Brenner Brain Health Program

Memory and Neurocognitive Assessments

The Brenner Center at William James College provides comprehensive evaluations for adults who are struggling with issues of memory and concentration, or who are experiencing unsettling changes in values, beliefs, or behavior.

Our experts will clarify your individual experience and identify potential neurocognitive causes of concern, including diagnosis and prognosis.

Changes in memory are common as we age—some changes are expected and merely represent normal aging; however, some changes are not part of our expected development and may indicate important health concerns.

For older adults concerned about their memory, or who are experiencing unsettling changes in their lives, the Brenner Assessment Center offers wide-ranging assessment of memory, personality, and aging.

Assessments provided by our Memory Clinic help determine whether your experience is average and expected, or whether unexpected changes in your abilities or behavior may be occurring. Our assessments help pinpoint where you may be experiencing troubles and what these difficulties may mean.


SageMind

SageMind is a state-of-the-art cognitive health program designed to sustain and enhance memory and thinking as we age. Serving middle-aged and older adults, SageMind is based on the latest neurological, physical, and cognitive health research. We bring 21st century science into a focused program for optimizing memory and thinking. This program offers a individualized plan for you, as well as two individual coaching sessions.

Learn More About SageMind Here


COVID Clinic

Have you been struggling with brain fog, memory issues, word retrieval issues, poor concentration/focus, or other neurocognitive issues since being diagnosed with COVID?  Research suggests that some people experience lingering effects from the virus (e.g. long-COVID). Our psychologists and neuropsychologists are well-versed in the COVID literature and can provide an assessment designed to identify areas of functioning that have been impacted. We can also provide you with a serial assessment to track your progress over time. 


Adult ADHD Clinic

Many adults question whether their difficulties concentrating, completing tasks efficiently, managing their time, and remaining organized are due to ADHD. We know that not all children with ADHD are identified or correctly diagnosed. As a result, many adults continue to experience symptoms without knowing the reason for their struggles. If you believe that you might have ADHD or want to know whether you would qualify for accommodations at school or work, we can help. Our clinicians are well-versed in ADHD and will be able to provide a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify the presence of ADHD in an adult.  


Brain Health Groups and Individual Coaching

Adult Executive Coaching: We offer six to eight week executive functioning groups focused on improving efficiency, organization, learning, cognitive flexibility, and planning skills. Learn how to work more efficiently, be effective, prioritize tasks, and cope with stress. 

Adolescent Executive Functioning Groups: We offer six to eight week executive functioning groups focused on improving efficiency, organization, learning, cognitive flexibility, and planning skills. Learn how to study more efficiently, be effective, prioritize tasks, and cope with stress. 

Mindfulness Groups: We offer six to eight week groups on mindfulness and coping skills for managing stress and anxiety.

Memory Groups: We offer six to eight week groups for those newly diagnosed with MCI focused on processing the diagnosis and improvig daily functioning.

Caregiver Groups: We offer six to eight week groups for those caring for someone with a memory impairment.

Individual Executive Coaching Sessions: We offer individual coaching sessions for $150 per session.


Payment Options

Our specialized neuropsychological evaluations are offered in two ways: on a self-pay basis, or through insurance coverage. We accept the following insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon: Fallon Health, BMC Healthnet, Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Together
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
  • Medicare

Our self-pay fee for a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and report (with feedback session) is $3,000.

Our self-pay fee for a memory evaluation is $2,000.

Our self-pay fee for a COVID evaluation is $2,000.

Our fee for individual executive coaching sessions is $150.

Please call our intake department to get the rates and availability of our groups.

We can provide an itemized invoice documenting your payment, for you to submit to your insurance if you wish to seek reimbursement from your insurer; however, if you chose to pay privately, please know that you cannot be reimbursed by a plan that we otherwise accept. 

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