Dr. Jennifer Sumner, PHD

Dr. Jennifer Sumner, PHD

Neuropsychology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. Jennifer Sumner, PHD is a neuropsychologist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Brigham Young University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in 2006 and specializes in neuropsychology, cognitive & behavioral psychology, and more.Read her story

4180 La Jolla Village Dr Ste 240

La Jolla, CA 92037

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(866) 277-2659

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Dr. Sumner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sumner "I earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in neuropsychology. I then completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship from UC San Diego. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have survived a number of neurological injuries including tumors, stroke, dementia, neurodevelopmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury. At Kaizen Brain Center, I specialize in the treatment of these disorders through cognitive rehabilitation. Cognitive rehabilitation is a treatment process for individuals whose thinking skills have been compromised due to brain injury. It's a fascinating process. In a way, I get to be a detective that searches for clues that help solve cognitive problems. I like the process of connecting pieces, finding insight, and empowering the patient. It's really about discovery. Discovering how each patient uniquely responds to his or her injury and discovering how best they can recover. It's different for every single person. My job is to gather all the patient's reports and medical records, review them, and then educate the patient on his or her cognitive strengths and weaknesses. From these findings, the patient, the family, and I create and implement a plan that uses the patient's strengths to compensate for his or her weaknesses. We sometimes call this strategy training because we use environmental, internal, and external strategies to resolve problems that the patient faces in everyday living. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sumner "At Kaizen Brain Center, we try to simplify the management of brain injury. That's one of the best gifts you can give someone with this type of injury.  Nothing is simple for patients experiencing post-concussive symptoms.  Daily headaches, problems concentrating, or struggles with decision making can all get in the way of simple daily routines, routines that may seem effortless to most of us.  When confronted with the management of a serious medical condition patients often become overwhelmed and stall. Our goal is to streamline the process of medical care so that needed services are all under one room with one integrated team. "

3  Specialties

  • Neuropsychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sumner does not have any board certifications listed.

13  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Brigham Young University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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