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Our Physicians

At the Center for Neurosciences, we work as a team across specialties to provide the most caring and comprehensive approach to treatment.

Vanessa Staples, PhD

Dr. Staples earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at The Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University in California. She completed her Internship at the Austin VA and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at O’Grady Wellbeing in Walnut Creek, California while also working at the Depression Research Clinic at Stanford University.

Dr. Staples is a member of the American Psychological Association in Clinical Neuropsychology. She performs neuropsychological evaluations for children and adults, including cognitive, personality, academic, and mood assessments. She has also worked with NFL-funded clinical research on the effects of concussion on long-term mental health and cognition. Dr. Staples joined the Center for Neurosciences in 2018.

  • Specialty: Neuropsychology
  • Special Areas of Expertise: Concussion, Depression, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia