Dr. Weiss specializes in neuropsychological assessments for middle and high school students and also tests young adults for ADD/ADHD and various other focusing/concentration difficulties. In addition, she works with teens and adults with concussion histories as well as personal injury cases. She has completed over 3500 assessments, leading to 99% success rate in obtaining test accommodations and a 99.6% win rate in court cases utilizing her findings. She prides herself on being warm and caring, creating a positive relationship with each client, and tailoring her assessments in every case for maximum success.
Dr. Weiss was born and raised in Sausalito, attending Marin Country Day School and Tam High. One of her formative experiences was a gap period prior to enrolling at UC Berkeley, during which she traveled for 18 months through Greece, Turkey, Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. She learned Hindi and Urdu, which inspired her to major in South Asian Languages, and currently offers services in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hindi, and Urdu.
After graduating from UC Berkeley, Dr. Weiss spent several years working in translation, including with the FBI, and then entered graduate school, earning her Ph.D. in Neuropsychology in 1999 from Palo Alto University. Dr. Weiss studied under Drs. Amy Wisniewski, Michael Shore and Phil Erdberg, all experts in neuropsychological testing. She later spent a total of 15 years, including pre- and post-doctoral training, at McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute for Adolescents at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco.
Dr. Weiss leads a rich and active life outside of her practice. In her free time, she surfs; studies aerial skills at the Circus Center in San Francisco; studies ballet and modern dance at the ODC Dance Center four times per week; and is currently learning Arabic and Farsi. She is also an accomplished violinist who has guested with the Gipsy Kings on three North American tours and performed and composed music for five feature films, including The Truth About Cats and Dogs. She continues to perform occasional shows with her string quartet.
Dr. Weiss's clients come from a long list of schools around the Bay area, including: