There’s usually a sense of relief when you’re given a diagnosis that explains pain or other symptoms, but it can come with a level of anxiety over the uncertainty, potential treatments, and side effects.

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and even depressed is not unusual - even if you’ve never experienced mental health issues in the past. If you do have a mental health condition, the news could make it worse.

The patient-centric approach at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, however, means that while we offer neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other experts to help with treatment for your brain or spine condition and beyond, we enhance that with the support of on-site behavioral health specialists. Their focus is on helping you, your family, and caregivers cope every step of the way.

How We Can Help

Everyone has a different way to work through anxiety and stress, and our team of behavioral health specialists is skilled at making important connections with patients and finding individual ways to help. We will connect you with whatever level of support you need. Each professional provides compassionate care based on your emotional, physical, and practical concerns.

What is Clinical Neuropsychology?

Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on brain functioning. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems.

What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and behavioral functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures. Various mental functions are systematically tested, including, but not limited to:

  • Intelligence
  • Problem solving and conceptualization
  • Planning and organization
  • Attention, memory, and learning
  • Language
  • Academic skills
  • Perceptual and motor abilities
  • Emotions, behavior, and personality

About Us

Although the Ayer Neuroscience Institute works to treat the full range of neurologic conditions, our mission is more personal - to provide advanced, collaborative services across the state.

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