"There is in everyone, at every stage, a new miracle of vigorous unfolding"
Erik Erickson - Psychologist
(1902 - 1994)
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:
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 focus solely on the diagnostic aspect of behavior disorders, and so we have the expertise to determine a clinical diagnosis. We are experienced with Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE), as well as cases with complex histories.
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 (i.e. rating forms from parents, teachers, etc.). No need to wait weeks, or months, to get the services you need.
Experience - We only have Ph.D.'s perform clinical activities; interviews, testing, interpretation, and report writing. We don't use inexperienced practicum students or interns to perform any clinical duties. We believe only highly skilled Ph.D.-level clinicians have the experience to understand nuanced presentations. Our clinicians have years of experience in diagnostic evaluations of numerous neuropsychological and behavioral disorders,including complex cases.
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!
Acceptability - Dr. Larery is a dually licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), who is familiar with the criteria for services in the Public School System.
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.