ABOUT THE CLINICIANS

Dr. Natalie Poursohrab-Wager

Dr. Natalie Poursohrab-Wager (CA License #PSY29282) is a child and adolescent licensed psychologist who specializes in pediatric psychoeducational, psychological, and neuropsychological assessments. 

 

Dr. Natalie has dedicated her work specific to the pediatric population.  She has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings conducting assessments and evidenced based treatments.  Her training includes Stanford's Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research, Kaiser Neurorehabilitation, Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center, and Morrissey-Compton Educational Center. She has a specific focus on educational outcomes and helping students achieve their potential.

 

 

Aside from conducting comprehensive evaluations at Mindboost, she is also a staff psychologist at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics department where she evaluates children as young as one year. Her specialization is in neurodevelopmental differences such as learning disabilities, autism spectrum, developmental delays, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She also enjoys working with students who present with performance based barriers (e.g., anxiety). 

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • APA Division 53: Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

  • APA Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology

  • American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology

  • Santa Clara County Psychological Association

 

 

Dr. John Wager

Dr. John Wager (CA License # PSY23086) is a clinical neuropsychologist who works with individuals of all ages who present with a variety of cognitive barriers.  

 

Dr. Wager has helped many individuals maximize their functional life, school, and career roles. His experience includes working within medical settings for 17 years as an occupational therapist and clinical neuropsychologist. Maximizing function through rehabilitation has been his specialty by employing a biopsychosocial model of wellness rooted in brain–behavior components. 

 

He has worked with individuals who have experienced cognitive difficulties from developmental, neurologic, biological, behavioral, and learning challenges of all ages.  This has allowed Dr. Wager to integrate a dynamic set of functional variables to maximize healthy outcomes.  Dr. Wager has worked with individuals across the lifespan, which allows him to work from a developmental perspective.  For children and adolescents, he can assist them and their caretakers to prepare for the rigors and demands of adulthood and how they can best intervene early to succeed. For adults and older adults, he supports the individual's process in rehabilitation and helps utilize their cognitive 

strengths to assist with and overcome challenges they are faced with.

 

Dr. Wager has gained clinical expertise at KidSpace Therapy, Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, and served on the medical school faculty and was the Director of Neuropsychological Services at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Professional Affiliations:

  • APA Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF)

  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)

 

 

Priority is to maintain involvement in the latest research and developments for the most up to date assessments and evidence based recommendation/treatment options.  Due to Mindboost's dedication in research and education, the clinicians frequently attend local and national conferences.