Dr. Mandi White-Ajmani
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Owner


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 in the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and Bed-Stuy neighborhoods.  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 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 contributors to 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 am still involved with this research, and I hold an appointment as Assistant Professor with the Research Faculty at NYU School of Medicine.


​After living in Boston for 10 years following our undergraduate years, my software engineer husband and I relocated to Brooklyn in 2009 with our then-2-year-old son.  We now live in Prospect Heights with our three kids and are likely to see you at the area playgrounds!