Dr. Troy Carr has a PhD in clinical child psychology and fellowship training in neuropsychological assessment at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. For more than 15 years, Dr. Carr has worked with children who are struggling at school and at home. His focus in treatment is to help children learn how to manage their emotions and behaviors while developing the strategies they need to allow their strengths to shine.
Dr. Carr has also worked in the public school system as a school psychologist in New Hampshire and Massachusetts where he has provided individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and psychological evaluations to students. He provides support to teachers who are struggling with individual students or simply trying to build their skills as teachers. As such, he knows firsthand the dynamics inside a classroom when one or more students is struggling to "fit in," many times possessing unique strengths the are overshadowed by their challenging behaviors. He has evaluated these students, treated them, championed them, and watched them grow into adulthood and is therefore uniquely qualified to speak to parents and teachers and to these students themselves about how to manage their skills and difficulties.
Dr. Carr's work in schools has given him the unique perspective and skills needed to help students and parents navigate the complex process of special education, from collaborating with teachers about how to best support struggling students to advising parents on how to work with the school to develop an IEP that focuses on a child's challenges as well as their strengths.
Dr. Carr is also the father of three lively and energetic children and can therefore bring the perspective of a father to his work with children and their parents.