Biographical Statement

Clare Ames-Klein, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist with particular interest in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, learning disabilities, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and pervasive developmental (autism) spectrum disorders. She evaluates children, adolescents, and adults. She has maintained a private practice since 1991. In addition to neuropsychological evaluations, she provides consultation to parents about their children’s educational and psychological needs. She sees adolescents and adults in individual psychotherapy.

Dr. Ames-Klein emphasizes understanding the neurocognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects of these disorders in order to help parents better understand and manage the often perplexing and frustrating behaviors demonstrated by their children. She also evaluates intellectually gifted children with or without accompanying learning and attention issues. Dr. Ames-Klein additionally assesses children and adults with regard to cognitive effects of mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries. As a professional holding a masters degree in school counseling, she has coordinated special education services in the public school system. She brings this expertise to her assessment of students of all ages.

Dr. Ames-Klein provides individual psychotherapy to adults. She has a particular interest in health issues and chronic medical conditions. She works with adults who have different issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, divorce and trauma. She also sees couples.

Dr. Ames-Klein earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults. She taught psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment at The Wright Institute from 2005 to 2007. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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