Neuropsychological Associates

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Neuropsychological Associates, Santa Rosa

Neuropsychological Associates is a full-service independent concierge group practice located in Santa Rosa, California. We offer a variety of neuropsychological and forensic evaluations, consulting services, psychotherapy, and comprehensive case management for patients who may experience a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and brain related issues. Our referrals originate from current and former patients, local health care providers, attorneys, advocacy agencies, educators, and from the general public.

 

Our staff is committed to remaining at the forefront of quality clinical care. This means that every patient is treated with compassion, and valued as a vital part of the diagnostic/assessment process. Cases are evaluated holistically, and often include consultations and feedback with family members, friends, treatment providers, and other collateral contacts. Please click on any of the “services” links for further information, contact us, or call (707) 526-5424 to speak with a member of our professional team.

Dr Fraga is an amazing soul who cares about people and seeks out new ways of reaching individuals. I recommend him highly as you will not find a better person to solve your problems.

- Dr Smith,
Kaiser Permanente

Meet your team

A little more about who we are

Michael A. Fraga, Psy.D., MP, MSCP
Founder and Integrated Health Management Consultant to Neuropsychological Associates

 

Dr. Fraga earned his doctoral degree at CSPP-Alameda, he completed his post-doctoral training and certification in

Clinical Neuropsychology at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara California. He earned his post-doctoral Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant-CSPP, in San Francisco California; completing his clinical training at Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry in Vallejo, California. Dr. Fraga is also  a member of several local and national associations in neuropsychology, clinical psychopharmacology and forensics. Dr. Fraga has over 40-years’ experience working with children, adolescents, families and drug/alcohol issues in the mental and behavioral health fields. Dr. Fraga founded and developed Neuropsychological Associates as an advanced neuropsychological practice model where patients are afforded a continuum of care from evaluation through rehabilitations, pharmacological co-management and care-giver support. Neuropsychological Associates (NA) model is a departure from standard practice where a patient is assessed and referred on. NA provides patients and the health care teams the oversight, management, accountability and communications, between all providers. NA has found this model over the past 6-years to be  embraced by patients and physicians alike. NA specializes in in the assessment of neurodegenerative diseases, mTBI/TBI, pediatric / adolescent assessment, neurocognitive rehabilitation and psychopharmacology.

Gerard Chambers Psy.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist PSY #23778

 

Dr. Chambers is a clinical neuropsychologist located in Capitola, San Jose and Santa Rosa California. Dr. Chambers completed a post-doctoral didactic education program in neuropsychology at Palo Alto University in 2015. He completed his two year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology with Neuropsychological Associates between July 2013 and July 2015 under the supervsion of Dr. Michael Fraga Psy.D. MSCP, Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist. His private practice work consists of performing court-ordered evaluations, expert witness testimony, social security disability and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Chambers also has extensive experience assessing, tutoring, and procuring test accommodations for those with and without disabilities aiming to pass the EPPP and other similar standardized tests. Dr. Chambers worked as a psychological assistant under renowned behavioral psychologist and autism expert Dr. Charles Stevens. Dr. Stevens was the psychologist that worked with the original “Rainman,” the basis of the 1980s movie that highlighted the life of the autistic savant. Dr. Chambers also spent 8 months as a consultant with the 1-87 Infantry from the 1st Brigade Combat Team out of Ft. Drum New York, one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of his career. Dr. Chambers lectures for AATBS nationally for those seeking to pass the EPPP and he has taught at EFSC since 2004 in online and bricks and mortar capacities.

Dr. Marina V. Swanson, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Intern/Psychological Assistant, PSB 94022295

 

Dr. Swanson is a post-doctoral Intern and graduated from John F Kennedy University. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015, and Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2013. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from National University with a Bachelor Of Arts in Psychology. Dr. Swanson trained in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Trauma Therapy, Harm Reduction Therapy, Professional Assault Crisis, and SBIRT. Dr. Swanson has worked at the Solano County Claybank Detention Center, Anka Behavior Health, and Child Protection Services of Contra Costa County.  She specializes in assessment of neurodegenerative diseases, mTBI/TBI, neurocognitive rehabilitation.

Dr. Swanson is a Member of the American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association. She authored, The Psychological Acculturation of Immigrants available on Amazon.com

Dr Swanson also has a BA in Psychology from National University, Sacramento, Masters in Pedagogical Studies from Irkutsk Pedagogical State University, Masters in Linguistics from Armavir Linguistics University, BA in Classical Music from Angarsk State Pedagogical College.

Jill White Esq., J.D.,  CA BN #167534

Staff Counsel/Attorney

 

Attorney Jill White is a seasoned family law attorney who, after many years as a partner in a successful litigation firm, shifted to collaborative practice and mediation. Ms. White is committed to helping patients negotiate relational transitions respectfully, in a manner which allows for the equitable realization of individual needs without formal litigation. Her genuine appreciation of the psychological and emotional aspects inherent in bitter disputes drew Jill to Integrative Mediation.

 

Ms. White is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire.

 

Sarah Lawrence College, New York; 1986 BA

Middlebury College, Vermont: MA / Paris France

McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento CA: JD

Juris Doctor, 1993, Admitted to California State Bar

Advanced International Studies, Salzberg, Austria

Dr. Carolyn Crimmens, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Andy O’Neall, Psy.D.

 

Dr. O’Neall is a clinical psychologist who graduated from the University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences in 2007, where his clinical focus was the integration of medical treatment and psychotherapeutic interventions. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the New Mexico State University College Counseling Center.  His residency hours were completed at Napa State Hospital, where he would work for approximately 7 additional years . Dr. O’Neall also has worked in different areas of private practice since graduating, doing work that includes psychotherapy of individuals, couples, and groups. He has worked providing behavioral assessment and planning for children through adults with cognitive and developmental challenges. He has worked in the assessment and accommodation of persons with learning challenges in schools and work. Overall, Dr. O’Neall works to integrate biological, psychological, interpersonal, and testing information as well as drawing from his experience in a variety of settings to provide individually designed psychotherapeutic interventions that work best.

 

Dr. O’Neall is a native of Indiana. He earned his bachelor degree from Wabash college, majoring in Psychology as well as history. He has an interest in history, literature, culture, language, and philosophy and how these shape human experience.

Dr. Hobbs, Ph.D.

Dr. Hobbs has more that 35 years of experience in healthcare delivery, including Clinical Neuropsychology practice, consulting, teaching, publishing, and research in medical informatics. Graduating with a Ph.D. from CSPP in 1984, he completed post doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He spent two years as a Visiting Scholar in Cognitive Neuroscience at Stanford University, and was a co-investigator with the UCSF Dept. of Neurosurgery, on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, investigating cognitive processes related to TBI patients.

Employed by Kaiser Permanente for 23 years, Dr. Hobbs provided neuropsychological assessments and consultations for inpatient and outpatient services, supervised postdoctoral fellows, and provided consultation to the Rehabilitation Advisory Board. Further, he was a principal investigator on three innovation grants pertinent to traumatic brain injury assessment, and was Co-Investigator on a First-of-Kind Grant with IBM related to decision support analytics in health care.

Additionally, Dr. Hobbs analyzed highly complex proposed healthcare information technology related to U.S. legislation, regulation, standards and policies, and developed critical responses in collaboration with Kaiser's leaders across regions, functions and entities. He coordinated and facilitated Kaiser's input and involvement in federal cyber security policy, with special focus related to healthcare infrastructure protection.

Dr. Hobbs is currently practicing Clinical Neuropsychology in the Northern Bay Area, with research interest related to sports neuropsychology, and the application of Machine Learning and Deep Learning to brain imaging and predictive analytics.

Jose Rodriguez, MA.

Jose Rodriguez is a pre-doctoral intern from Capella University. He earned his Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from Carlos Albizu University in Puerto Rico. He graduated Cum Laude from University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He trained in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Family and Couples Therapy, Brief Therapy, and Group Therapy. He has worked in private psychiatric hospital, Children’s Aid Society in NY, Homeless Outreach, Callen-Lorde LGBT Community Health Center in NY, and Health Trust. While completing his practicum hours, Jose co-authored and published a research article: The Relationship of Noncredible Performance to Continuous Performance Test Scores in Adults Referred for ADHD Evaluation.  Archives of Neuropsychology

Dr. Meagan Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Davis received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University in June of 2015. She completed her first year of postdoctoral training at San Mateo Medical Center, specializing in neuropsychology and chronic pain psychology. For her second year of postdoctoral training towards specialty certification, she began at Neuropsychological Associates in September of 2016. Previous graduate training includes completing her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC) and completed rotations in neuropsychology, primary care mental health integration, and PTSD treatment. During her graduate training she completed a series of practica and related training experiences primarily focused on neuropsychology, treatment of substance use disorders, and the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders. Dr. Davis also has an interest in multicultural issues and culturally integrated mental health. She is an avid traveler and completed a semester abroad in Australia where she studied cognitive psychology and Aboriginal history. In her spare time she enjoys knitting and being with family.

Dr. Kris Verroulx, Psy.D.

Ms. Verroulx began her predoctoral internship with Neuropsychological Associates in June 2016.  She is working toward her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, focused on neuropsychology, from John F. Kennedy University.  As a clinician, her primary aim is continuity of patient care after neuropsychological assessment.  As such, she seeks to involve family members and other helpers to co-create and implement recommendations to optimize the patient's functioning.  Her practica experience included neuropsychological assessment with San   Francisco Neuropsychology Specialists, psychological assessment through SOS Counseling, and therapeutic work with children and adults.  Specific training and focus was on child and forensic neuropsychology.  Additionally, Ms. Verroulx was a doctoral level teaching assistant for psychological assessment courses and bachelor level psychological theory classes.  She has presented research at the American Psychological Association's 2016 conference and given trainings to community agencies on crisis management, risk assessment, and child development.  Ms. Verroulx is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a private practice in Petaluma.  Prior experience includes supervising a group home for boys with severe emotional disturbance, residential care of adults with mental illness, and paraprofessional work in classrooms for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

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