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Marvelous Minds inc 600

Family Behavioral Health Center
Empowering Families

Marvelous Minds inc 600

Family Behavioral Health Center
Empowering Families

Neuropsychologist Glen Ellyn

Dr. Kymberly Larson

My passion for helping others has led me to create a family behavioral health center that encompasses a multitude of therapeutic services housed under one roof. This way, the time saved driving from service to service, can be spent on  family fun and togetherness!

Welcome to
Marvelous Minds

Glen Ellyn’s Family Behavioral Health Center – Proudly Helping Families, Children, Adolescents, Teens, Young Adults, Parents, & Caregivers.  
Neuropsychologist, Dr. Kym Larson is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology and founder of Marvelous Minds, a Glen Ellyn, Illinois based family behaviorial health center.    Dr. Larson and her team of specialists help families, children, adolescents, and young adults navigate psychological, emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties. When one family member needs support, the entire household often needs support as well. Marvelous Minds is here for your entire family. 
 
Marvelous Minds currently offers Neuropsychological, Psychological, and Psychoeducational Evaluations, Individual Therapy for children, teens, and adults, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy, Parent Training, and more. 
 
Our highly trained clinicians offer an array of modalities to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, poor self-esteem, social-emotional issues, attention and executive function deficits, parenting difficulties, and a variety of other behavioral health symptoms.
 

What is a neuropsychological evaluation? 

A neuropsychological evaluation is a very thorough assessment of a brain’s strengths and weaknesses. The goal is to capture what the brain can and cannot do, in order to best treat and provide recommendations for the patient and their family. The recommendations are used to maintain strengths and improve weaknesses.

It is necessary to look at many factors in order to conceptualize a person’s strengths and weaknesses and determine whether any diagnostic criteria is met. Pediatric neuropsychologists analyze information gained during the hour-long clinical intake with caregivers (and the patient themselves, depending on their age), test results, behavioral observations, and responses on self, parent, and teacher questionnaires. These “puzzle pieces” are put together to create a comprehensive picture of what the patient is experiencing.

Neuropsychological testing lasts anywhere from 4-8 hours and can be conducted across several days of testing depending on scheduling conflicts, presenting concerns, and age. Testing data includes intelligence/cognitive skills, academic achievement, language, memory, attention and executive functioning (i.e., simple attention, sustained attention, inhibition, cognitive flexibility and problem solving, planning and organization, multitasking, etc.), and personality or behavioral, social, and emotional functioning. Referrals vary, but can include anxiety, depression, anger or other behavior concerns, ADHD, learning disorders, and traumatic brain injuries.

Neuropsychological evaluations can be helpful to tease apart what is the origin of a patient’s presenting concerns as many diagnoses present similarly, but treatment recommendations are vastly different. Understanding the cause behind a child’s difficulties and developing appropriate treatment recommendations helps to provide the support and space a patient and their family requires to gain a better and deeper understanding of the child and their needs. Lastly, testing will help guide patients and their family in navigating what services (i.e., academic accommodations, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.) are needed to help the patient become their best, most successful self.

Marvelous Methods

  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Psychoeducational Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Executive Function Program for Teens
  • Summer groups, seminars, and camps
  • Educational Coaching
  • Section 504 & IEP Consultation
  • School Observations
  • Skills-training Groups
  • Parenting Programs
  • Perinatal Mental Health Counseling
  • Coaching

Address:

Marvelous Minds, Inc.
420 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite #101
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 474-4353
fax (630) 790-8898

Office Hours:

Mon: 9 AM – 9 PM
Tue:  9 AM – 9 PM
Wed: 9 AM – 9 PM
Thu: 9 AM – 9 PM
Fri:  9 AM – 7 PM
Sat:  9 AM – 6 PM
Sun: Closed