With particular expertise in assessing and treating difficult and complex problems, Dr. Abbott offers comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations that facilitate accurate diagnoses and effective treatment strategies. “As a psychologist, I am passionate about helping people overcome difficult problems. Assessment can be a critical step in accurately identifying the cause of an adult or child’s suffering.” A comprehensive psychological or neuropsychological evaluation provides you with an in depth understanding of you or your loved one’s struggles. It also provides detailed information about why a person is behaving and feeling the way they are and how to best solve any problems. Thus, assessment allows for the best possible treatments and long-term solutions to be identified an implemented.

Jennifer was wonderful to work with. She was willing to be honest with me when I needed it and helped me become a better person.
— Nicole, Boulder, CO

Dr. Abbott’s approach to assessment is unique and strength-based. “It is not only important to identify the underlying problems, it is critical to identify a person’s underlying strengths because they can play a powerful role in recovery and effective treatment.” Strength-based evaluation provides individuals and their treatment providers with an understanding of how a person’s strengths can be best utilized to overcome any problems. Evaluations are provided for children, adolescents, and adults.

Psychological Evaluations are most effective for:

  • Mood disorders, personality disorders, and anxiety disorders

  • Predicting academic ability

  • IQ testing

  • Distinguishing between social/emotional problems and academic problems

  • Understanding emotional and interpersonal abilities

  • Assessing substance use problems and appropriate interventions for treatment

  • Identifying emotional and academic collegiate needs

  • Increasing self-knowledge and self-mastery

  • Diagnostic clarification and treatment planning

Neuropsychological Evaluations are most effective for:

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Understanding Executive Functioning Abilities

  • Intellectual Giftedness and Intellectual Disability

  • Identifying and Understanding Executive Functioning Skills Deficits

  • Early identification of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

  • Finding the most effective dose of stimulant medication

  • Addressing concerns related to memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty staying organized

  • Developing integrative treatment plans and deciphering between social/emotional and medical problems