Silver Linings Neurobehavioral Diagnostics provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for adults and geriatrics (ages 18+).
Neuropsychological evaluations are useful in understanding brain functioning and determining when difficulties in thinking, social-emotional functioning, behavioral regulation, and activities in daily living are due to an underlying neurological and/or psychological condition. By identifying patterns in thinking and understanding the cause of symptoms, a more direct treatment plan can be developed.
A neuropsychological evaluation assesses cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning and can identify the following diagnoses:
- Neurocognitive Disorder due to a General Medical/Neurological Condition or Neurological Insult such as a Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke
- Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Adult Learning Difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Intellectual Disability
- Anxiety and Anxiety-Related Disorders
- Depression and Other Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Adjustment Disorder/Situational Stress
Neuropsychological evaluations are often recommended by primary care physicians and specialists (e.g., neurologist, psychiatrist, therapist) to assist with the differential diagnosis and treatment planning.
Some common reasons individuals request an evaluation include:
-Trouble paying attention
-Difficulty completing tasks at home, work, or school
-Changes in mood or personality
-Sadness or anxiety
- Difficulties with Activities of Daily Living
- Difficulties with Decision-Making
A free 15-minute phone or telehealth consultation is available to determine if a neuropsychological evaluation is right for you. During the consultation, the doctor will explain the process.
Silver Linings Neurobehavioral Diagnostics understands that
neuropsychological evaluations can be intimidating. It is very important to the doctor that your experience is treated with optimism, compassion, and patience. In this small practice setting, you will have the opportunity to feel heard and understood without feeling rushed. The doctor will take time to ensure that you understand the results and treatment recommendations.
About Dr. Christina Vocos
Dr. Christina Vocos is a clinical neuropsychologist. She graduated with her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D) with a specialty in Neuropsychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2012. Throughout her graduate education, she completed clinical training in a variety of settings including Elgin Mental Health Center’s Forensic Treatment Program, Hines VA Hospital, University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medicine Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, Northshore University Health System-Glenbrook Hospital’s Memory Care Program, Northshore University Health System- Highland Park Hospital’s Young Adult Inpatient Care, and Hartgrove Hospital’s Inpatient Care. Following achievement of her doctoral degree, she completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at Thomson Memory & Attention where she remained on staff as a clinical neuropsychologist and supervisor for an additional 8 years.
Dr. Vocos has over 10 years experience providing extensive neuropsychological evaluations across the lifespan. Her past experience working with children and adolescents allows her to identify potential conditions from early development that may contribute to current difficulties during adulthood.
How do I start my appointment?
You may request an online appointment or complete the ‘Contact’ form found at the top of this page. You may also leave a voicemail with your contact information at 224-522-8049.
Please note that voicemails are returned within 24 hours between 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.
All testing sessions are completed in-person.
Clinical interviews, review of results, and follow-up sessions/therapeutic interventions are available at the Crystal Lake office or via telehealth.
Options for in-home evaluations are available for older adults and/or disabled adults who present with mobility and transportation issues.
Silver Linings Neurobehavioral Diagnostics
Christina J. Vocos PsyD, PC