Our Staff

Our professional staff includes board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists, a neuropsychologist, specialized psychotherapists, behavior and executive function skills specialists, and learning consultants.

Professional Staff

Our team of professionals includes board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, specialized behavior therapists, psychotherapists, learning consultants, organizational skills coaches, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and nutritionists. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents, addressing their mental health, behavior, learning, and physical needs.

Contact our highly skilled staff today for personalized support and services tailored to your child’s unique needs.

Our Staff
Dr. Merritt Hubsher

Merritt Hubsher, MD

Merritt Hubsher, MD is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist and the medical director of ADHD, Mood & Behavior Center in New Jersey. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Hubsher specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD, ADHD), mood disorders (such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and OCD Disorders), and behavior disorders (such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder). He is also an expert in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Hubsher received his medical degree from SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in New York and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center. He later completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the same institution.

Dr. Hubsher has achieved recognition for his expertise in psychiatry and has appeared on television and radio. He has also been quoted in numerous newspaper articles and has given lectures to various audiences, including school teachers, guidance counselors, therapists, parent groups, and other psychiatrists. Dr. Hubsher regularly consults with pediatricians, family practices, primary care and specialist physicians to promote effective treatment for children, adolescents, and adults.

In December 2018, Dr. Hubsher was voted the #1 Favorite Kids’ Doc out of all pediatric doctors in all specialties in New Jersey. Contact ADHD, Mood & Behavior Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hubsher.

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Nanda Muthusawmy, MD

Nanda Muthusawmy, MD, is a highly qualified Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist based in New Jersey. Specializing in the treatment of ADHD, mood regulation disorders, behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, OCD, and Tic Disorders, Dr. Muthusawmy is dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized care to her patients.

As a firm believer in the power of psychotherapy, Dr. Muthusawmy emphasizes its importance alongside diagnostic psychiatric evaluations and appropriate medication prescriptions. With a focus on bringing about positive change, she provides personalized treatment plans for children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Muthusawmy obtained her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and completed her adult psychiatry residency training there. She then advanced her expertise by completing her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also participated in the Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders specialty clinic during her fellowship.

If you are seeking expert psychiatric care for yourself or your child, schedule an appointment with Dr. Muthusawmy today.

Dr. Shifrin

Joshua Shifrin, PhD, ABSNP, NCSP

Dr. Joshua Shifrin is a licensed psychologist specializing in pediatric and school neuropsychological evaluations. With a strong educational background, Dr. Shifrin brings extensive expertise to his practice.

Dr. Shifrin obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Clark University in Worcerster, Massachusetts. He furthered his studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned a Masters of Science in educational psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in school psychology. With approximately five years of experience as a licensed school psychologist, Dr. Shifrin decided to pursue his PhD at Florida State University. He completed his PhD in the American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited combined school psychology and counseling psychology program.

During his training, Dr. Shifrin completed his APA accredited internship at the Andrus Children’s Center in Yonkers, NY. He is licensed as a psychologist in both New Jersey and New York, and he is also a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

If you are seeking a qualified and experienced psychologist for pediatric or school neuropsychological evaluations, schedule an appointment with Dr. Joshua Shifrin today.

Kaitlyn Stauffer, LPC, ACS

Kaitlyn Arent, LPC, ACS

Kaitlyn Arent is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor based in New Jersey, specializing in anxiety, mood and personality disorders. With extensive experience in crisis intervention and a strength-based approach, Kaitlyn builds a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with her adolescent and adult clients.

Along with private practice, Kaitlyn has worked in a range of clinical settings, including Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, psychiatric hospitals, and substance abuse and residential treatment centers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and education and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University at Albany.

Schedule an appointment with Kaitlyn today for compassionate counseling and support.

Mike Shugrue, LCSW

Mike Shugrue, LCSW

Michael Shugrue, LCSW, is a specialist in treating children, adolescents, and families at the ADHD, Mood and Behavior Center. With over 15 years of experience, he provides individual, group, and family therapy, and is a well-regarded speaker at conferences and events.

Michael received his Masters of Social Work from Columbia University and worked at the Institute for Behavioral Health Services at Hackensack University Medical Center prior to joining the center in 2005. He also developed a successful wrap-around program in Oakland, California.

With extensive experience in juvenile justice, education, and healthcare systems, Michael is a dedicated advocate for families facing ADHD and related challenges. Contact him today for compassionate and personalized care.

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