Elizabeth Jerison Terry, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist • Licensed Psychologist PSY 20657

Bridges to Success

Child and Adult Neuropsychological Assessments
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Pediatric Neuropsychologist: Brain Detective

As a clinical neuropsychologist, I assess both children and adults with a specialty in pediatric neuropsychological assessment. My psychotherapy practice draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Acceptance Commitment  Therapy (ACT).

The “neuro” in neuropsychologist refers to my use of knowledge about the brain to help understand thinking, behavior and feelings. I introduce myself to (especially younger) children as a “brain detective” whose job is to find out what kinds of things are easy for them and what is harder for them.

In both assessment and therapy my approach identifies barriers and
builds bridges to success.


  • Neurodiversity
  • Giftedness
  • Learning difficulties
  • Attentional problems
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Genetic anomalies
  • Autism
  • Unusual development

is not right!”

said Miss Clavel from the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans

Assess appropriate interventions and accommodations for:

  • standardized tests
  • school
  • work


  • Adult presentation of long-term neurological concerns initially evident in childhood
  • Learning disabilities
  • AD/HD
  • Autism
  • Emotional functioning

Assess appropriate interventions and accommodations for:

  • entrance exams
  • college
  • graduate school
  • law school
  • medical school
  • work

for Children, Teens and Adults

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Executive functioning
  • AD/HD
  • Learning disabilities
  • Head injury
  • Seizure disorders
  • Anger Management

If You Need Help Right now

If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, call:

  • 911 (medical)
  • 988 (psychiatric)

or go to the nearest emergency room.

If this is not an emergency, additional resources are listed on our Resources page.

Covid-Safe Practice

Office Visits

I have expanded my practice to provide psychotherapy at a convenient West Los Angeles location or via teletherapy.

My office is located in the Olympic/Sawtelle Little Tokyo neighborhood. (For those familiar with the area, the neon sealife mural is a block away.)

Considering assessment or therapy?

Call Dr. Terry at 310-454-3325 for a free initial consultation