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  • What Is A Board-Certified Neuropsychologist? Learn About Our Experts

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    The board certification process is conducted by the American Academy of Professional Psychology. The board assesses for specific experience requirements, peer review, and written and oral examinations. Clinical neuropsychologists showcase a high level of knowledge and understanding of how the brain influences our thoughts and emotions.

    At our Saint Petersburg, FL practice, we have board-certified clinical neuropsychologists for all ages. This includes children, teens, young adults, adults, and the elderly.  Read through our blog for more information on board certification and to meet our experts.

    A photo displaying the different parts of the brain on a mannequin. Our Saint Pete, FL Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologists provide comprehensive assessments for adults and children. Learn more about our specific neuropsychological evaluations.

    Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologists Master Assessment and Treatment

    There are many standout features a board-certified doctor has. They excel in assessing and treating both, neurological and psychological conditions. They go beyond the basics. They provide a complete approach. One that considers how the brain impacts behavior and thinking.

    They Conduct Comprehensive Assessments:

    These professionals look at various aspects of neurological and psychological functioning. These neuropsychologists examine cognitive processes, emotional well-being, and the impact of the brain and behavior to achieve a holistic understanding.

    They Provide Neurological Expertise:

    Board-certified doctors specialize in the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions. These include, but are not limited to, traumatic brain injury, concussions, seizure disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and more. Drawing upon their extensive knowledge of the brain’s structure and function.

    Whether it’s evaluating cognitive functions, understanding neural pathways, or identifying neurological abnormalities, their expertise ensures a detailed examination.

    They Provide Psychological Insight:

    Clinical neuropsychologists also assess and provide treatment recommendations for psychological conditions. They have a deep understanding of how emotions, thoughts, and behaviors intertwine. Providing a space that considers the holistic well-being of the individual.

    The Brain and Our Behavior:

    What sets board-certified neuropsychologists apart? Their commitment to understanding the dynamic relationship between the brain and behavior. They recognize that neurological and psychological conditions often influence each other. By acknowledging and addressing this connection, these experts provide a comprehensive treatment strategy. This treatment goes beyond addressing symptoms to target the underlying connections.

    Our Clinical Neuropsychologists Maintain High Standards

    What makes board certification special is the commitment to ethical practice. These professionals follow strict rules. They make sure every part of their work is done with integrity and professionalism. You will receive the highest level of care and detail. While also feeling you are heard. It is important to our clinical neuropsychologists to provide you the answers you seek.

    Enhancing Your Care

    Choosing a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist for your mental health needs is a smart move. It makes sure that you’re trusting someone who has exceeded the standards of excellence. Your mental health journey is too important to take chances… opt for the expertise that comes with board certification.

    Board certification in clinical neuropsychology is more than a title… it’s a commitment to giving exceptional care. As you look for mental health services, consider our expert doctors. This decision is to be dedicated to your well-being and the confidence that you’re in good hands.


    Meet Our Authors & Board-Certified Neuropsychologists  


    Dr. Shivani Saible a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who provides comprehensive assessments of the brain and psychological disorders. Evaluations for TBI, concussions, dementia, Alzheimer's, seizure disorders, stroke, ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions. Call for an evaluation in St. Petersburg, FL today.

    Dr. Saible is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with the American Academy of Professional Psychology.  She has worked with varying adult populations in both hospital and outpatient settings providing neuropsychological and psychological evaluations. She obtained her Clinical Psychology doctorate from Saint John’s University in New York in 2012. She completed her graduate training in neuropsychology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and NYU Medical Center, her neuropsychology internship at Dartmouth Medical Center, and her neuropsychology fellowship at Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Saible has been working in private practice for the last 10 years.

    Dr. Saible works with adults who have neurological, medical, or neurodevelopmental disorders by helping to identify their limitations and providing recommendations for interventions that will improve and maintain a healthy quality of life. She often works with older adults who are concerned about a possible decline in functioning by determining if the person is showing a cognitive and emotional profile that is consistent with a dementia process or if there is some other causal factor (e.g., depression) that can mimic the signs of dementia.

    To read more about Dr. Saible visit here.


    Dr. Scott Porter a board-certified pediatric clinical neuropsychologist who provides comprehensive assessments of the brain and psychological disorders. Evaluations for TBI, concussions, seizure disorders, behavioral concerns, ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions. Reach out today for an evaluation in St. Pete, FL.

    Dr. Scott S. Porter, Ph.D. ABPP, is a distinguished clinical neuropsychologist, certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Specializing in neuropsychological assessment, Dr. Porter is licensed to practice in both Florida and Hawaii. Dr. Porter takes pride in tailoring specific recommendations for children’s educational programming, behavioral health, and neurocognitive development. His extensive academic journey includes graduate work in Behavioral Neurobiology and Clinical Neuropsychology at Brigham Young University, an APA approved Division 40 Internship at the Audi L. Murphy Veteran’s Health Care System, and post-doctoral fellowship at the Neurodevelopment Center in Salt Lake City.

    Dr. Porter’s journey to Florida was paved with numerous clinical roles. Prior to his move, he served as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist in Hawaii and held the position of Clinical Director at The Concussion Center of Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic for three years, and is a forensic expert along with FAA evaluator. He devoted 14 years as a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Sanford Healthcare Neuroscience Center in the Midwest, where he was an instrumental consultant for various departments including the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Hospital, and Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Service.

    Known for his range of experience, Dr. Porter is experienced in the diagnostic assessment of various neuropsychological conditions. These include traumatic brain injury, pediatric cerebral vascular disorders, pediatric cancer, hematological conditions, genetic disorders, and ADHD, to name a few. His specializations extend to assessing prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal brain injuries, and evaluating the impact of teratogen exposure and toxic exposure.

    To read more about Dr. Porter, visit here.

    Ready To Begin With Our Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologists?

    Our board-certified neuropsychologists are ready to provide you the support and treatment you have been looking for. Whether you are looking for yourself or a loved one, your answers are here. Please contact our office today so our team can help place you with right doctor.

    Looking At Additional Services?

    Our St. Pete, FL practice offers additional services. Our team is also made up of school psychologists, adult neuropsychologists, pediatric neuropsychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists. We provide neuropsychologist and psychological evaluations. As well as, child, teen, individual, family, and couple therapy. Additionally, we provide online counseling services.