Adult Neuropsychological Evaluation Service

Columbia Psychiatry’s Adult Neuropsychological Evaluation Service uses the latest evidence-based assessments to determine whether possible cognitive and behavioral changes are related to a neurodegenerative condition, psychiatric disorder (e.g., depression), or another brain disease or treatment.

A thorough assessment is key to making the correct diagnosis and developing the most effective personalized treatment plan tailored to each person’s unique needs, including recommendations for treatments and follow-up care.

About the Program

The evaluation consists of an intake, 1-2 testing appointments, and a feedback session.

Neurocognitive domains assessed may include intelligence, attention, executive functioning (e.g., abstract reasoning, problem solving, set-shifting/cognitive flexibility), learning/memory, language, and visuospatial processing, as well as mood state and personality style.

In addition, for individuals who may have had previous neuropsychological testing, re-evaluation can be helpful in measuring any changes in cognitive/behavioral functioning that may have occurred over time. For example, follow-up testing can help identify the rate of decline in a progressive dementia or improvement associated with treatment.

Conditions We Evaluate

  • Neurological conditions (e.g., epilepsy, TBI, stroke)
  • Cancers that affect the brain directly or as a result of treatment (e.g., radiation, chemotherapy)
  • Neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., dementia)
  • Movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease)
  • Individuals being considered for an organ transplant (e.g., heart, lung, kidney); to determine risk factors that may complicate their candidacy
  • Psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Substance abuse

Accepted Insurance 

  • Columbia University Employee UHC Plan


Call the intake line (212-305-6001) and follow the prompts for services for adults, specialized services, and then select the Adult Neuropsychological Evaluation Service.

Our Team

Taylor A. Liberta, PhD