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What is a Clinical Neuropsychologist?

A Clinical Neuropsychologist is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the relationships between the brain and your behavior. Although a Clinical Neuropsychologist has a doctoral degree in psychology, he/she does not just focus on emotional or psychological problems. A Clinical Neuropsychologist has additional training in the specialty field of neuropsychology. This means that a Clinical Neuropsychologist is educated in brain anatomy, brain function, and brain injury and disease. In addition, a Clinical Neuropsychologist has specialized training in administering and interpreting the specific tests included in a neuropsychological evaluation.

Who is Qualified to Conduct a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation can only be done by a Clinical Psychologist who has had specialized training and experience in the field, which includes:

  • Predoctoral training (1 year) in psychology and neuropsychology.
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical Psychology with related clinical training
  • Formal postdoctoral training (2 year) focusing on brain-behavior relationships and neuropsychological assessment.

Meet our Neuropsychologists:

Carolyn J. Noël, Psy.D. and Amy M. Pacos, Psy.D.

Carolyn J. Noël, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA)
Clinical Neuropsychologist

B.A. in Psychology
Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY

M.S. in Community Counseling
Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
American School or Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus

APA Accredited Internship (emphasis in Neuropsychology)
Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology (2 years)
Multi-Site Fellowship Experience in Northern VA (private practice setting, medical center, and outpatient centers). Didactic training completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2-year Neuropsychology Fellowship Seminar)

Assessment Interests Include:

  • Neuropsychological evaluation of neurological disorders, including: memory concerns, Dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s type, Vascular, fronto-temporal, Wernicke’s, etc.), Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury/Head Injury, Seizure Disorder, Brain Tumor, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Genetic Disorders (e.g., Huntington’s disease), Effects of toxic substances (e.g., lead poisoning), among others
  • Psycho-educational assessment of children (ages 8 and older), adolescents, and adults for ADD/ADHD and Learning Disabilities
  • School Admissions Testing
  • College Accommodations Testing  
  • Presurgical evaluations (e.g., gastric bypass, deep brain stimulation, etc.)
  • Geriatric Competence Evaluations
  • Baseline Cognitive Assessments (useful for tracking disease progression/recovery)

Therapy Interests Include:

Specialty interests include: depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship difficulties, self-esteem difficulties, grief, postpartum depression, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, coping with chronic medical illness (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Brain tumor, Dementia, etc.), and memory and organizational skills training  

Email Dr. Noël
Phone: 703-314-8352


Amy M. Pacos, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (DC, VA)
Clinical Neuropsychologist

B.A. in Psychology and Education
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

M.A. in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus

APA Accredited Internship (emphasis in Child/Adolescent Neuropsychology)
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology (2 years)
Multi Site Fellowship Experience in Northern VA and Washington, DC (private practice setting, medical center, outpatient center, local schools, and government agencies) Didactic training completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2-year Neuropsychology Fellowship Seminar)

Assessment Interest Include:

  • Evaluation of Academic, Learning, and Attention Problems in Children, Adolescents, and Adults (e.g. ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Function Weakness, Processing Deficits, etc.) (Ages 3-90+)
  • School-Based Evaluations (e.g. Pre-School, Elementary, and High School School Admissions Testing, Giftedness Evaluations, Kindergarten Readiness Testing, Twice Exceptional Diagnoses, Psychoeducational Assessments, etc.)
  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Pediatric Conditions (e.g. Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Nonverbal Learning Disorders)
  • Comprehensive Neuropsychological Testing of Neurological Illness in Pediatric and Adult Populations (e.g. Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmental Disorders, Memory Concerns, Dementia, Genetic Disorders, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumors, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, etc.) (Ages 3-90+)
  • School, College, and Work-Based Accommodations Testing (e.g. SATs, LSATs, MCAT, GRE, Praxis, GMAT, etc.)
  • Emotional and Personality Testing for Children, Adolescents, and Adults (e.g. Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Abuse, Trauma, etc.)
  • Forensic Assessment (e.g. Court-Ordered Evaluations)

Therapy Interests Include:

  • Individual therapy for Children and Adolescents (Ages 3-18) to Address a Variety of Difficulties (e.g. ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Behavioral Difficulty, Stress, Divorce, Social Skills, etc.)
  • Individual therapy for Adults to Address Marital Conflict, Stress, Anxiety, Life Changes, Grief, Parenting Struggles, etc.
  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • Parent Support and Skill Development
  • Pediatric and School Consultation

Email Dr. Pacos
Phone: 703-231-5117