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CONDITIONS

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ADHD/ADD

Do you or your child struggle to concentrate or pay attention? If you wait until the last minute to begin tasks, make careless mistakes, or have trouble remembering or following instructions, you may suffer from attention.......
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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities can cause children to fall behind at school, no matter how hard they try because they struggle when faced with the methods most children respond to......
Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism affects about one in 59 children, yet it’s diagnosed four times more frequently in boys.The exceptional team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California......
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Concussion & TBI

Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are the top causes of concussions, but you’re 3-6 times more likely to sustain a second traumatic brain injury if your concussion happens while playing sports. Our team.........
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Anxiety & Nervousness

Do you or does your child worry excessively about everyday activities? If feelings of worry, nervousness, or fear interfere with your concentration, your sleep, or your ability to socialize......
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Depression

Antidepressant medications fail to help about 30% of clients diagnosed with depression. Whether or not you’ve tried medication, you can recover from depression with innovative therapies provide........
OCD

OCD

It’s estimated that 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), a debilitating mental health condition that can severely impact your everyday life......
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Headache & Migraine

Every day, 69-88% of American adults have a tension headache, while nearly 17% suffer from severe headaches and migraines. If you struggle with headaches, your solution may be found......
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Sensory/Auditory Processing Disorder

Having sensory processing disorder means your brain has problems interpreting the information it receives from your senses, particularly sound and vision.......
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General Wellness

If you’d like to improve your overall health, train your body with a short but intensive workout, optimize brain functioning, and restore your mental well-being, there’s no better place than Abbey Neuropsychology.......
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Cognitive Decline

Age-related cognitive decline takes many forms, from short-term memory loss and finding it hard to communicate ideas, to feeling more clumsy and falling more often. When you or a loved one notices......
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Memory

Memory loss can be a distressing and bewildering experience, whether it’s partial, temporary, or degenerative. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, offers support for people......
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TREATMENT

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Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback could be a valuable and effective treatment for you if you have difficulties with cognitive processing or emotional problems. Think of it this way, if it occurs in your brain......
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Visual-Sensory Training

Vision training can make a significant difference to your quality of life if you have visual processing disorders or problems interpreting the information your eyes are.....
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Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a noninvasive, safe, and effective therapy that improves your mental and emotional health by teaching you how to relax and regulate your body’s physiological......
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Psychotherapy

When you have an emotional, developmental, or psychiatric problem, psychotherapy is the bedrock on which you build the foundations of recovery. The team at Abbey......
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Parent Therapy

Being a parent is often a challenge, but you can help yourself and your child by improving your parenting skills using expert parent therapy. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology......
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Executive Function Therapy

Children aren’t born with executive function skills, but they’re born with the ability to develop them, and many challenges throughout life can affect their abilities.....
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Attention & Focus Training

If you have a hard time concentrating, you struggle to follow multi-step directions, or you just can’t get organized, you may have poor working memory......

We help you move forward, no matter your age, your symptoms, or your goals.

Clients see us for many reasons. Some are struggling to sustain attention (ADHD/ADD) or are experiencing difficulties with academics (learning disabilities – dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia). Others are finding it difficulties to regulate their emotions or behavior in the school or work environments (Anxiety, Depression, PTSD). We also see clients for more medically-based concerns (Autism, TBI/Concussion, headaches or migraines, memory and cognitive decline). However, you do not have to have a concern or a diagnosis. Many clients we see simply want to achieve overall wellness and be their best selves.

Neuropsychological Assessments

Assessments are designed to identify cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses, uncover the root of struggles (beyond diagnosis), guide intervention and provide individualized recommendations. The standard administration of assessments typically involves face-to-face methods. However, the practice of psychology has adapted those methods to simulate standard assessment practices remotely by using screen sharing and webcams throughout testing. Moreover, we are excited to integrate tests specifically designed for the purpose of telehealth/remote administration and have been created to measure various neurocognitive functions.

Move & Learn

Sometimes learning isn’t meant to be done in a chair all day. We know there are many online programs, but very few involve movement and live one-on-one training. Our Move and Learn program motivates the power of the brain and movement in learning. Your student will build skills in processing speed, mental timing, and self-regulation. Work with our Interactive Metronome trainers and complete a series of exercises and games in the comfort of your own home.   Utilize your strengths in our dynamic program by tying in gross motor movement with cognitive processes. The Move and Learn program builds on the student’s strengths. Students ultimately learn to be in-tune with their bodies and to have more control.

Reading Interventions

Our reading program is a multi-sensory approach to reading and language. The program focuses on developing foundational skills in reading such as phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency as well as cognitive skills such as working memory, attention, processing, and sequencing skills. An initial assessment will be administered to help your child get started with the appropriate reading level. By taking the initial assessment, you will then be assigned specific exercises to help you strengthen your skills. These exercises turn reading into fun games, using interactive graphics (animals, aliens, etc.).

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, which is also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, harnesses your brain’s capacity to change in order to reshape weaknesses in brain function. Neurofeedback can be used to treat clients who have disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), anxiety, depression, ASD (autism spectrum disorder), and brain injuries. Neurofeedback works by reinforcing optimal brain functioning through rewards. For example, when your brain is using the correct neural pathways, you will receive an immediate reward such as the movie you’re watching becoming brighter. When your brain deviates from optimal functioning, the reward is taken away. This process of operant conditioning helps retrain the brain and optimize functioning. In response to COVID-19 we are offering different home interventions available for neurofeedback to be done via telehealth communication and video conferencing.

Vision Sensory Training

This innovative technique heightens and develops neural pathways relating to eye movement, neural timing, balance, motor control, and your awareness of the position and movement of your body in space. Vision training enhances your perception and processing of new visual information. By strengthening your visual system, neurological functions often improve. Work one-on-one with a vision trainer from the comfort of your home to improve and train eye tracking, eye teaming, depth perception, attention, and cognitive functioning, among many other visual and cognitive skills. Use state-of-the-art software and equipment shipped to you!

Executive Functioning Skills Therapy Program

Central to our ability to think for ourselves are mental processes that link our past experiences with present actions and enable us to plan and organize our behavior over time. These are called ‘executive functions’ and play a key role in our everyday lives including activities such as: -Keeping track of time on exams or work assignments -Sustaining attention to successfully complete homework or projects. -Taking appropriate actions to respond to different situations -Inhibiting actions that could be inappropriate or counter-productive -Thinking critically and actively while reading or writing.

Focus Program

Integrated Listening System, known as ILS, is a comprehensive program designed to help people who struggle with inattention, sensory sensitivities, slow processing speeds, or low comprehension. The sound therapy is delivered through an air and bone conduction headset and directly targets the vestibular system, responsible for balance and coordination as well as sensory modulation and emotional regulation. When combined with body movement and language exercises, our neurons are repetitively stimulated and essentially our brain is being re-trained to become more efficient and effective to improve cognitive performance. Here at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, we are proud to offer the ILS program to our clients remotely so that you can work on becoming your best self in the comfort of your own home while using us as a coach for your journey. Please call us at 650-614-0014 to learn more about how ILS can help you.

Safe & Sound

The Safe and Sound Protocol, known as SSP, is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Designed by Dr. Stephen Porges, SSP is helpful for people struggling with social and emotional difficulties, auditory sensitivities, anxiety and trauma, and inattention. This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. Upon completion, individuals are better able to focus and experience a calmed emotional and physiological state. With the help of experienced professionals at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, let us guide you through the SSP program remotely. Give us a call at 650-614-0014 to learn more.

Staying safe, but staying connected.

Here at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, safety is our priority and so is your health. We understand that many of you are dealing with a “new normal” and have had to adapt to the many changes in your day to day lives. Even if we cannot physically see you face-to-face, our promise to see you achieve personal wellness and to be your very best selves are still important to us. Personal Connection. If anything, we could all use a little more personal connection nowadays. All of our programs are offered remotely, with personal connection in mind. Through HIPAA protected video conferencing, shared screens, and customized home-kits, clinicians and trainers work with you in real-time to motivate and guide your sessions. With baseline neuropsychological assessments, personalized treatment plans, and evidenced based equipment, we bring the care of our clinic to your home. Contact us to hear about our programs, like: Neuropsychological Assessments, Neurofeedback, Stress Management, Reading Intervention, Vision Training, Move & Learn, Safe & Sound etc.

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What Our Clients Say

Dr. Abbey Designed a neuro feedback, visual training for my son who has overall delays. Devin made exceptional progress as a 27 year old young adult. In comparison to therapy he had has for years there was significant changes in social skils, verbal skills, attention and coordination. It was like taking steps in cognitive skills...

Pamela J.

Submitted 09/22/20

I am a private psychologist who has referred many clients to Dr. Abbey's clinic for both assessment and treatment. Dr. Abbey and his staff members have all been extremely helpful and both my clients and their families have reported effective treatment and positive experiences. The assessments and treatment...

Psycologist A.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...

Eric P.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey saved our family. This might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. At 5 years, my son was almost non-verbal, and diagnosed by Stanford as being on the Autistic spectrum, and rated 9/10 on the ADHD scale. No private school would take him. A Doctor at the CHADD conference recommend Dr. Abbey to us, and when he did a brain map...

Tina Y.

Submitted 08/26/20

I am not easy to impress when it comes to practitioners. I have been through 20 years of Lyme and mold illness and seen hundreds (literally) of practitioners. Rachael Little at Abbey has been my practitioner for LENS neurofeedback, and I love working with her. She's compassionate, bright, and has a variety of tools that she is well-versed...

Scott F.

Submitted 08/26/20

The clinic itself is fine. The building is in a convenient location on Cal Ave and there's usually parking. Wish they'd leave the bathroom door unlocked, tho. What I'm more interested in is recommending therapist Rachael Little to anyone hoping to feel better or at least know that someone out there cares. I ended up with Rachael mostly by luck...

Matt C.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...

Jamien S.

Submitted 08/05/20

Neurofeedback at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has been life changing for my family. I have been shocked and delighted by the amazing progress my 6 year old son has made. My son had a mix of autistic, obsessive compulsive, defiant, hyperactive and inattentive symptoms that have melted away after neurofeedback...

Allison S.

Submitted 08/04/20
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