As a neuropsychologist Dr. Lavoie has been in private practice
in the Andover area specializing in mindfulness and general
well-being with all ages for near 20 years.
She is the former cofounder and Director of Psychological
Services for ADD Health and Wellness Centers, specializing
in ADD/ADHD. She has also worked as a forensic expert witness
in both federal and local courts, has co-authored regular column
in ADDitude Magazine, Kiwi Parenting Magazine, The Autism Spectrum,
and Exceptional Parenting Magazine, and supervises other mental health
Dr. Lavoie has served as an adjunct faculty member in psychology
at the University of Massachusetts and Suffolk
University with numerous classes taught in Psychological
Assessment, Child and Adolescent Development, and
Group Dynamics. Research contributions in ADHD include
alternative treatments to ADHD with diet and fish oil
supplements, the impact of meditation on symptoms of
ADHD, and sensory processing styles in the ADHD student.
Dr. Lavoie earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk
University where she focused on Clinical Neuropsychology
and researched meditation in treating ADHD. She completed
internships in Behavioral Neurology at the Harvard Longwood
Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and in
Pediatric Neuropsychology at New England Medical Center.
Her post doctoral practice included five years at the Hallowell
Center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD
where she pioneered the center's ADHD group treatment
protocol and her work was recognized nationally by US News
and World Report, the Jane Pauley Show, and Reader's Digest.