Adult Neuropsychological Evaluation
& Assessment Services
My main focus since entering private practice has been on adult assessment, and I am truly committed to providing thorough and comprehensive evaluations for a range of neurological and psychiatric conditions that can affect adults at early, mid, and later life stages. It is my hope (and experience thus far) that my evaluation reports can help to shed light on questions regarding changes in mood/behavior or cognitive functioning that are diagnostically unclear. For symptoms that have known causes (either related to an injury or progressive condition), a neuropsychological evaluation can help to establish a baseline level of cognitive/emotional functioning, and/or provide ongoing information about progression of symptoms through repeated evaluations.
Assessment approach: I tailor each of my assessments to the particular patient and employ a flexible approach in selecting my test material. It is of utmost importance to me to establish a positive working relationship with my patients, their family members, and referring providers. To that end, I work hard to be inclusive, respectful, understanding, thorough, and straightforward, as well as to provide test results/feedback in a timely manner. I typically conduct a clinical interview and the assessment session on the same day, and complete a written report within one week.
I have extensive experience working with individuals with a range of psychiatric conditions, and can provide comprehensive psychological evaluations to assist with clarifying diagnosis and providing recommendations for ongoing treatment and management of symptoms. My knowledge of neuropsychology can be quite useful in many of these cases, particularly in the event that psychiatric symptoms are a manifestation of a more neurologically based condition.
I have specific training in conducting comprehensive pre-surgical neuropsychological/psychological testing related to epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures in movement disorder patients, and spinal cord stimulator implantation in chronic pain patients.
I currently supervise multiple doctoral students from several area graduate programs. I truly enjoy the processes of teaching and learning, and feel that it adds a valuable component to my ongoing professional development, as well as helping students to gain experience and evolve their clinical skills.
I am also available for peer supervision/consultation services on an ongoing basis (either remotely or in-person). In particular, I have developed a strong knowledge base when it comes to geriatric neuropsychological assessment, and would be happy to consult on cases as needed.