Knowing ADHD is important because it allows us to offer more effective suggestions and help people get the most out their lives. It is also what sets ADHD Boston apart from the rest.
Thor Bergersen, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Vermont and University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed residency training in adult psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he was part of a research group investigating the genetics and medication treatment of childhood psychiatric disorders. He served as Medical Director for a multi-clinic outpatient mental health system in eastern Massachusetts prior to founding ADHD Boston in 2004.
Dania Gaffin, Ph.D. completed her education and training at Cornell University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the Yale University Child Study Center, where she completed an intensive pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship specializing in the evaluation and treatment of young children. Dr. Gaffin has also had extensive training and experience with conducting neuropsychological evaluations of elementary school-age children and adolescents. Her other areas of interest and expertise include the assessment and therapeutic treatment of learning disabilities, ADHD, learning and memory, and social-emotional difficulties in children and adolescents. Dr. Gaffin evaluates children and adolescents between the ages of 0 and 19.
Julia E. Volynskaya, LICSW is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston College with over 20 years of professional experience, with particular focus on child and adolescent therapy. With her extensive clinical background, Julia understands the importance of customized, individual treatment approaches for both children and adults, drawing from a diverse array of therapeutic methods, which she carefully tailors to fit each client’s needs. These include Play Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Strength-Based/Solution- Focused Therapy. Julia’s unique therapeutic skills are especially beneficial to those living with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship and family conflict, as well as those struggling with life transitions, stress management, and self-esteem. In addition to her clinical expertise, Julia has years of experience working collaboratively with schools, students and families, helping to navigate through the complexities of individualized education and 504 plans, advocating to ensure her clients receive the assistance and accommodations they require to learn and thrive.
Providing family, individual and couples counseling, Julia works with clients and families to help identify and build upon strengths, empowering them to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.