Dr. Krista Greenfield, Psy.D.
Dr. Krista Greenfield, PsyD, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist (PSY 29371) who specializes in the assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Her comprehensive assessments utilize evidence-based practices to evaluate cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges that affect personal, academic, and social functioning. Dr. Greenfield’s areas of neuropsychological expertise include neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech & language disorders, and learning disorders), anxiety/tic/OCD disorders, mood disorders, genetic syndromes, and medical issues that affect an individual’s functioning (e.g., traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, cancer, perinatal complications, and others). Dr. Greenfield also has experience conducting assessments for placement in gifted or enriched educational programs, as well as Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) as a part of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). In addition to neuropsychological assessment, Dr. Greenfield’s other areas of specialty include: behavioral management of children with developmental disorders, social skills training, cognitive training, as well as individual and group therapy.
As a clinician and mother, Dr. Greenfield is passionate about employing a “whole child” approach to understanding each patient. She believes that it is important to identify both strengths and weaknesses in a child’s profile to make effective and individualized treatment recommendations. Dr. Greenfield prides herself in providing parents, teachers, and treatment team members with clear and digestible assessment results that readily translate to tractable interventions.
Dr. Greenfield earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed her PsyD at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Greenfield’s clinical work has focused on neuropsychological assessment throughout the lifespan. Her clinical training rotations have included multiple hospital-based placements, including Kaiser Permanente’s Pediatrics Department and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Dr. Greenfield completed her pre-doctoral internship at Pasadena Rehabilitation Institute, before completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Insight Collective in Pasadena, California.
Dr. Greenfield has presented at local and international conferences on topics such as the lasting neurocognitive effects of oncology treatment, Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in the pediatric oncology patients, the effects of visuospatial processing deficits on learning and executive functioning, and cognitive markers for college readiness. Her current research projects focus on the sequelae of specific genetic microdeletions, as well as reading comprehension challenges in children with nonverbal deficits. Dr. Greenfield has also published work on the psychosocial impact of traumatic brain injury. Dr. Greenfield is available for consultation and psychoeducational speaking engagements.