Dr. Rachel Leary, Psychologist
Dr. Rachel Leary is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Neuropsychological + Neurodevelopmental Testing at Riser+Tread. Dr. Leary evaluates children for a variety of developmental and psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and depression/anxiety. She also specializes in working with gifted and twice exceptional students to help families understand their child’s learning profile in order to consider best educational settings.
Dr. Leary believes that assessment can offer a variety of benefits to children and families. Understanding a child’s learning profile can help families identify learning goals, create plans to help support areas of relative strength/weakness and develop strategies to maximize a student’s potential. People learn in all different ways and identifying these profiles early on can help families effectively tailor an education plan to their child’s unique learning needs.
Prior to joining Riser+Tread, Dr. Leary maintained a private practice in Concord, Massachusetts, where she completed these same evaluations for children, families and school districts. In addition to the private practice, Dr. Leary worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for 6 years. In this capacity, she completed neurodevelopmental testing to help identify underlying developmental disorders and support children in finding academic, social and emotional stability + success. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital completing similar comprehensive assessments.