About Your Team

Fran Dinovitzer

Director

      Fran Dinovitzer graduated from Stern College in New York with a degree in Elementary Education. Shortly after graduating, Fran started working in an inner city school in Harlem, NY, where she taught for 5 years. During that time, she went on to pursue a master's degree in reading resource education from Adelphi University. Fran's career in teaching spans over 25 years, both in public and private education. She has extensive experience with learning differences and executive functioning strategies.


Alan Kanter, M.D

Pediatrician

       Alan Kanter graduated from Dartmouth College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He started his pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, which was interrupted due to being drafted into the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He spent the next two years at a naval base in Virginia, where he developed an expertise in treating children with Attention Deficit Disorder. At that time, the disorder was called Minimal Brain Dysfunction.
      After completing his service in the Navy, Dr. Kanter founded a pediatric practice in Teaneck, which became Metropolitan Pediatric Group. He was a practicing physician there for over 40 years. Currently, Dr. Kanter practices in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he specializes in treating kids and young adults with ADHD and related disorders.


S. Jakob Mahler, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mahler earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. He trained at the Bronx Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and the Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy; all in New York City, NY.

Dr. Mahler's greatest asset with the people he works with is his ability to establish an instant and lasting connection. This connection is based on acceptance, understanding, and trust. Then, the connection evolves quickly to one of motivation and accountability.

Treatment Expertise includes:
-Executive Functioning Problems
-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
-Mood disorders, including depression
-Anxiety (Separation, Social, Performance)
-Obsessions/Compulsions Fears/Phobias
-Behavioral problems
-Oppositional Defiant Disorder
-Hypersensitivity
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Addiction