I am a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. These conditions include structural brain differences, seizures, brain injuries, stroke and cerebrovascular disorders and a wide variety of medical conditions that impact the brain.

My primary goal in completing a neuropsychological evaluation is to learn more about an individual’s brain and how it works. We all have strengths and weaknesses in our thinking skills. For some individuals, a medical condition plays a significant role in how a person thinks. After completing a standardized assessment, I work with patients, families and other providers and make recommendations for tailored learning, therapies and everyday life based on what I’ve learned about that person and their needs.

Throughout my training, I learned to apply my knowledge on an individual level and use it to help people with specialized medical conditions that impact how the brain processes information. I was drawn to the field of neuropsychology by way of learning about the brain on a more basic level and exploring questions like, “What happens during the chemical messaging in the brain?”

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse groups, including geographic, cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity and linguistic diversities. I strive to provide culturally responsive care to all patients and families.

Neuropsychology is an exciting field where we are always learning more about how the brain works. I have conducted research in various areas, including memory function and epilepsy. My most recent interests include learning more about cognitive strengths and weaknesses in cerebrovascular conditions. I’m also interested in neuropsychology research and how we can make our evaluation process work well for patients and families.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and our energetic dog. I love to travel to new and interesting places as often as possible.


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