Dr. Laurie Philipps
Samantha La Rocco
- Dr. Laurie Philips H.C. Philipps, Ph.D., FABPS
- play_arrowPrincipal, Executive Director
- 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.
- Alif Muhammad, M.A., LPC
Alif (Al) Muhammad, L.P.C., earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL, and his M.A in Community Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Al has served as a Community Support Specialist/Case Manager at Thresholds in Chicago, IL, providing case management, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention to children and adolescents. He also provided school-based therapy to children and adolescents and facilitated parenting groups through Turning Point Behavioral Health in Chicago, IL. Earlier in his career he provided special education support to students in the Chicago Public School System.
On the NeuroHealth team, Al provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families in the treatment of a variety of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, health psychology, and ADHD.