Psychological Evaluation and Neurological Testing

Dr. Kugel is trained and experienced in conducting both psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Psychological evaluations are most often conducted for the following reasons:

  • Providing a psychiatric diagnosis
  • Determine psychiatric disability
  • Treatment planning and recommendations
  • Shed light on personality and emotional functioning
  • Assess an individual’s ability to perform a specific job (i.e. work candidate)
  • Assess a person’s readiness for medical procedures

Neuropsychological evaluations are often more robust and composed of testing batteries which can provide comprehensive assessment of multiple areas of functioning such as: cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. These evaluations often assess the following domains:

  • Intellectual and academic functioning
  • Executive functioning which can include: attention, memory, problem-solving, planning, decision-making, judgment skills, and more.
  • Specific memory problems and suspicion of dementia
  • Expressive, receptive, and written language abilities
  • Visuospatial abilities
  • The impact of traumatic brain injury over thinking, personality, and behavior
  • Differentiating between psychiatric, medical, or other conditions

We’re happy to answer more specific questions and accommodate your needs. Please contact us to get more information.

Latest Articles


Contact Us


5230 Carroll Canyon Rd. Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

Get directions