Dr. April Abrego, PsyD, LP, LPC
Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Vocational Evaluator
Dr. Abrego is a pediatric neuropsychologist and vocational evaluator who works with children, teens, and young adults on various issues related to their developmental, emotional, and cognitive functioning.
Dr. Abrego provides thorough neuropsychological evaluations and counseling to children and adolescents who have an acquired brain disorder, genetic, neurodevelopmental, or congenital disorder, such as traumatic brain injury, strokes, and concussions, along with hematology/oncology conditions, or the effects of chemotherapy, learning disorders, ADHD, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, Tourette’s and tics.
Dr. Abrego specializes in the integration of neuropsychological assessments and educational planning of cognitive and behavioral changes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Abrego also offers detailed feedback sessions with the client and their families to inform them of their loved one’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, emotional factors, and diagnostic analysis. The goal of this feedback session is to provide parents and teachers with concrete recommendations on ways to eliminate or manage some of the problems that can influence a person’s school, home, and/or social functioning. She believes that a comprehensive evaluation can help parents, teachers, and others in the child’s or adolescent’s life better understand how their brains function with the goal of developing strategies that will support their child’s learning and development.
Dr. Abrego received her doctorate (Psy.D.) in counseling psychology with a specialization from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in 2020. During her doctoral program, Dr. Abrego’s trainings included practicums at Methodist Children’s Hospital in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Center for Miracles, a clinic focused on assessment of suspected child abuse, The Guardian House, Haven for Hope Psychological Assessment Clinic, OLLU’s Community Counseling Service, and Nurse Family Partnership as an in-home therapist for new mothers. She then completed her APA-accredited internship training at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with training focused on Pediatric Psychology Consultation and Neuropsychology at the Deafness Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic (2020) in Baltimore, Maryland.