Founded by Dr. Sanam Hafeez, Comprehend the Mind is the leading provider of neuropsychological assessments and evaluations in New York City.

CtM is a group of licensed, doctoral-level neuropsychologists with decades of experience in working with children and adults. We boast an impressive number of instruments and tests to assess cognitive, academic, neurological, and psychiatric domains.

Neuropsychological testing is notoriously expensive and, often, unaffordable. Both children and adults are dealing with novel challenges, in our private and larger worlds, that have changed considerably in the last few years.

At Comprehend the Mind, we pride ourselves on accepting most major insurance plans and offering competitive self-pay rates.

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We Go In-Depth

Our customized yet standardized testing model takes a whole-person approach. We believe that data is inconclusive without considering genetic, academic, neurological, psychiatric, and social-emotional factors. Our team of neuropsychologists provide valuable and tailored clinical insights, diagnoses and recommendations, relying on the team approach and objective information.

Explore our offerings


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Psycho-Educational Testing

The Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children and Adults (WISC-IV, WPPSI-IV, WAIS-IV), Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-4), Woodcock Johnson Cognitive and Academic Batteries (IS WJ-IV), Stanford-Binet-5 Intelligence Scales (SB-5), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III), Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC), Nelson Denny Reading Test, Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT-5), C-TOPP 2 Phonological Processing, TOMA-3 for Math and Test of Written Language (TOWL-4)

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Neuropsychological Testing

The Dean Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery, Wide Range Test of Memory and Learning-2 (WRAML-2), Cognistat, Delis and Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning Scales (DKEFs and DREFs), Luria Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery, ADHD scales (Conners Rating Scales, Brown ADD Scales), Beery Buktenica Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI)

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Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale-2 (ADOS-2), Children Autism Rating Scales (CARS), Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2 (GARS-2), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II

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Psychological And Personality Tests

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), Behavior Assessment Scale for Children (BASC), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI A and 2), SCL-90, Yale-Brown OCD Scale, Beck’s Anxiety and Depression Scales, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III), Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

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School and Work Accommodations

The accommodations are tailored individually to patients but often resemble the following:
- Time and a half on tests and assignments
- Separate location during tests
- Reader/scribe
- Extended deadlines at work
- Use of noise-canceling headphones
- Advanced notice of assignments, tasks, breakdown, check-in- with professors or supervisors

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Fitness-for-Duty Examination (FFDE)

Fitness for Duty or job clearance exams are sometimes required by employers to allow employees to return to work after an incident or a mental health challenge. We often see individuals including:
- Police officers
- Firefighters
- Teachers
- Doctors
- Military personnel

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We offer forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony in multiple areas:
- Personal and
catastrophic injury
- Immigration and hardship (N-648, medical waiver)
- Medical malpractice
- Child custody
- Special education
- Guardianship Article 17

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Sanam Hafeez


Founder and Director

Dr. Sanam Hafeez is a pioneer in neuropsychological assessments, reshaping its clinical model and best practices. She sought to deliver answers to her patients and, in doing so, eliminated the rigid, one-size-fits-all approach. An expert in trauma, learning problems, ADHD and autism, she found that there was often an overlap and misdiagnosis because older models neglected the psychiatric components. Over the past two decades, she has brought together highly skilled professionals to deliver superior evaluations and literally change lives for countless, thankful patients over two decades.

Our Expert Team

 Dr. Hafeez has carefully curated a team of psychologists with varied specializations. They are backed by our experienced support staff. 

Dr. Miriam L. Most


Licensed Psychologist 

Dr. Miriam L. Most is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological testing, psychological, educational, and developmental assessment. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Abigail Connolly


Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Abigail Connolly comes from a long line of educators. She has taught students from first grade to graduate school, and across areas from academics to aerobics.

Dr. Ryan Tessier


Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist

A graduate of Hofstra University’s esteemed doctoral program, Dr. Ryan Tessier is a Licensed Psychologist with an emphasis in assessment, applied behavioral analysis and developmental disabilities.

Laura Pullaro


Psychometric Team Manager
Certified School Psychologist

Laura Pullaro, a highly accomplished School Psychologist, serves as the dedicated manager of the psychometric team.

Emily Mora


Operational Manager

Emily Mora, the Operational Manager at Comprehend the Mind, often seems to have all the answers.