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The Hallowell Centers


What the Hallowell Centers Can Do For You.

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The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health – Unwrapping the Gifts in All Minds  

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Seniors, Entrepreneurs

Getting started is easy. Simply contact one of our new patient specialists:

Hallowell Center Boston MetroWest

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his signature strength-based clinicians in Sudbury, please call 978 287-0810 or email HallowellReferralsSudbury@gmail.com

The Hallowell Center Boston MetroWest provides a full range of diagnostic, medical, counseling, support and alternative treatment services for children and adults with learning issues, mental disorders and ADHD.

Hallowell Center New York

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his signature strength-based clinicians in New York City, please call 212-799-7777 or email frontdesk@hallowellcenter.org

The Hallowell Center NYC is located 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.

Hallowell Center San Francisco

To book an appointment with Dr. Hallowell or his signature strength-based clinicians in San Francisco, please call 415-967-0061 or email info@hallowellSFO.com.

Please Note: Effective 2/15/18- New location – 50 California Street, 15th Floor (moving from 425 Market)  Our new office is located in the same neighborhood in the Regus Suite.  This location is just a few blocks away from the 425 Market Street location, close to the Embarcadero BART/MUNI station and Ferry Building in the Financial District.  



Hallowell Center Seattle, WA

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


“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.

Read Google Reviews and more testimonials 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 contact us:

  • ADHD
  • 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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Hallowell Centers’ Strength-Based Philosophy

From the opening of our first Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA in 1996, we’ve had a mission. That mission is to help people lead happier, more productive lives, regardless of their limitations. At the Hallowell Centers, we employ a “strength-based” approach to treating ADHD and other cognitive and emotional conditions. The strength-based model emphasizes first and foremost the search for what is good and strong and healthy in a person, then secondarily what is in need of remediation. Rather than treating your condition as a “pathology,” as happens in many clinical settings, we instead view it as a “gift” that can be “unwrapped” with the help of a customized treatment plan, leveraging all the best practices in the field today.

At the Hallowell Centers, we take a 360-degree approach to the diagnosis and treatment of each problem, beginning with a detailed analysis of the symptoms presented. Our team of experts then develops a comprehensive, customized treatment plan that may include recommendations for lifestyle changes, environmental modifications, stimulant (or other) medication, counseling, individual or group therapy, and coaching. In some cases, complementary therapies such as Low Energy Neurofeedback, or a program of physical exercises for the brain, may also be suggested.

The Experience of Getting an Evaluation at the Hallowell Centers

Hi, this is Dr. Edward Hallowell.  I want to describe what it’s like to come to my offices in New York City, Boston MetroWest, Seattle and 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 or send an email to the Center nearest you.

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

  • Alpha-Stim
  • Cogmed Working Memory Training
  • LENS Neurofeedback
  • Heartmath biofeedback
  • Learning Breakthrough

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


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