I have expertise serving adults with concerns in several areas.
Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's disease
Neuropsychological assessment can distinguish between early stages of dementia, normal aging, and other conditions such as depression. If dementia is present, assessment can clarify areas where more support is needed, which treatments may be most helpful, and whether memory and thinking problems are likely to worsen in the future. I provide clients and their families detailed recommendations for preserving the client's dignity and quality of life while ensuring safety and health. I am available for additional follow-up meetings with clients and families to help adjust to a diagnosis, improve communication, and plan for the future.
I work with college and graduate students to better understand problems with learning, including learning disabilities and ADHD. My goals for these assessments are to offer both support and empowerment. Based on the client's test results, I recommend appropriate accommodations for school and standardized tests (e.g., GRE, MCAT, or LSAT). I also recommend tools, resources, and strategies that the client can use to maximize their attention, learning, and productivity.
Medical and Mental Health Conditions
Thinking abilities can be affected by many health conditions, ranging from from traumatic brain injury, stroke, and diabetes to depression and PTSD. In addition to identifying these thinking difficulties, neuropsychological assessment can point to treatments and strategies to improve thinking and overall quality of life, based on each client's unique weaknesses and strengths.
Psychological and Personality Testing
Psychological assessment focuses on understanding clients' unique ways of seeing the world, connecting with other people, coping with adversity, and pursuing their values. For clients in psychotherapy, assessment can bring treatment goals into sharper focus, suggest treatment approaches most likely to be helpful, and help identify and avoid potential roadblocks.