Amanda D. Ball, Psy.D is a clinical neuropsychologist and a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. She obtained her master’s and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg, Illinois. Dr. Ball received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and graduated with honors. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Otis R. Bowen Center in northwestern Indiana.
Dr. Ball specializes in psychological and neuropsychological assessment for various conditions and issues including traumatic brain injury, concussion, dementia, mood disorders, sensory processing disorder, learning disabilities, return to work evaluations, ADHD and psychotic disorders. Dr. Ball completes assessment with the aim of effective treatment planning, differential diagnosis, appropriate care and/or placement planning along with collaboration with physicians and other treatment team members to meet the needs of the patient and their family.
Dr. Ball has a range of experience in therapy and assessment including work with severely mentally ill, children in foster care, geriatric and child cognitive assessment, victims of abuse and trauma, marriage/couples counseling and family therapy. Dr. Ball utilizes an integrative and evidenced based approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of the patient. Her primary focus and training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In marriage counseling and couples therapy Dr. Ball utilizes primarily an Emotion Focused approach.
Other specific areas of interest in treatment and research for Dr. Ball include impulse control disorders such as trichotillomania (hair-pulling), childhood and adolescent onset schizophrenia, ADHD and childhood trauma.