TESTING & EVALUATION
Neuropsychological testing and psychological evaluations are ways of understanding one's functioning more deeply. Testing and evaluations can provide diagnostic clarity and help guide therapy and treatment recommendations. Testing and evaluations can also be a helpful tool for organizations needing to make informed human resources or legal decisions. I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, a professional achievement requiring several years of advanced specialization.
I serve English-speaking adults of all ages, especially people with complicated histories and co-occurring psychological and medical conditions. I also bring significant cultural awareness and sensitivity to my practice. I proudly serve LGBTQ+ clients and clients from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive exploration of a person’s thinking and the impact of medical or emotional changes. Testing can help you gain greater clarity about your capabilities and areas where you are struggling. The results can empower you to better harness your strengths and help you chart the best possible course for addressing your challenges.
Neuropsychological testing can offer helpful insight if you or a loved one have attention, memory, or language difficulties. For example, people commonly pursue neuropsychological testing due to concerns related to ADHD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's Disease, cancer, or other related issues affecting the brain.
Psychological evaluations are comprehensive explorations of your emotions, behaviors, and personality. These evaluations can help inform diagnoses, therapy recommendations, and other medical, occupational, or education decisions.
People commonly pursue psychological evaluations due to concerns about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mania, anxiety, depression, or other personality changes. Often, people experience many of these concerns at once and may be confused about what is happening. A psychological evaluation can provide a clear and helpful understanding of why you feel and act the way you do.
Fitness for Duty
Sometimes, jobs or training programs require a Fitness for Duty or other occupationally mandated evaluation. This is an assessment of specific traits or abilities an employer has identified as necessary for that job or situation. In general, these evaluations are meant to ensure safe and competent job performance. When performing fitness for duty evaluations, I serve as an unbiased third-party assessor who follows the data and research to make objective and accurate assessments.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.