Dr. Leah McGuire is a pediatric neuropsychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist, and a licensed psychologist in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  She is an adjunct assistant professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches graduate-level coursework related to evidence-based assessment, consultation, diagnosis, intervention, and therapy.  She serves as an ad hoc reviewer of best practice and academic research within the field for School Psychology International journal.  She is additionally a co-chair of the New Jersey Psychological Association's (NJPA's) Committee on Continuing Education Program Committee.


She received a B.A. in psychology from Bucknell University in 2005. While attending graduate school at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.M., M.A., and M.Phil. degrees and her national certification in school psychology (N.C.S.P.).  She received her doctoral degree from Columbia University in October of 2013.  She subsequently completed a two-year pediatric neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital’s Center for Attention and Learning (CAL) in Manhattan in August of 2015.  Clinically, she has worked with children and adolescents within outpatient clinics, hospitals, day and residential treatment centers, and public and private school settings.


Within her private practice, she provides empirically-supported and comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations.


Dr. McGuire provides treatment and evaluations to school-aged children and adolescents with:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attentional Weaknesses

  • Executive Functioning Weaknesses (e.g., inhibition, planning, organization of thoughts and/or materials, cognitive flexibility)

  • Learning Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Behavior Difficulties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Communication Difficulties / Language Disorders

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder / Trauma

  • Social Skill Weaknesses

  • Interest in gaining information about their cognitive and learning profiles in order to maximize academic, social and emotional successes at home and at school




  • Columbia University:  Ph.D. Degree in School Psychology

  • Teachers College, Columbia University:  M.A., Ed.M., and M.A. Degrees in School Psychology

  • Bucknell University:  B.A. in Psychology




  • Licensed Psychologist, New Jersey State Board of Psychology (License Number: 5529)

  • Licensed Psychologist, New York State Board of Psychology (License Number: 020693)

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist, National Association of School Psychologists (Certification Number: 41535)



  • American Psychological Association               

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

  • International Neuropsychological Society

  • Morris County Psychological Association

  • National Association of School Psychologists

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

  • New Jersey Neuropsychology Association

  • New Jersey Psychological Association

  • New York State Association of Neuropsychology       

  • New York State Psychological Association

  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

  • Somerset Hunterdon Psychological Association

  • The New York Neuropsychology Group




Teachers College, Columbia University

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology & Education


North Shore LIJ - Lenox Hill Hospital; Psychiatry Department; Center for Attention and Learning

Hospital-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology


Andrus Children’s Center Residential and Day Treatment Programs and The Orchard School

Psychology Internship


North Shore LIJ - Lenox Hill Hospital; Psychiatry Department; Center for Attention and Learning

Hospital-Based Externship in Pediatric Neuropsychology


Midland Park School District

School-Based Externship in School Psychology


Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center

Hospital-Based Externship in Psychology


Xavier High School                                                                               Field-Based Practicum in School Psychology


The Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services; Columbia University

Practicum in Psychoeducational Assessment of School Subject Difficulties

Practicum in Pychoeducational Assessment of Culturally Diverse Students   



Bellantuono, A., Saigh, P.A., Durham, K., Dekis, C., Hackler, D.,   

     McGuire, L.A., Yasik, A., Halamandaris, P., &

     Oberfield, R. A. (2018). A comparative analysis of family               adaptability and cohesion ratings among traumatized

     youth. School Psychology Quarterly. 

McGuire, L.A. (October 2017). Sleep Hygiene:  So Easy, You Can

     Do It With Your Eyes Closed.  Learning RX

     Quarterly Newsletter

McGuire, L.A. (September 2016).  Explosing Common Myths

     About PTSD. New Jersey Psychological Association E-  


Saigh, P. A., Hackler, D., Yasik, A. Y., McGuire, L. A., Bellantuono,

     A., Dekis, C., Durham, K., Halamandaris, P., & Oberfield, R.

     A. (2016). The Junior Eysenck Personality

     Inventory ratings of traumatized youth with and without  

     PTSD. Personality and Individual Differences.


Saigh, P.A., Dekis, C., Bellantuono, A., McGuire, L.A., Hackler, D.,      Yasik, A.E., Halamandaris, P.V. (In Press). Self-Reported      

     Depression Among Traumatized Children: A Case-Control    

     Analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders.


McGuire, L.A. (April 2016). The epidemiology of posttraumatic

     stress disorder in children and adolescents:A critical

     review.  In Bremner, D.J. (Ed.) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:

     From Neurobiology to Treatment, First Edition. Boston, MA: 

     John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Yasik, A.E., Saigh, P.A., Oberfield, R.A., Halamandaris, P.V., &

     Wasserstrum[1], L.A. (2012).  An analysisof the Revised

     Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale ratings of traumatized

     urban youth with and without PTSD.  Traumatology, 18(4),



[1] Maiden Name




McGuire, L.A. & Saigh, P.A. (January 2017). Child PTSD:

     Research, Assessment and Treatment." Morris County

     Psychological Association (MCPA).  Educational Workshop  

     Presentation.  Florham Park, N.J.

McGuire, L.A. (November 2016).  A neuropsychological  

     perspective on PTSD and trauma in youth.  North Shore LIJ,

     Department of Psychiatry, Outpatient Center for Mental

     Health.  Educational Workshop Presentation.  New York, N.Y.

Saigh, P.A., McGuire, L.A., Bellantuono, A., Durham, K., Yasik,

     A.E., Dekis, C., Hackler, D., & Oberfield, R.A. (October 2016).        PTSD symptoms and anxiety among traumatized children.

     Special Interest Group Exposition at the Association for

     Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).  New York, NY.

McGuire, L.A., Bellantuono, A. (May 2016). Posttraumatic stress      disorder in children and adolescents.  New York City    

     Department of Education (NYC DOE) Bilingual Psychologist-

     In-Training (PIT) Program:  Educational Workshop

     Presentation.  New York, N.Y.


McGuire, L.A. (March  2016). Individual needs, 

     accommodations, modifications, and the Individualized  

     Education Program (IEP).  Teachers College, Columbia

     University.  Educational Workshop Presentation.  New York,



McGuire, L.A. (March 2016).  Technology recommendations    

     and interventions to address the cognitive, academic,

     social, emotional, behavioral, learning and executive  

     functioning needs of youth.  Teachers College, Columbia

     University.  Educational Workshop Presentation.  New York,



Saigh, P.A., McGuire, L.A., Bellantuno, A. & Durham, K.

     (February 2016).  Child PTSD Workshop: Research,

     assessment, and treatment.  National Association of School      Psychology (NASP):  Educational Workshop Presentation.    

     New Orlean, L.A.


McGuire, L.A. (July 2015).  Posttraumatic stress disorder in

     children and adolescents.  The Nathan Weiss Graduate

     College at Kean University:  Educational Seminar.        Union,



Saigh, P.A., & McGuire, L.A. (April 2015).  The epidemiology,

     assessment, and treatment of PTSD in school-aged youth.          New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) Bilingual      Psychologist-In-Training (PIT) Program:  Educational    

     Workshop Presentation.  New York, N.Y.


McGuire, L.A. (March 2015).  Technology and application

     recommendations to address the neuropsychological needs

     of youth.  North Shore LIJ, Department of Psychiatry,

     Outpatient Center for Mental Health.  Educational

     Workshop Presentation.  New York, N.Y.


Saigh, P.A., McGuire, L.A., Dekis, C. & Bellantuno, A. (February

     2015).  Evidence-based assessment and

     treatment of child PTSD.  National Association of School

     Psychology (NASP):  Educational Workshop Presentation.

     Orlando, F.L.


Saigh, P.A., Yasik, A.E., Dekis, C., Hackler, D., Bellantuno, A.,

     Burton, R., Pyeatt, E.,  McGuire, L.A. & Oberfield, R.A

     (November 2014).  The Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory

     ratings of traumatized youth with and without PTSD.      

     Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT): 

     Poster Presentation.  Philadelphia, P.A.


McGuire, L.A. (February 2014).  Neuropsychological

     assessment, diagnosis and treatment of youth with

     posttraumtic stress disorder.  North Shore LIJ, Department  

     of Psychiatry, Outpatient Center for Mental Health. 

     Educational Workshop Presentation.  New York, N.Y.


Saigh, P.A. & McGuire, L.A. (February 2014).  Child and

     adolescent posttraumatic stress disorder. National

     Association of School Psychology (NASP):  Educational

     Workshop Presentation. Washington, D.C.