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What We Do

Mission Statement

Athens Neuropsychology & Counseling's (ANC) goal is to perform competent, caring and effective neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational/academic evaluations to answer even complex referral questions and provide useful treatment recommendations that optimize functioning and enhance well-being.

Athens Neuropsychology's Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Matt Butryn, Ph.D.

Who is a Clinical Neuropsychologist?

Clinical Neuropsychology is a specialty profession that evaluates brain functioning through objective testing to determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and weakness.  The resulting pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used to assist in clarifying diagnosis and treatment planning to help you function optimally.

A Clinical Neuropsychologist should have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology. A strong background in neuropathology, cognitive psychology, and in clinical psychology is necessary per standard guidelines of Division 40; Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association.

(APA Description of Clinical Neuropsychology)

Why Choose Athens Neuropsychology & Counseling?

The clinical neuropsychologist at ANC, Dr. Matt Butryn, has the requisite background training and knowledge as outlined above.  In addition, Dr. Butryn is a member of several professional associations, chair of the Allied Health Professionals Credentialing Committee at St. Mary's Hospital (Athens, GA), and consultant to the University of Georgia Athletic Association. He is a consulting neuropsychologist for St. Mary's Hospital and its Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. His Internship was at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, followed by a Residency at the Tampa VA Medical Center and Moffitt Cancer Center, and finally a Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Fellowship with Dr. Ernie Taylor. 


Potential Reasons People are Referred to a Neuropsychologist

  • To identify strengths and weaknesses in your cognitive functioning.

  • To assess changes in your functioning over time and target possible reasons.

  • You have had a head injury, stroke, or other traumatic event and are still having difficulties in thinking.

  • Academic, educational, and learning problems.

Why Have I Been Referred for a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Neuropsychological evaluations are requested in order to assist your physician in understanding how the various areas/systems of your brain are functioning.  Testing is recommended when there are symptoms or complaints involving your thinking abilities, such as changes in concentration, memory, organization, reasoning, language, perception, coordination, as well as changes in behavior, mood and personality.


Neuropsychological testing can help determine what may be interfering with your daily functioning in order to set up personalized treatment recommendations to enhance your quality of life.

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