I'm Kim Thompson. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and am Board Certified in School Neuropsychology and specialize in identifying, celebrating, and supporting neurodiversity.
I conduct psychological and neuropsychological assessments for people of kindergarten age through adulthood to diagnose and inform the treatment of:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gifted & Talented and Twice Exceptional (2E, GATE)
I work closely with you to provide the support you need — whether it be identifying and recommending workplace or educational accommodations (like IEP or 504 plans) or executive functioning coaching. I create organization, planning, and time management programs customized for you. Parents need support too: I help you identify and implement management systems that will bring relief to difficult and challenging situations at home.
I work virtually and in-person (proof of vaccination required) and am licensed in California, Hawaii, and New York. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
I became interested in ADHD and neurodiversity when my daughter received an ADHD diagnosis. I quickly discovered that even with my clinical training, I was unprepared to advocate for her in the public school system, and felt confused wading through all the bureaucracy and red tape that getting accommodations like 504 plans or an Individual Education Program (IEP) involve. I also didn't have the practical tools I needed to help her (or me!) manage her symptoms on a day-to-day basis. I realized that I could use the years of experience and knowledge I've gained through this process to help others. In addition to my PhD, I have also completed additional training and certification in ADHD-specific and other neurodiversity content.
I have a punk musician and activist background: my philosophy involves kicking down barriers to accessing high quality psychological testing. School success and an even academic playing field are fundamental human rights and it’s not fair that people with ADHD and other psychological challenges suffer from not being identified or supported.
In my spare time I hike around the Bay Area, volunteer at animal shelters, am learning to surf in both Pacifica/Ocean Beach and Waikiki, and enjoy seeing live music (despite having traded an extensive vinyl collection for a more portable Spotify account). Pre-Covid I was an avid global traveler and I look forward to being able to return to some of my favorite places like the Faroe Islands, Amsterdam, and Buenos Aires and to explore new countries and cities.