TTP #84: Dr. Stephanie Nelson – Neuropsychology in Private Practice

Dr. Jeremy Sharp Podcast 4 Comments

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Dr. Stephanie Nelson, a board-certified neuropsychologist, is here today to talk with me about putting neuropsychology into private practice. I’ve known Stephanie for several months now, and I’m consistently amazed at her attention to detail and professional integrity. Even knowing that she’d bring the A-game to our interview, I was still surprised at how much I learned and how well she articulated many issues that come up in private practice. Here are a few things we touch on:

  • How does a neuropsychologist differ from a “regular” psychologist in private practice?
  • What’s the path to becoming board-certified?
  • Why are base rates important in our diagnostic process?
  • What do Stephanie’s reports and recommendations look like?

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About Dr. Stephanie Nelson

Dr. Stephanie Nelson is a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in complex differential diagnosis. She is board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) and pediatric neuropsychology (ABPdN). Dr. Nelson earned her undergraduate degree at Williams College and her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. After a few years in group practice in the Boston area, Dr. Nelson returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and opened her own practice. In 2018, she founded Skylight Neuropsychology in Seattle, WA. She currently provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and outreach to the community through presentations, workshops, and volunteer work. She also provides consultation to psychologists and neuropsychologists who specialize in pediatric assessment.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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  1. Jeremy,

    I would be interested to learn more from you about your consultation fees. My psychiatry colleague and I have been working to build up our practice. You seem to have some helpful insights, based on the podcasts I have been listening to. Can you tell me more about your fees and how this process might work?


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