As a neuropsychologist, Susie strives to provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to children, adolescents, and adults who present with an array of with learning, attention, and behavior/psychiatric/medical difficulties. She also participates in educational advocacy within the school system as well as with legal advocates to help parents to navigate the labyrinth of the special education system, helping them attain the appropriate school placement, accommodations, and intervention services critical to the child's success. Susie thoroughly understands the nuances of the neuropsychological evaluation process and the neurocognitive underpinnings that support learning, development, behavior, and social-emotional functioning.
received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Child Psychology, also from Suffolk University. I completed a predoctoral internship at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn and a postdoctoral fellowship at NYU School of Medicine. In my fellowship, I worked with renowned psychiatrist Dolores Malaspina to research the causes and correlates of childhood and adult aggression in schizophrenia. Following this, I joined the Family Translational Research Group (psychologists Amy Smith Slep and Richard Heyman) at NYU to study how family violence contributes to medical outcomes, such as childhood obesity and diabetes. I held an appointment as Assistant Professor with the Research Faculty at NYU School of Medicine. Though I loved research, I missed being able to spend more time helping families one-on-one, so I opened Small Brooklyn Psychology to get back to direct clinical work.
My software engineer husband and I love Brooklyn and are proud to call it home! We moved from Boston into Clinton Hill in 2009 with our then-2-year-old son and then Prospect Heights. Now we've settled into a home in Ditmas Park with our three kids and are likely to see you at the area playgrounds!
Susan (Susie) Kozelka, Ph.D., NCSP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. She completed a doctorate in school psychology at Fordham University, pre-doctoral internship at the School at Columbia, and a pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at the Promise Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to beginning her formal education in psychology, Susie was a special education middle school teaching assistant in the Chicagoland area. She has worked with children and adults from a range of socioeconomic populations with learning and related disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and medical/neurological conditions at Columbia, the NYU Child Study Center, Brooklyn Learning Center, and in private practice.
I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience with children and adults from many different backgrounds. I founded Small Brooklyn in 2013 after I noticed a need for Brooklyn-based psychological assessment services, especially outside of Park Slope and Downtown Brooklyn. I'm so excited to be working in my own backyard, with many of my long-time neighbors and beloved Brooklyn institutions.
I earned my BA in Psychology from Cornell University and my MBA in Organizational Behavior from Suffolk University in Boston. In 2010, I
Small Brooklyn Psychology is a private psychology practice founded by a licensed clinical psychologist. We offer neuropsychological, educational, behavioral, diagnostic, and personality assessment to children from babies through young adults, and we make recommendations for new strategies and for services throughout the city.
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