Who We Are

Dr. Melissa Perkins-Banas

Dr. Perkins-Banas is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist/ sports psychologist with a dual doctorate degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology/ sports psychology with internationally renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D, with additional postdoctoral study in neuroanatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord. In addition to neuropsychological assessments, she also conducts individual, couples, and family therapy.

Dr. Perkins-Banas also works with athletes for sub-clinical/ clinical issues related to competition and for mental aspects of sports training for peak performance. She conducts baseline testing, assists with return to play decision making, and cognitive rehabilitation in concussion management. She is a certified ImPact Consultant and USTFCCA coach, a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and a Hall of Fame athlete.

Education

  • Specialization Program: Postdoctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology and Sports Neuropsychology
  • Psy.D – Clinical Psychology| Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Psy.D – School Neuropsychology | Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • BA – Biopsychology | University of Rhode Island

Memberships | Specialties

  • Member APA
  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Division 40)
  • Association for Applied Sports Psychology

Dr. Michelle Solomon

Dr. Solomon is a license- eligible clinical psychologist who is under the supervision of Dr. Perkins-Banas. She has completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at William James College and she has training and experience in a variety of settings, including private practice, behavioral consultation, community based childhood and family support services, neuropsychological testing centers, schools, college counseling centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient clinics.

Dr. Solomon’s approach to healing and transformation is based on a collaborative approach that supports and enhances the client’s mind, body, and spirit. She provides a holding space for guidance and support that leads to personal transformation and integration. She emphasizes working with together to create a treatment plan that is unique to client needs and one that facilitates positive growth and change.

Dr. Solomon provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy for a wide range of clinical presentations to support a personal healing and transformation of social, emotional and physical well-being. She treats children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She also performs neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Dr. Solomon specializes in the impact of social media on its users. Her graduate work on social media and self-esteem has been repeatedly recognized among scholarly work as one of the most accessed dissertations and theses for several months.

Dr. Joshua Plummer

Dr. Plummer is license- eligible clinical psychologist under the supervision of Dr. Perkins-Banas. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at William James College, and he has training and experience in a variety of settings, including schools, college counseling centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient clinics. He treats children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Plummer emphasizes a collaborative approach to therapy, working with individuals and families to best meet client needs and to facilitate growth and change.

Dr. Plummer provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy for a wide range of clinical presentations to support social, emotional, and executive function skill development. He also performs neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Education

  • Psy.D – Clinical Psychology| William James College
  • MA – Professional Psychology| William James College
  • BA – Psychology| Stonehill College