Dr. Lynda Reed is a Clinical Neuropsychologist (CA PSY 12415). She completed her doctorate at California School of Professional Psychology in 1990. She completed her pre-doctoral training at the S.F. V.A. Medical Center in Neuropsychology and her post-doctoral training at the S.F. V.A.M.C. and S.F. General Hospital in Neuropsychology. She completed a year of training in child therapy and assessment at West Coast Children’s Center. Prior to returning to school for a doctorate, Dr. Reed obtained a master’s degree in Art Therapy and worked for 7 years in inpatient psychiatric hospitals as an art therapist with adults, young adults and adolescents. Dr. Reed has taught Intellectual Assessment for CSPP, and Art Therapy Assessment & Group Dynamics for College of Notre Dame and U.C. Extension in Berkeley.
Dr. Reed worked for a decade at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley as a Clinical Neuropsychologist . Major duties included neuropsychological and psychological assessment for inpatient and outpatient acute rehabilitation services, and assessments for medical-surgical patients and the inpatient adolescent unit. She developed an outpatient child and adolescent program to provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for kids with mood and behavior problems, learning disabilities, and ADHD. For the past nine years, she has provided training and supervision to doctoral students in practicum placement; she worked for seven years as the Director of Project SchoolCare, a school-based mental health program of St. Mary’s Medical Center in S.F., and for two years as the Director of the Assessment Center at Gronowski Clinic in Palo Alto.
Dr. Reed is inspired by the human capacity for growth, resilience, and adapting to changing circumstances. She is committed to assessment which includes strengths, and recommendations which guide students and clients towards mastery and independence, even when difficulties or injuries have interfered with natural development.