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Clinical Neuropsychologist


Elise Bradley, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in California. Prior to establishing her practice, she served eight years on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), in Nashville, TN, as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology. At VUMC, she provided comprehensive assessments of adults to assess cognition in a wide variety of neurological conditions. Her clinical work focused on movement disorders and other neurodegenerative conditions, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD. Dr. Bradley also taught and mentored masters and doctoral level students in the VUMC Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Division, and she has served as a consulting psychologist in the diagnostic center at an independent school specifically designed to honor learning differences in children in grades K through 12.


Her dissertation focused on assessment of ADHD in adults and she is passionate about working with individuals who have had long-standing difficulties with inattention and disorganization. She is especially motivated to work with young adults who have wondered for a long time whether their struggles in relationships, school, the workplace, and at home may be associated with neurodiverse patterns of thinking and behavior.

Dr. Bradley is a member of esteemed professional organizations in neuropsychology and she remains engaged in the neurology department at VUMC as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology.

Dr. Bradley accepts referrals to assess numerous conditions including neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, traumatic brain injury and concussion, hormonal imbalance, multiple sclerosis, capacity assessment, Covid-19 cognitive sequelae, and more.  She is particular passional about exploring questions pertaining to neurodiversity.

The goal for all her clients is to provide the strategies to set them on a trajectory to success, so they can see and feel an improvement in their quality of life.

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