• Board certified clinical neuropsychologist with over 15 years experience using neuropsychological and psychological assessments, research, and treatment approaches to identify concerns and develop interventions.
• Assessments and interventions focus on how brain function and/or mental health impacts daily living, work/school, relationships, emotions, and behavior to help people develop better ways to cope and function.
• Assisting children, adolescents, adults, and their families to help them understand and ameliorate the current challenges.
• Will consult with other professionals, doctors, or teachers, as necessary to aid the client’s improvement.
• All assessment results are shared with the client, families, and the appropriate professionals, with appropriate consent, in a straightforward and comprehensible manner. It is important that all involved understand the results and how they apply in the real world, e.g., home, school or work, and how the interventions aim to help the situation. All recommendations and treatments offered are based on research and best practice, not just theory.
• Neuropsychological assessments include(as appropriate to the referral question): mental health, personality, adaptive functioning (how one functions in the world on a daily basis), academic achievement (if relevant), attention and ability to sustain/focus attention, organization, planning, goal-directed behavior, metacognition, behavior inhibition/disinhibition, learning and memory, sensori-motor function (putting together action with thoughts feelings and incoming information from our senses), visual spatial/motor/constructive abilities (input, comprehension, and output), and language skills (input, comprehension, and output)
• Collaboration and consultation with the appropriate professionals, e.g., physicians, school staff, lawyers, and social workers
Areas of Expertise
• Working with people who are dealing with cognitive, social, emotional, personality, and/or adaptive function challenges as the result of mental health and/or brain dysfunction.
o The brain dysfunction can be congenital (i.e., defects in or damage to the developing fetus) such as genetic disorders, chromosomal disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disorders, developmental disorders, language disorders, and so on.
o Alternatively, the brain dysfunction can be the result of medical condition and/or brain injury such as trauma at birth, cerebral palsy, exposure to toxins, seizure disorders, diabetes, liver dysfunction, adverse medication effects, physical abuse, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).