Dr. Elyssa Scharaga, PhD (she/her) is a Co-Director and Clinical Neuropsychologist at The Center for Cognitive Health (CCH) at BSSNY. She conducts neuropsychological evaluations and her clinical focus is in traumatic brain injuries, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, and movement disorders. To help treat cognitive concerns, she conducts cognitive remediation and executive functioning coaching. She also provides evidence-based psychotherapy for several issues, including adjustment to chronic medical/neurological conditions and caregiver stress.
In addition to clinical care, her research interests are in cognitive issues related to aging, cardiovascular diseases, infectious disease, and chronic pain. She is involved in local and international psychology organizations and is on the executive board of the Queer Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Scharaga completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and a predoctoral psychology internship at the Northport VAMC, with a concentration in neuropsychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, and undergraduate degree from the George Washington University.