What is a Neuropsychologist?Dr. Miller2021-12-06T01:29:58+00:00
I’m Dr. Kimberly Miller, a practicing Sacramento neuropsychologist and owner of Healthy Mind Sacramento Psychological Services Inc. A neuropsychologist is a doctor of clinical psychology who has specialized additional training in neuroscience, brain physiology, and neuroanatomy. Neuropsychologists also have expertise in different neurological disorders. Neuropsychologists also have expertise on how the brain affects mood (depression and anxiety), learning, memory, attention, and thinking. At Healthy Mind Sacramento, we specialize in assessment and treatment in the following areas:
Why go to a neuropsychologist instead of a generalist clinical psychologist for therapy? Our Healthy Mind Sacramento neuropsychologists have a strong understanding of the brain, learning, memory, attention, and how medical problems can impact theses processes. This is very helpful in treatment of issues such as ADHD and autism, as well as TBI, stroke and dementia.
People with medical problems are also likely to have mood issues. This may be because their medical problem directly affects their brain circuitry, causing anxiety or depression. It may also be because having the medical problems is activity-restricting and creating a depressing situation to be in. When your therapist is a neuropsychologist, you can work together to target the core issue knowing that your medical problems and all the ways they impact you are fully understood and appreciated.
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