Dr. Alicia L. Venus, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Areas of focus: Neuropsychological assessment of adults (ages 18 and older)

Dr. Alicia Venus is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a specialization in neuropsychology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in biological sciences (neurobiology and behavior), from Cornell University. She earned her doctoral degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she worked with patients across the developmental lifespan (children, adults, older adults). Her research and clinical interests in graduate school included the investigation of neuropsychological impairments following damage to the brain. Among her many accomplishments, she was awarded the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40) Dissertation Award for her research on the relationships between serum biomarkers and three-month outcomes following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Following her graduate studies, Dr. Venus completed her pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at The VA Boston Healthcare System and her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at The Harvard Partners Consortium (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital). She has co-authored numerous professional journal articles and book reviews.

Within the Moore Counseling Center, Dr. Venus conducts neurocognitive evaluations of adults with a wide variety of medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders, including stroke syndromes, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, frontotemporal dementia), TBI, epilepsy and seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, cancer, toxic/metabolic disorders, Turner syndrome, chronic medical conditions, substance abuse, mood disorders, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These evaluations provide in-depth information regarding cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning in order to establish a diagnosis and inform treatment. She tailors each evaluation to her patient’s individual needs and strives to help patients and family members understand their cognitive limitations and ways to improve their quality of life. She welcomes referrals from a wide range of medical specialties, including neurology, geropsychology, oncology, and primary care. She is board certified in neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) and she is licensed in Oklahoma and Massachusetts.