As a neuropsychologist, I don’t do therapy, but rather work with patients to assess and diagnose difficulties they share with me. The assessment is aimed at discovering what strengths the person has, as they are typically hyper aware of their difficulties. I am truly blessed to be able to demonstrate to clients how their brains are working and generate ideas on how they can build on their gifts going forward. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in both private practice and testing children in special education programs in schools. I typically assess individuals from age 6 to adult for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Dementia.
I am currently a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Iowa. Although I was born and raised in Keokuk, Iowa, my husband and I just moved back to Iowa for semi-retirement. I was a licensed psychologist in Minnesota as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist there for nearly twenty years. I have Bachelor degrees in both Biology from Wartburg College (1977) and Music Theory & Composition from Iowa State (1987). I taught music, math, and physical science while raising our two daughters in various areas of the country. I then received my Ph.D. from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (2003). A few years ago, my book Getting to Know Your Child’s Brain was published. It is written for parents and teachers, so it is easier to understand than many works aimed at other professional psychologists.
We have one grandchild (in Roland), and my favorite “hobby” is spending time with him! We’ve just started taking horseback riding lessons! My husband and I go camping and tandem-bike riding. We are also having fun resurrecting the wedding band we had when we went to Iowa State in the ‘80’s. The current band includes four of the original five members! I’m busy all the time and love it!
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