Pediatric Behavioral Health

About Dr. Minow


Dr. MinowDr. Jason Minow is a licensed psychologist and Health Services Provider who specializes in neuropsychology. Dr. Minow received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA.  His clinical training has included extensive experience with patients of various backgrounds, including children, military veterans, and adults.  Dr. Minow completed 2 years of fellowship training that encompassed hospital (UMass Memorial Medical Center) and private practice settings.  Dr. Minow also serves as an adjunct professor teaching neuropsychology to graduate students at Clark University.


 


Areas of Practice
    Dr. Minow provides services for children and adults, including:
      • Neuropsychological Evaluations
      • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluations
      • Individual and Family Therapy
      • Personal Coaching

        Dr. Minow’s Helpful Tip
        Speak Their Language

        It can be a very stressful situation when your child withdraws emotionally and isn’t interested in talking to Mom or Dad.  In these situations, pressuring your son or daughter to talk will seldom help.  Instead, it is often most effective when we learn to “speak their language”.  In other words, stop trying to talk about the issues they are avoiding, and instead have a conversation on their terms, or about their interests.  For example, if your child loves Pokemon, then let them teach you how to play Pokemon. The specific topic or activity you choose doesn’t matter, as long as its something your child truly cares about. You likely be amazed how much you learn about your child’s thoughts and feelings about school and friends while you’re just spending some “low pressure” social time with them.  But there’s one more important lesson not to forget in all of this.  When your child does finally open up about their thoughts and feelings, don’t question or critique what they have to say.  It probably has taken some time for your child to beginning sharing, and the last thing you want to do, is frighten them off.  Instead, even if it is difficult, just listen and empathize with their situation. Solving or fixing their situation is actually not critical at this time.  Rather, just showing them that you care and are on their side will go a long way toward gaining their trust and most importantly – having more positive dialogues in the future.