Krista Nelson, PhD.
“The process of psychological evaluation can feel extremely personal and sometimes uncomfortable. My approach to assessment centers on nonjudgmental acceptance – I work to help you feel heard and at ease throughout the process. My goal is to provide you with the most accurate and helpful information possible. While psychological assessment cannot provide all the answers, it can be incredibly rewarding to discover new insights about how your mind and emotions work. This can be a powerful tool in deepening your self-understanding and ability to advocate for yourself. It can also serve to validate what you may have already “known” about yourself, inform next steps, and give language to help you understand and communicate your unique way of being.”
Krista Nelson, Ph.D. graduated from the Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) Program at Yeshiva University, with a minor in Child Psychology. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Center for Attention and Learning at Lenox Hill Hospital. She has experience with complex neurodevelopmental profiles and can help clarify how areas of difficulty that seem unconnected may overlap or impact one another. She has additional clinical specialization in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (high functioning / Asperger’s Syndrome), ADHD, behavioral issues, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Nelson is also the director of River Valley Psychological and is an adjunct faculty member at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
Neuropsychological assessment; autism spectrum disorder (high functioning / Asperger’s Syndrome); ADHD; learning disorders; behavioral issues; depression; anxiety.