1455 NW Leary Way Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98107 (p) 206-331-4011 (f) 206-489-5101
Neuropsychological evaluations provide information about a person's cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Common reasons to request a neuropsychological evaluation include:
-Diagnostic clarification -Quantification of cognitive impairment -Etiology of cognitive problems -Fitness for duty (e.g. FAA or other safety-sensitive profession) -Injury-related litigation -To recommend a course of treatment -To guide educational or vocational planning
Commonly evaluated populations include: -Traumatic brain injury -Alzheimer's and other dementias -Other neurological conditions (e.g. stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.) -FAA airmen and other professionals in safety-sensitive occupations -Learning disorders and ADHD
Dr. Asgarian regularly performs neuropsycholgical evaluations and CogScreen-AE exams for pilots seeking to obtain or re-obtain their medical certificate. Dr. Asgarian is HIMS-certified and is very familiar with all of the requirements mandated by the FAA. The process of obtaining your medical certificate can be confusing and complicated; Dr. Asgarian is happy to speak to you over the phone to help determine if you need an exam, so please don't hesitate to call.
Dr. Asgarian approaches each therapy relationship using the principle of Unconditional Positive Regard; which is to say that she accepts and values each client unconditionally, without judgment, disapproval, or approval. She also operates from the belief that every person is doing the best that they can at that moment to move forward in their life. However, many people need assistance in developing skills, growing their confidence, and/or gaining a deeper understanding of negative patterns of behavior that move them away from their goals. Dr. Asgarian facilitates this process, using Cognitive-Behavioral techniques as well as more traditional talk therapy. Dr. Asgarian's goal is to get clients OUT of therapy, and on to living positive and rewarding lives.
Population treated: adults and adolescents (age 12 and older)
Areas of specialty/interest: depression, anxiety, common adjustment issues of adolescence, adjustment to a new health status, chronic pain, and psychological/cognitive recovery from mild traumatic brain injury