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The Hallowell Centers

Hallowell Centers


“After meeting you and your staff, our eyes were opened to such a great life my son can have with just the right push and guidance. Thank you again and I am so thrilled he will start his college semester with a the right foot. Thank you.” – M. A. Florida

“Dr. Hallowell convinced my son ADHD is an ASSET not a liability. He took that lesson to heart and proves his asset to be like finding gold every day. What was once a glass half empty view of ADHD is now a glass overflowing with potential and enthusiasm.”  Bob M.

Hallowell Centers’ Strength-Based Philosophy:

First we search for what is good, strong and healthy in a person, then what is in need of remediation.  The Hallowell Centers integrate the latest research on brain, body and heart. We help people with emotional issues and learning disabilities lead happier, more productive lives through a positive, balanced treatment approach.

Getting started is easy. Simply place a call to one of our new patient specialists:

New York City:  212-799-7777       Sudbury, MA:  978 287-0810       San Francisco, CA:  415 967-0061

Hallowell Center Sudbury, MA

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his associates in Sudbury, please email HallowellReferralsSudbury@gmail.com

The Hallowell Centers offer comprehensive mental health diagnostic and treatment services to our patients and their families. The first center was founded by Dr. Edward Hallowell in 1996, and is now located in Sudbury, MA. It provides a full range of diagnostic, medical, counseling, support and alternative treatment services for children and adults with learning issues, mental disorders and ADHD.  To visit the Sudbury website go to:  www.drhallowellsudbury.com

Hallowell Center Hingham, MA

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his associates in Hingham, please email info@CenterforIntegrativeCounselingandWellness.com

The Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness is a group of multi-disciplinary specialists dedicated to improving your psychological health and well-being. Our services, all available in one convenient location, range from traditional psychotherapy and psychiatry, to holistic approaches such as mindfulness meditation, yoga and nutrition counseling. It is our belief that using a broad array of therapeutic options and a comprehensive approach builds trusting relationships with our clients, leading them to create their own healthy, wellness-based lifestyle. Visit the website here.

Hallowell Center New York

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his associates in New York City, please email HallowellReferralsNYC@gmail.com

The Hallowell Center NYC is located in  New York, NY, on New York City’s Upper West Side. We specialize in diagnosing and treating cognitive and emotional conditions that prevent people from achieving their maximum potential. Our center treats both children and adults. To visit the NY website go to www.hallowellcenter.org.

Hallowell Center San Francisco

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his associates in San Francisco, please email HallowellReferralsSFO@gmail.com

We are honored to bring our protocols and strength based philosophy to the West Coast. We would be overjoyed to help you.  Please visit the website at www.hallowellSFO.com.

Hallowell Center Seattle, WA

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his associates in Seattle, please email info@hallowelltodarocenter.org. Hallowell Todaro Center, 5502 34th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105      206-420-7345  www.hallowelltodarocenter.org


Does Your Doctor Rush You Out and Door and Brush You Off?

Dr. Hallowell tells you when it is time to find a new doctor in this ADDitude Magazine article.

Think You Might Have ADHD?

Read this Revolution Project’s introspective blog post on preparing for an evaluation at the Sudbury Hallowell Center here.

The Experience of Getting an Evaluation at the Hallowell Centers

Hi, this is Dr. Ned Hallowell.  I want to describe what it’s like to come to my offices in New York City, Sudbury or San Francisco.

First of all, I want you to know it is a very low stress, high warmth experience.  Everything we do at my center is aimed at helping our clients feel comfortable and at ease.  We want you to leave feeling much more upbeat and de-stressed than you may have been when you arrived.  You will find our staff to be young, personable, and relaxed.  They can laugh!  They smile!  They are not your typical waiting room medical personnel.

The evaluation itself will start by your telling your story to one of our clinicians, maybe me, maybe one of the other excellent professionals who work with me.  This is the most important part of the process. We want to hear about your life, what you’re happy with, what you want to change, what you’re uncertain of, what your hopes and dreams might be, as well as your fears.  We want to connect with you.  This is our top priority. Then we might recommend some neuropsychological tests.  These are fun to take.  Puzzles, games, mazes, that sort of thing.  Nothing uncomfortable.  Just tests we use to get an understanding of how you learn.

After that, we will write up a report and deliver that to you as soon as we can.  You’ll have a wrap-up session with the clinician who met with you at the start, and develop a plan for what to do next.

That’s it.  I predict you will find the experience to be enlightening and enjoyable.  You’ll learn about yourself in ways that can only lead to positive changes.  And you will feel relieved by what you’ll learn.  We’re in the good news business.  I think of myself as a specialist not in treating disabilities but in unwrapping gifts.

If you have any questions, please give us a call of send us an email:

I look forward to meeting you!

Warm wishes,

Ned Hallowell

Our Five-Step Process

In general, we follow a five-step approach to treatment that includes:

Step 1: Diagnosis

Step 2: Education

Step 3: Lifestyle Changes

Step 4: Counseling and Coaching

Step 5: Medication (if indicated) and/or Complementary Therapies


To support this process, we offer a very wide range of services, broken out here into two categories:

Evaluative and Ongoing Services for Learning Disabilities and ADHD

  • Neuropsychological Testing and Diagnosis
  • Individual and Group Therapy for a wide range of issues
  • Cognitive and Medical Treatment for ADHD and Other Co-Existing Conditions
  • Education and Counseling
  • Academic Tutoring and Placement
  • Communication Therapy
  • Coaching Services
  • Career Development and Success
  • Social Skills Groups

For more information and full descriptions about our evaluative and ongoing services for learning disabilities and ADHD, click here.

Complementary and Alternative Treatment Programs

  • Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
  • Cogmed Working Memory Training
  • LENS Neurofeedback
  • Heartmath biofeedback
  • Learning Breakthrough
  • Reading Plus

For more information and full descriptions of our complementary and alternative treatment programs, click here.

We Treat

We treat these conditions, as well as others. If you don’t see what you are looking for in this list, please call us:

  • Anxiety (worry, panic attacks, headaches)
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Depression
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning disabilities of various types
  • Memory dysfunction
  • Mood disorders
  • Non-verbal learning disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Head injury
  • Other psychological and life skills issues as they arise

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