"Even If I can't cure, I can still care."
Sally P. Karioth, PhD
What we do:
We provide behavioral and cognitive assessments for adults and the elderly. Our areas of specialty are:
Memory and Dementia Assessments (Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, etc.)
Neurological Disorders Assessments (Wernicke's aphasia, Broca's aphasia, etc.)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Assessments
Please note the following exceptions:
ADHD, Autism, Depression/Anxiety: We no longer provide testing for these disorders. We only test for memory and dementia disorders for patients over the age of 65.
Forensic Psychology: We do not perform forensic assessments for legal cases, including court determinations of child abuse or child custody, or evaluations which require our clinicians to provide expert witness testimony. If you are seeking these sorts of evaluations we can recommend local specialists who focus on these specialty areas of practice.
Persons in Crisis: We do not assess persons in the midst of acute crises such as suicidal, violent or self-harming behaviors. If you, or someone you know, is in the midst of an acute crisis call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Doctor Referrals: All neuropsychological assessment requests (Alzheimer's, dementias, aphasias, brain injuries, etc.) require a doctor's referral. This requirement is because most insurance companies require a doctor's referral before they will cover the cost of most neuropsychological assessments. (This requirement does not apply to self-pay patients)
Prescription of Medications: We do not prescribe medication: Psychologists in Texas are not licensed to prescribe medications and our clinicians neither directly prescribe, nor recommend the prescription of, any specific medications. Once we issue a diagnosis we highly recommend that our patients work with a psychiatrist to prescribe and manage their mental health medications. We recommend psychiatrists, over your family doctor, because psychiatrists are medical specialists in the prescription of medications that manage and treat mental health conditions.
Why choose us?
Expertise - We only do testing. We are specialists in the diagnostic aspect of cognitive disorders, and so we have the expertise to determine a clinical diagnosis. We are especially skilled with cases with complex histories and comorbid presentments.
Speed - We can usually see patients within 10 business days of your call, and provide a completed report within 1 week of receiving all the necessary information. No need to wait weeks, or months, to get the services you need.
Experience - We only utilize specialists in neuropsychology with decades of experience.
Responsiveness - We work closely with our patients and their referring physicians to find the best solution for them. Need a second opinion? We'll gladly give you our impressions. Have a need for an urgent assessment? Let us know, we'll make every effort to accommodate you!
A thousand times
"I've told you this a thousand times! Don't you listen?"
If you're reading this, you know the answer probably doesn't have to do with the ability to hear. That's where a Neuropsychological Assessment comes in.
Neuropsychology studies the relationship between brain function and behavior, emotion and congnition.
Neuropsychologists have a detailed knowledge and understanding neuroanatomy and neurological diseases. In addition they have extensive training in behavioral and emotional disorders.
Neuropsychologists connect "what's happening" with "why it's happening."
Neuropsychologists must complete a clinical internship in neuropsychology and undergo specialized post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology.