Jim Margolis, Ph.D.
To become a clinical psychologist had always been my dream, even before I ever knew the term “clinical psychologist”. I have always been interested in helping others who were struggling with their feelings, or having difficulty feeling good about themselves. In order to prepare myself for a career in psychology, I set about learning everything about people that I could. To do that, I had to work in and experience as many and varied areas of human behavior as possible. Summers in college I took a job at a state mental hospital, working in the locked wards with chronic schizophrenics. A quarter of my internship was spent on a unit with those categorized as “criminally insane” in New York City. I spent time living in Mexico, and worked for years at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital.
I have a tremendous interest in how the brain affects behavior and vice versa. In recent years, I have participated in extensive training in neuropsychology. I am particularly interested in neuropsychological testing, including competency evaluations, forensic testimony, and assessment/treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
This is all well and good but the question you really want answered is, “Can he help me”? The truth is, I don’t know. Outcomes depend on so many variables about which we still know very little. What I do know is that I will try my best to help you and that I have many years of experience learning what it means to be a human being.