As a member of the APA Geropsychology Division, I maintain up-to-date standards fpr the assessment and treatment of older individuals. I receive the majority of my referrrals from neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and internists. I work with both the individual and family members to address the challenges associated with aging.
Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD and its assessment is a very challenging one. I have found that more than 75% of individuals who come in for this assessment do not in fact have ADHD and/or there is a co-existing challenge, that has yet to be identified.
I have conducted many assessments for adolescents and adults for the purposes of determining whether or not a learning disorder is undermining their ability and capacity to achieve in school or work. Remediation and rehabilitation programs will be established.
I am on the Executive Board of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance-Greater Chicago. I have an expertise in assessing and treating individuals with mood disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder. I am also involved with advocacy efforts through DBSA-IL GO.
Assessment and Evaluation
I conduct neuropsychological and psychological evaluations of adolescents, adults and older adults. These address a multitude of clinical concerns and issues, involving day-to-day life functionality, ability to live independently, ability to drive, capacity to return to work or school, conservator or guardianship, competency, ADHD or LD accommodations or modifications in school or work and differential diagnosis for treatment planning.
I have been working as a neuropsychologist x 37 years. The majority of my referrals come from neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and internists. Most common referral issues involve: dementia vs. depression; TBI-related consequences; and ADHD-related challenges,