Jessica McCarthy DeGaetano, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in adult clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Dr. DeGaetano is experienced in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and individual and group psychotherapy for older adolescents and adults with a range of neurological diagnoses, including neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injury, and stroke. She also works with caregivers and their families adjusting to the “new normal” that follows a life-altering diagnosis, and is practiced in both acute inpatient and outpatient brain injury rehabilitation.
Dr. DeGaetano completed her internship training in Adult and Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at Staten Island University Hospital and Adult Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology post-doctoral fellowship at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange and Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Dr. DeGaetano also has experience in research, serving as a research coordinator for multiple National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded grants at the Center for Obsessive-Compulsive Treatment and Related Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. DeGaetano is excited to bring her passion for clinical and research work to The Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey (CRCNJ). She provides new patient consults, neuropsychological evaluations, individual psychotherapy, and a psychoeducational series to patients and families seeking tailored information and guidance following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Dr. DeGaetano also conducts psychosocial groups for caregivers to provide support to those caring for a loved one suffering from cognitive decline. She will also serve as a rater for the many clinical research trials aimed at early disease intervention that CRCNJ provides.
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