I am Dr. Victoria Tuchscherer, or Dr. T, a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment of children, teens, and young adults. I evaluate patients with a variety of illnesses and disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorder, anxiety, depression, neurologic disorders, and genetic disorders.
I am from the northwest suburbs of Chicago and completed all of my schooling and training in the Chicagoland area. I earned my bachelor’s degree at DePaul University and my graduate work at Rosalind Franklin University. My residency and fellowship were completed at Alexian Brothers Health System (now Amita Health). Following my work at Alexian brothers, I worked as a staff neuropsychologist at NorthShore University Health System. I have since been serving patients in private practice.
Living in this area all of my life, and currently residing in the northwest suburbs with my husband and two young children, has allowed me to establish strong relationships with a variety of schools, psychiatrists, therapists, and group practices. This makes it easy for me to connect my patients with additional services and providers.
Elizabeth Heideman, PhD, ABPP-CN
Board-certifed Pediatric Neuropsychologist
I am Dr. Elizabeth Heideman, a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment of children, teens, and young adults. I evaluate patients with a variety of illnesses and disabilities including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorder, anxiety, depression, neurologic disorders, and genetic disorders. I take a whole child approach to testing and evaluation. I view my role as using what I know about the brain to help understand how children think, learn, and navigate their daily lives in order to develop educational, psychosocial, and medical recommendations to support optimal development. I’m originally from Minnesota, but completed my schooling and training in various places. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and from there completed my PhD at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I first moved to the Chicagoland area in 2011 to complete my internship at Alexian Brothers (now AMITA health) and fell in love with the city. I then moved to Boston for my fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston where I met my now husband. After fellowship, I was able to convince him to move to Chicago where I took a staff neuropsychologist position at NorthShore University Health System. I currently live in Chicago with my husband and three children.
I spent seven years at NorthShore before leaving to serve patients in private practice. Spending this time in the North Shore at NSUHS, I have been able to establish relationships with a variety of other professionals and schools which has provided me with a strong grasp on how to connect patients with necessary services.
Maura Wolfe, PhD
I am Dr. Maura Wolfe, a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment of children, teens, and young adults. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Psychology at University of Dayton and my master's degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University. I completed my residency at AMITA Health on the pediatric neuropsychology rotation. I then went on to complete my 2-year fellowship here at Northwest Suburban Psychology Group. Throughout my training, I worked at children’s hospitals, community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric units, and private practices where I was trained in evidence-based assessment and intervention with a specific focus on pediatric neuropsychology. I also have more focused experience conducting developmental evaluations for young children.
I enjoy working with children, teens and young adults with a range of concerns including Autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, psychiatric concerns, and medical conditions (e.g., epilepsy, genetic conditions, prematurity, congenital heart defects, etc.). My goal of each assessment is to help families better understand why their child is struggling and provide a roadmap of how to help them succeed. I believe that it is equally important to identify both strengths and weaknesses in a child in order to make the most effective and individualized recommendations.
Lindsey Bugno, PhD
I am Dr. Lindsey Bugno, a second-year neuropsychology fellow. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology at St. Xavier University. I then earned a master’s in clinical counseling psychology, and a master's and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. I completed my residency at Indiana University School of Medicine focusing on pediatric psychology (or health psychology) and neuropsychology. Throughout graduate school, I have focused on clinical areas of specialty including pediatrics, neuropsychology, and general child psychology, providing me with well-rounded training to meet the needs of my patients and their families. Most of my clinical training has been through children’s hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practices. I enjoy working with children of all ages and their families with concerns including but not limited to ADHD, learning disabilities, and medical conditions. My goal with every assessment is to highlight both areas of strength and weakness in order to provide individualized recommendations and provide insight into current struggles. I enjoy working with families and providing them with tools so they feel empowered to navigate new diagnoses and the educational system.
Allison Brown, PhD
I am Dr. Brown, a first year neuropsychology fellow focusing on the assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults. I evaluate patients with a variety of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric presentations, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, developmental delays, neurologic disorders and conditions, and genetic disorders. I earned my bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology at the University of Wisconsin and spent some time after college working with teenagers with behavioral disorders. I then went on to earn my doctorate in clinical psychology at Rosalind Franklin University. I completed my doctoral internship at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida with an emphasis in pediatric neuropsychology and pediatric health psychology. I am from the north suburbs of Chicago and am thrilled to be back living and working near my family and friends. My time growing up in the local suburbs provided helpful insight into the expectations and difficulties many children and adolescents face at local schools, as well as the many wonderful resources available to families. I am excited to continue to grow and learn as a provider who helps children and families understand the relationship between brain development and function, behavior, and social/emotional development.
Ellen Hurdish, M.S.
I am Ellen Hurdish, a Parent Coach at Northwest Suburban Psychology Group. In my role, I work closely with parents, teachers, and other providers to offer coaching and consultation to support adults & children at home, at school, and in the community. I am passionate about empowering parents with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment in order to manage behavior and build strong, nurturing relationships. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology at Mississippi State University and my master's degree in psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. While in graduate school, I gained valuable experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in therapy. I also received extensive training in the administration and interpretation of neuropsychological assessments and worked for a number of pediatric neuropsychologists in the Chicagoland area. Following the completion of my master's degree, I worked as a Parent Coach at a private practice in downtown Chicago. I also gained a few years of experience working in a private therapeutic preschool as the Director of Social-Emotional Learning as well as Co-Director of Academic & Therapeutic Programs there.
I am Julia Jaber, an accomplished professional with a background rooted in healthcare and psychology. Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, I relocated to Illinois in 2010 to complete my studies and be closer to my family. My journey began with the pursuit of nursing, leading to certification as a nurse assistant in Illinois. However, my true passion for psychology emerged, and in 2020, I proudly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. My interest in the human mind and my dedication to helping others have brought me to my latest role with NWSP as Clinical Intake Coordinator. Using my expertise and compassion, I am dedicated to facilitating the journey of individuals seeking expert neuropsychological care at our practice.
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