Founder of the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center
Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist
Dr. Laura Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and founder of the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology and English with High Honors from the University of Michigan. Dr. Rubin worked as a consultant for Anderson Consulting in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to attending graduate school. She received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Rubin subsequently completed an APA-accredited internship with a concentration in clinical neuropsychology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Following this, she attended a post-doctoral fellowship at the New York University Medical Center. She received specialized training in developmental pediatric neuropsychology assessment.
Dr. Rubin has extensive experience providing neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. She has expertise in evaluating individuals with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, medical concerns, and social-emotional difficulties. Additionally, she provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults, and she utilizes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems treatment modalities in her work with clients.
Dr. Rubin has supervised doctoral-level graduate students and given presentations about neuropsychological assessment, psychopathology, neurological conditions, child development, parenting issues, and psychotherapeutic treatment at medical centers, universities, elementary schools, and community organizations. She is also a frequent media contributor, advising the public on important mental health issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and child development. Dr. Rubin also presented at TEDxPortsmouth regarding “Reframing to Rewire Your Brain.”
Additionally, Dr. Rubin is a former adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire and a former board member of the Richie McFarland Children’s Center. She has published and presented research at professional meetings. She is warm, engaging with clients, and helpful to clients in reaching their goals. She lives in the Seacoast with her husband and three children.
Executive Functioning Coach
Gianna Alden, a graduate of Wheelock College, received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching Young Children with Special Needs. She also graduated from the University of New Hampshire where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
After teaching first grade and working as a special educator in Kingston, NH, Gianna taught preschool for several years at Rye Country Day School. Currently, she works as a psychometrist at the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center where she assists in administering and scoring various assessments regarding clients’ cognitive learning and academic functioning. In addition, she writes our monthly blog post and online newsletter, making connections with our local community and current issues in areas of child/adolescent development, mental health, and education.
Gianna also provides executive functioning coaching for children, adolescents, and young adults. Coaching services include an initial intake, data collection, and an individualized intervention plan. Executive functioning coaching is tailored to the client’s individual needs and includes progress monitoring. Additionally, Gianna collaborates with school teams to maximize consistent efforts at achieving student success.
Gianna lives with her husband in the Seacoast area where they have raised their two sons who are now off to college.
Linnea Hauthaway is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Gerontology. Linnea worked for more than 14 years at EnviroSystems, Inc., (ESI) out of Hampton, New Hampshire. At ESI, Linnea worked as an Aquatic Toxicologist and also managed the laboratory for several years prior to leaving to spend time at home with her young children. Linnea joined the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center team in the fall of 2012 as the office manager.