.  A child may have anxiety, and learning disability.  Which should be addressed first?  A head injury may exacerbate pre-existing difficulties:  how does the intervention approach change?  My training is hospital and mental health clinic based.  Therapists, and other care-givers may invite assessment when treatment is at a standstill, or when symptoms impact the use and generalizing of therapies. I enjoy working with other caregivers for good "wrap-around" services for children, famillies, teens and young adults.  Each referral is carefully screened for the potential value of assessment services, and each testing battery is individually designed.

Focusing on:
Academic Accommodations Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Learning Disabilities Neurological Neuropsychological Testing Traumatic Brain Injury
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Anxiety/Panic Disorders Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Developmental Disability Infant Mental Health Memory Problems Parenting Issues Selective Mutism Sleep Disorders Tourette's Disorder
Office and Contact Information
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319 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115  

(617) 232-4858

Contact: Dr. Shaheen

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
Tue9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu9:00am – 5:00pm
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Days
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation


Years of Experience: 30

MA - Psychologist [3741]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPN)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO Blue) Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) HMO Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity United HealthCare of New England (Options PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Brain/Head Injured College Students Learning Disability
Adopted Cancer Patients Chronic Illness Gifted Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive Testing Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Other theoretical approaches:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Education Consultation Parent Guidance
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Armenian Indian Irish Italian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA) International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (MNS) National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)