Psychologist and Evaluator
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 577 - 4750


Allison WaterworthAs a licensed psychologist I specialize in evaluating conditions which impact learning in traditional school settings.  These are most commonly understood to be: dyslexia, a reading disorder, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or a visual-perceptual processing disorder.  However, other conditions can cause learning and attention problems too, such as severe anxiety or medical conditions.  If you have taken the time to search for this page you are probably hoping to find information, relief, and help for problems that you or your loved ones are experiencing.  The goods news is that by receiving the proper diagnosis of a learning disability, ADHD, or related condition, the right kinds of intervention and accommodation can be applied.  This is why a proper evaluation should be conducted.

I am expert in providing thorough personalized learning disability evaluations, with these never farmed out to students or interns.  I have conducted well over 1,000 Psychoeducational Evaluations for adults and youth, resulting in a depth and breadth of knowledge in helping students, and their parents, understand why they have struggled. I have aided hundreds of students in gaining testing accommodations on the SAT, ACT, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, NCLEX, and California Bar.

Unlike some evaluators in the space of learning evaluations, I am a clinical psychologist, which means that I possess knowledge of an extensive range of conditions which impact learning.  As a local expert in San Francisco, I have built relationships with learning specialists over the past 15 years, and am now a top resource, consultant, and evaluator for the Directors of SLD services at Stanford, UCSF, USF, UC Hastings, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, the Hamlin School, and Urban.

I never want to stop learning and expanding my knowledge base, and therefore post-graduation sought expert credentials in each domain in which I practice. First, to my demonstrate expertise in neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, I obtained Board Eligibility from the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.  Second, I earned Board Certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology, in Family and Couple Psychology, in which I advanced to serve as President of the board.  [These are the initials ‘ABPP’ after my name].  Finally, I was selected to participate in a national leadership training for outstanding female psychologists through the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, a group sponsored by the American Psychological Association.

I retain the highest ethical standards and am member in good standing of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and the Division of Couple and Family Psychology.

Finally, while I possess the expertise in learning disability evaluation as described above, I strive to offer services for a fair cost.  Psychoeducational and/or Neuropsychological Evaluations evaluate the full spectrum of learning-related concerns, at a mid-range price in the market.

The process of coming in for an evaluation is daunting at first but then almost always relieving and clarifying.  Do not let the stigma of seeing a psychologist deter you from seeking help today.

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