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Last week we welcomed Drs. Crowe, Tecce, and Khaira to the clinical team at CPA. This week we are thrilled to introduce two more clinicians who are providing services at our new Newton-Wellesley office: Gretchen Schoenfield, Ph.D. and Anna Cassel, Ph.D.
Dr. Schoenfield is a clinical neuropsychologist who provides neuropsychological evaluation of adults with neurological, medical, and other cognitive concerns. She has expertise in the assessment of dementia, brain injury, stroke and vascular disease, movement disorders, epilepsy, demyelinating disease, ADHD and learning disorders, and cognitive and emotional effects of industrial injury. She also has specialized training in pre-surgical evaluation for deep brain stimulation.
Dr. Schoenfield conducts comprehensive assessments of cognitive, psychological and academic functioning. Drawing from multiple sources of information, she collaborates with clients to help them understand their strengths and vulnerabilities with the goal of optimizing daily functioning and quality of life. She provides clients with detailed feedback about test results, diagnostic impressions, and individualized functional recommendations.
Dr. Schoenfield received her doctoral degree in school psychology with a neuropsychology specialization from the University of Arizona. She completed a clinical psychology internship with the Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium with La Frontera Arizona and a specialized two-year clinical neuropsychology fellowship through the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium at Neuropsychology Ltd./HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson. Prior to joining CPA, Dr. Schoenfield worked as a neuropsychologist, rehabilitation psychologist, and clinical supervisor at the Center for Neurosciences in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Schoenfield offers neuropsychological evaluations in our Newton-Wellesley office.
Dr. Cassel is a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist who specializes in health psychology and behavioral medicine, with a particular emphasis in helping clients with chronic pain conditions. In addition, she works with clients coping with a variety of health concerns, including: obesity, weight management, smoking cessation, diabetes, insomnia, infectious diseases, and degenerative medical conditions. Dr. Cassel also works with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety. She uses a holistic and collaborative approach to psychotherapy, with an emphasis on using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and biofeedback techniques. Dr. Cassel strives to develop a supportive environment in which clients can become empowered by learning techniques that will help them better cope with their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Cassel returns to CPA where she saw clients in our Newton Corner office for three years before leaving to help develop primary care mental health integration services at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this role, she served as a consultant for primary care providers, saw primary care patients for a short-term solution focused treatment, and supervised therapists at 11 CHA primary care sites.
Dr. Cassel completed her doctoral training at the University of Maine, and completed internship training at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. While on internship, she specialized in working with health populations, with a secondary specialization in treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Her post-doctoral residency was completed at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in primary care mental health integration. Since her residency, she has continued to gain invaluable experience in helping clients to cope with both their physical health and mental health concerns in various settings. Dr. Cassel offers psychotherapy and behavioral medicine services in our Newton-Wellesley location.
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