Our Team

Laura RubinLaura Rubin, Ph.D.

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.

 

Alyssa Maiuri, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Dr. Maiuri graduated from Antioch University New England with her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in May 2021. Dr. Maiuri  joined the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center team in the fall of 2020 as a Pre-Doctoral Intern and currently is a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Maiuri received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch and also graduated from Salve Regina University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Special Education minor.

Prior to entering her graduate school program, Dr. Maiuri was a childcare worker at The Walker School in Needham, MA, a residential program for children ages 5-13 with severe behavioral and emotional disorders. Through her practicum trainings, Dr. Maiuri has worked with a variety of populations in a neuropsychological assessment practice, an elementary school, and an outpatient clinic. During these experiences, she worked with children ages 2-18 with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Trauma, and other emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Maiuri has recently moved back to New England from New York City where she completed her pre-doctoral internship in an outpatient clinic and day treatment center for children and adolescents in Bronx, NY.

 

Matthew Hillyard, M.Ed.

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern

Mr. Hillyard will be graduating in December 2021 with a Psy.D. in combined mental health counseling and school psychology.  Mr. Hillyard received his Master’s Degree in Educational Studies with a Counseling focus from Rivier University and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Hillyard’s professional experience includes having worked as a team member providing mental health care at New Hampshire Hospital and with families of New Hampshire as a state social worker.  After beginning graduate school, Mr. Hillyard completed practicum training at Light House School in Chelmsford, MA as a therapist and psychometrician intern, at Merrimack High school as a psychometrician intern, and also at Greater Nashua Mental Health as a psychotherapist and evaluator for patients with court involvement. During that time, Mr. Hillyard gained experience working with children, adolescents and adult populations with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Harbor Care Health and Wellness providing neuropsychological evaluations and psychotherapy. Mr. Hillyard utilizes an evidence-based cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and client-centered approach in his psychotherapy work with clients.

Mr. Hillyard’s research interests include improving treatment efficacy of interventions for children with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and developmental challenges. He is also interested in better defining the intersection of personality and cognitive functioning and how those variables relate to various cognitive biases.

Gianna AldenGianna Alden, M.S.

Psychometrist

Executive Functioning Coach

Ms. 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, Ms. Alden 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.

Ms. Alden 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, she collaborates with school teams to maximize consistent efforts at achieving student success.

Ms. Alden lives with her husband in the Seacoast area where they have raised their two sons who are now off to college.

 

Linnea HauthawayLinnea Hauthaway

Office Manager

Ms. Hauthaway is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Gerontology. Ms. Hauthaway worked for more than 14 years at EnviroSystems, Inc., (ESI) out of Hampton, New Hampshire. At ESI, Ms. Hauthaway 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. Ms. Hauthaway joined the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center team in the fall of 2012 as the office manager.