Dr. Laurie Philipps
Dr. Jerrod Handy
- Dr. Laurie Philips H.C. Philipps, Ph.D., FABPS
- play_arrowLicensed Clinical Psychologist
- play_arrowClinical Pediatric & Adult Neuropsychologist
- play_arrowClinical Pediatric & Adult Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Laurie Philipps is the founder of NeuroHealth. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Psychology and English Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology from The University of Iowa. She completed fellowships in the areas of Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Neuropsychology at The University of Iowa Medical Center, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, and subsequently completed her residency in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center/Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Philipps has held faculty and clinical appointments at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush Medical Center/Rush Medical College, Northern Illinois University, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and in the Advocate Healthcare System. She also served as the Dean of Students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Philipps is an invited lecturer at a number of academic institutions and professional societies, and she is a member of the training committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has also published numerous original research articles.
Dr. Philipps is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, with certifications in the areas of pediatric and adult neuropsychology and pediatric and adult forensic psychology. She has been on the medical staff of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital since 1993. She has also held previous medical staff appointments at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Philipps specializes in direct school consultation and advocacy for patients at NeuroHealth, assisting children, adolescents, and their families in obtaining and retaining 504 Accommodation Plans, as well as Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in both public and private school settings. She also provides direct school advocacy for students whose special education needs require a Private Therapeutic Day School Placement.
Dr. Philipps’ areas of expertise include pediatric and adult psychological, neuropsychological, and forensic assessment, as well as treatment and case management of pediatric and adult autism-spectrum disorders, learning disorders, developmental disorders, neurologic disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorders, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Philipps also has experience and expertise with neurocognitive remediation of executive function and memory disorders. She embraces a systems approach to assessment and treatment, providing both marital and family interventions as well.
- Dr. Jerrod Handy Psy.D.
- play_arrowPost-Doctoral Clinical Psychology
- play_arrowNeuropsychology Fellow
Dr. Jerrod L. Handy, Psy.D. obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology, with minors in Spanish and Theology from The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Handy received his Master of Arts and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. He also studied abroad at The University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Handy completed his Internship in Clinical Pediatric & Adult Psychology at Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Handy currently provides neuropsychological, psychological, adoption, and forensic assessment/testing services, as well as psychotherapy and consultation to children, adolescents, adults, and their families at NeuroHealth. Dr. Handy assists families with the development and implementation of parenting strategies, behavior management plans, and family communication skills. He also has expertise in ABA Therapy with children diagnosed with Autism-Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Handy’s areas of clinical assessment and treatment expertise include ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Attachment Disorders, Adoption Issues, Autism-Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders), Substance Use/Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussions, and Complex Trauma.
Dr. Handy assists parents in understanding the application of psychological/neuropsychological testing results to obtain/retain/expand 504 Academic Accommodation Plans and IEPs in grade school through high school. In addition, he assists with the utilization of psychological/neuropsychological test results in applying for ACT/SAT/AP accommodations for students, as well as for individuals seeking test accommodations on the GRE, MCAT, and also professional licensure exams (such as the Bar and Nursing Exams). Previous to joining our team at NeuroHealth, Dr. Handy provided psychological services at Michael Reese and Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and also worked with Autism Home Support Services in Chicago, Illinois providing ABA Therapy to children diagnosed with Autism-Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Handy is conversational in Spanish.