Dr. Jamie Ducharme, PhD, ABPP is one of a limited number of board certified neuropsychologists in Virginia serving the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and greater Hampton Roads, VA area. She has been board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology since 2012. www.abpp.org
Neuropsychological Services of Tidewater (NSOT) provides primary services of adult outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and psychotherapy.
NSOT provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation of a wide range of adult neurologic disorders and brain injury. Medico-legal neuropsychological evaluations in adults are also available including independent medical evaluations (IMEs), concussion and trauma-related brain injury assessments, disability and competency evaluation, records review, and case consultation.
Psychotherapy/counseling services are available for adult individuals on a limited basis with providers on site. Primary focus is on mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, adjustment difficulties, coping, and wellness. A physician referral is required.
1. What is neuropsychology?
The study of brain functioning and its impact on behavior.
2. What is a neuropsychological evaluation?
A series of paper and pencil or computerized tests completed by an individual with either a neuropsychologist or a trained technician assessing brain functioning. These tests are designed to assess such cognitive functions as memory, attention, language, spatial reasoning, processing speed, and executive functioning ability in addition to psychological contributors.
3. How long does a neuropsychological evaluation take?
Several hours, depending on the type of evaluation. An intake interview is conducted as a part of this evaluation.
4. How can I prepare for a neuropsychological evaluation?
Get a good night's rest prior to your exam. Take your medications as prescribed unless there is a concern of grogginess or reduced mental acuity. Bring reading glasses or hearing aids to the appointment. Focus on trying your best rather than worrying about "failing" the tests. Bring snacks for comfort and ask for breaks as needed. Bring a person to the interview who knows you well and can speak to your cognitive health and behavior.
5. What is involved in psychotherapy?
An intake interview is initially conducted which can take 60-90 mins to assess counseling needs, fit, and scheduling. If appropriate, weekly 50-60 min counseling sessions will then follow. Frequency of sessions can then become variable once the therapeutic relationship is established. Only individual counseling services are provided at this time.
We have moved locations as of 4/1/19. We are now located at 2005 Pleasure House Rd in Virginia Beach, in between Northhampton Blvd + Shore Drive. We are across from Bayside Baptist Church + beside Virginia Beach Veterinary Hospital.
2005 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, United States