• Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations

    Diablo Valley Neuropsychology offers a full suite of neuropsychological testing and treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and elders.

    Call (925) 588-8895

  • Med-Legal Assessments

    Dr. Ionascu is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.) and provides Expert Witness / Independent Medical Evaluation Services.

    Call (925) 588-8895

  • Industrial/Occupational Neuropsychology

    Dr. Ionascu provides HIMS Neuropsychological/CogScreen evaluations for the FAA, Work Readiness/Return to Work assessments, and Worker's Compensation consultative services.

    Call (925) 588-8895

  • Dr. Nicolle Ionascu, Psy.D., Q.M.E.

    Dr. Nicolle Ionascu is a UCSF trained clinical neuropsychologist  with over 15 years of experience in neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with developmental, age, and trauma related neuro-cognitive challenges.

    She is the staff neuropsychologist in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.  Previously she was staff neuropsychologist at Presbyterian Hospital's Rehabilitation Center and Carolinas Center for Development and Rehabilitation in Charlotte N.C.  She began her neuropsychology career at San Francisco General Hospital and Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco.

    Dr. Ionascu is a Co-founder of Eysz Inc. (a company dedicated to non-intrusive seizure detection), a Medical Advisory Board member for of SimpleTherapy Inc. (a company dedicated to alternative approaches to pain management), and an affiliate neuropsychologist for he Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) performing evaluations of Pilot and Air Traffic Controller cognitive and behavioral fitness.  She is a Qualified Medical Evaluator with 10 locations throughout California and has conducted dozens of Independent Medical / Expert Witness evaluations.

    Dr. Ionascu taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Queens University and Argosy University.  She co-authored numerous medical journal as well as magazine articles in the areas of neuropsychology and child development.  Additionally she is a research neuropsychologist in clinical trials of rare developmental cognitive diseases.  She obtained her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley and her doctoral degree at the Wright Institute in Berkeley Ca.
  • Our Services

  • - Full neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for: Concussion, ADHD, Sensory Processing, Learning, Behavioral, Memory, Dementia, Post Stroke Challenges, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.
    - Psychotherapy and Biofeedback when indicated post-diagnosis

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    Industrial / Occupational

    Industrial / Occupational

    - Full neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for: Concussion, ADHD, Sensory Processing, Learning, Behavioral, Memory, Dementia, Post Stroke Challenges, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.
    - Psychotherapy and Biofeedback when indicated post-diagnosis

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  • - Independent Medical Evaluations / Expert Witness

    - Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME) at 10 locations in Northern and Southern California

    - Competency Evaluations

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    Med-Legal Assessments

    Med-Legal Assessments

    - Independent Medical Evaluations / Expert Witness

    - Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME) at 10 locations in Northern and Southern California

    - Competency Evaluations

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  • - FAA CogScreen / HIMS Neuropsychological Assessments

    - Pre-employment Evaluations

    - Workers Compensation Consultative Evaluations

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    Industrial/Occupational Neuropsychology

    Industrial/Occupational Neuropsychology

    - FAA CogScreen / HIMS Neuropsychological Assessments

    - Pre-employment Evaluations

    - Workers Compensation Consultative Evaluations

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  • What is Neuropsychological Testing? 

    Using an analogy to answer the question, Neuropsychological Testing is to the MRI as a Scanning a Hard Drive's Software is to Testing if the Hard Drive is Broken.
    In more detail, Neuropsychological Testing provides a view into the brain’s cognitive and behavioral functioning. We assess specific areas of intellectual ability, visual/auditory/immediate/delayed memory, level of academic achievement, processing speed, ability to problem solve/multi-task, logic, physical dexterity, emotional state, etc.

    How will Neuropsychological Testing help me and my family?

    A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can determine the cause of the observed cognitive or behavioral challenge, distinguish between competing theories, and provide a diagnosis. Once a patient's strengths and weaknesses are understood at a granular level, we provide recommendations and possible strategies to remedy addressable challenges and help you maximize your academic / industrial performance, and cognitive / emotional state.

  • Our Values

     

    We believe that every patient, client, and family member can expect:

    • Compassion, respect, and understanding
    • Timely call-backs and follow-through on commitments
    • Clear recommendations and post diagnostic follow through
    • Friendly and professional staff
    • A clean, comfortable, and inviting office and waiting room
    • Easy access to parking and office
    • Timely appointment availability

     

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  • Hours Of Service

    Day Hours
    Monday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    SundayClosed
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