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About us

Who we are

At Neuro Assessment Services, PLLC, we specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation of both adults and older adults.  We provide evidence-based assessments, supported by the latest research in neuroscience and psychology. 

With nearly 30 years of combined experience, Drs. Pamela Cook and Kirsten Mitchell are the co-founders of NAS.  Our mission is to work with individuals and families to empower them with knowledge about their cognitive and psychological functioning.

We provide individuals and families with education and support, along with a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses related to their cognitive functioning.  We use the assessment findings to collaborate with the referring provider to ensure that the individual’s care is optimized, and that interventions and recommendations guide appropriate treatment. 

Dr. Pam Cook

Dr. Pamela Cook attained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Trinity Christian College and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Midwestern University in Clinical Psychology.  Her training experiences have included working in acute and long-term psychiatric mental health facilities, a residential treatment program, and a community hospital. Dr. Cook views neuropsychology as a way for individuals and families to better understand how the brain impacts behavior, and when there are changes in the way a loved one is functioning, identifying the cause and how to improve, maintain or manage those changes. 
Dr. Cook specializes in neuropsychological assessments for movement disorders, specifically Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia, additional neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s dementia, vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia and other health related cognitive changes.

Dr. Kirsten Mitchell

Dr. Kirsten Mitchell is from the South Suburbs of Chicago and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Valparaiso University, Indiana, her Master of Arts degree at St. Xavier University, Chicago, and her Doctor of Psychology at Roosevelt University, Chicago.  Dr. Mitchell has studied and trained in Neuropsychology at major university medical centers, community hospitals and private practices.  She has taught psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level and has been the director of training for a hospital-based psychology training program.  With strong leadership and clinical skills, Dr. Mitchell has co-founded NAS to provide thorough evaluations and to address all aspects of the most complex cases, ultimately communicating the findings in language that is clear, concise, and understandable. Dr. Mitchell approaches all cases with compassion, having a strong history of dementia in her own family.  Dr. Mitchell knows how it feels to both give and receive tough conversations and to assist individuals and families in achieving the best understanding of all information available.  Dr. Mitchell specializes in Neuropsychological assessment of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, brain injury, and stroke.

Sarah Lamie

Sarah Lamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of healthcare for 20 years providing services to diverse populations across all age groups.  She has a passion for providing individual and family services through a holistic person-centered approach in a supportive and comfortable environment.  Sarah earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Olivet Nazarene University, her Master of Social Work from Governors State University, and holds a Certification as a Dementia Care Specialist. Her professional experience has afforded her the opportunity to provide services to her patients in their personal settings including long-term care, assisted livings, outpatient clinics, and inpatient community hospitals. Sarah also has served as Adjunct Professor at the undergraduate level, and as a program developer for specialty units providing Memory Care. Focusing her practice within healthcare and mental health services has driven a passion for treating each patient as an individual. Maximizing a person’s quality of life through therapeutic engagement, collaboration, resources, and education is of the utmost importance.