Dr. Deborah Buckwalter
As humans, we are frequently challenged with the need to ADJUST-- to unforeseen changes and transitions, to loss, injury, illness, or the pressures of everyday life. Or even to events or processes of our own choosing (a break-up, elective surgery, spiritual quest). As a psychologist, I come alongside people who are struggling with specific challenges, and help them to understand themselves better, cope, problem-solve, and adjust such that life can be lived as fully and genuinely as possible.
Treatment begins with assessment of specific needs and ways you (or others) may be impacted by your difficulties or circumstances. Treatment proceeds as a joint commitment to actively address the issues, taking into account the whole person you are- physical, mental/cognitive, social/interpersonal, and spiritual/philosophical.
I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation and in addressing trauma, injury, and illness. I am knowledgeable about brain functioning in specific processes, such as brain injury, stroke, MS, dementia, or Parkinson's. I also provide psychological assessment with respect to intellectual functioning, personality, and desire for increased personal insight.