Rebecca Lesser Allen, PsyD
Rebecca Lesser Allen is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, who works collaboratively and therapeutically with individuals across the lifespan who are looking to better understand the ways they think, feel, and learn. She utilizes neuropsychological and psychological assessment as a medium to help individuals move deeper into their own self-understanding and use that knowledge to enrich their lives.
Dr. Lesser Allen earned her undergraduate degree in American Studies and film at Barnard College of Columbia University. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at William James College, where her research focused on the development of early intervention strategies for adolescents who are at clinical high risk for psychosis. After graduate school, she completed an internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Yale School of Medicine, where she focused on trauma-informed psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of individuals with severe mental illness and exposure to myriad adverse childhood experiences. Her two-year postdoctoral fellowship training was in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Over the last seven years, she has worked extensively in the areas of social cognition, psychosis, mood and emotion regulation, complex developmental trauma, borderline personality disorder, learning and neurodevelopmental disorders, and neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury. She also has an interest in working with children and young adults struggling with somatic symptom and conversion disorders.