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Minnesota Neuropsychology is a private practice led by Dr. Elizabeth Adams, with invaluable support from the stellar support team described here. Each member of the team is passionate about providing clear and objective data and clinical interpretation in a way that is meaningful to our clients. Clients are empowered and encouraged after spending the day here, thanks to the skill, cooperation, and authenticity of this high quality team. The psychometrists are meticulous in their standardized test administration and scoring procedures. This provides robust and reliable objective data from which clinical diagnosis and treatment plans can be developed. We look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Adams, PhD, LP, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychologist
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Ashley Isaia, PhD, LP

Neuropsychologist
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Alex Torgrimson, BA

Psychometrist, Administrative Assistant
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Kylie Sonnenburg, BA

Psychometrist, Administrative Assistant
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Emma Kielsa, BA

Psychometrist, Administrative Assistant
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Elizabeth Adams, PhD, LP, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Adams is a board-certified neuropsychologist with 14 years of professional experience. She specializes in providing assessments for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, gifted/talented, nonverbal learning disorder, and other learning differences. She has a solid foundation of clinical practice as well as a rich background of scientific knowledge and expertise. She brings creativity and engagement to the evaluation and communication of test findings. Clients appreciate her thoughtful listening and straightforward communication style. Referring providers appreciate her careful analysis of complex issues and her timely and concise written reports.

Dr. Adams' main vision for her work in neuropsychology is to help to identify each individual's unique strengths, in order to find his/her best path for the educational journey. This often involves specific accommodations, interventions, and enrichments.

Community Involvement and Professional Organizations

Dr. Adams is honored to be a part of these organizations:

  • Board member for Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota. This local organization is part of a national movement with a mission to a) raise awareness of dyslexia, b) provide resources to families and individuals with dyslexia, and c) implement legislative policy change.
  • Professional member of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented. Minnesota has one of the most active Gifted and Talented professional associations in the country. Dr. Adams is honored to be a professional member, participating in consultations, contributing as a speaker for parent meetings, and contributing to a vast array of resources to provide to her clients on topics such as gifted/talented and twice exceptional (2E).
  • Professional member of the International Dyslexia Association - Upper Midwest Branch.
  • Advisory Board Member for The Wildling, a Minneapolis-based non-profit youth mentor program that develops young voices and listeners, helping teens and tweens build confidence through storytelling.
  • Clinical practicum supervisor for the University of Minnesota’s Doctoral Psychology program, and as such maintains an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology. Minnesota Neuropsychology is a training site for PhD candidates in this program. Dr. Adams enjoys teaching, and she is passionate about providing excellent clinical supervision for the next generation of neuropsychologists. She hopes to pass along her love for the work, and the techniques she has found to be most helpful for children and families. Beyond just testing and scoring, Dr. Adams trains students in the conceptual, integrative, and intuitive aspects of the role of neuropsychologist.
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Education and Previous Professional Experience

Dr. Adams completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California, including clinical training at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and a 1-year residency in adult neuropsychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition, she completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Prior to founding Minnesota Neuropsychology, Dr. Adams practiced as a neuropsychologist for 12 years at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group, where she specialized in providing cognitive assessments for children and adolescents with seizure disorders.

Ashley Isaia, PhD, LP

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Isaia is a pediatric neuropsychologist with specialized training in the evaluation of children, adolescent, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, neurological disorders, medical disorders with central nervous system effects, academic and learning challenges, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Dr. Isaia is passionate about building lasting and meaningful partnerships with youth and families. She approaches each evaluation with care and sensitivity to the developmental, family, and cultural contexts of her patients and their families. She aims to help identify and harness an individual’s unique strengths, and to empower youth to be their own best advocates. She is deeply committed to delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care using evidence-based practices.

Education and Previous Professional Experience

Dr. Isaia completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), which included extensive training in clinical assessment and intervention. There, she engaged in child and family-focused research in clinical, community, and primary care settings, with a focus on the parent-child relationship. She subsequently completed a 1-year pre-doctoral internship and a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, an Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) member training program.

Community Involvement and Professional Organizations

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Isaia has been actively involved in research and outreach initiatives to promote family wellness and resilience in various pediatric populations. At present, she is co-leading a workgroup whose primary goal is to create a family wellness toolkit to support individuals and families coping with a diagnosis of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a rare neurodegenerative disease that can be fatal or life-altering without early intervention. This project, developed in collaboration with a nonprofit organization, ALD Alliance, is focused on addressing aspects of family functioning, caregiver burden, and family wellbeing related to the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of ALD.

Alex Torgrimson, BA

Psychometrist, Administrative Assistant

Alex holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hamline University. She also holds a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and has past work experience as a Writing Tutor and Employment Consultant.

Alex’s roles at Minnesota Neuropsychology include psychometrist and administrative assistant. She is also involved in the ongoing development and conceptualization of the upcoming creative projects within Minnesota Neuropsychology.

Kylie Sonnenburg, BA

Psychometrist, Administrative Assistant

Kylie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Integrative Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. She has past work experience as a Psychometrist and Academic Tutor.

Kylie’s roles at Minnesota Neuropsychology include psychometrist and administrative assistant. She is also involved in the ongoing development and conceptualization of the upcoming creative projects within Minnesota Neuropsychology.

Emma Kielsa, BA

Psychometrist, Administrative Assistant

Emma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Mathematics with a concentration in Neuroscience from St. Olaf. She has past work experience as a Research Intern and Figure Skating Coach.

Emma’s roles at Minnesota Neuropsychology include psychometrist and administrative assistant. She is also involved in the ongoing development and conceptualization of the upcoming creative projects within Minnesota Neuropsychology.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

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