Dr. Carney Soderberg is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical work with school-aged children and adolescents as well as their families. He has extensive training and experience in psychological and neuropsychological assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, and behavioral consultation to address a variety of presenting conditions, including attention problems, learning disabilities, post-traumatic stress, neurodevelopmental concerns, behavioral difficulties, mood disorders, and anxiety. Dr. Soderberg is particularly skilled in providing assessment and therapy services to children with complicated, mixed diagnostic pictures, including children with co-occurring neurological, emotional, and environmental challenges. Further, Dr. Soderberg enjoys working with parents and other family members or caregivers to help them understand why a particular child or youth might be struggling and how to help him or her at home, in school, and in their communities. He seeks to understand each child from a biopsychosocial perspective, taking into account the wide variety of factors that can influence development over time. He also views each child as an individual person who strives to live to his or her potential in the context of unique personal strengths, experiences, and relationships.
Dr. Soderberg received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He went on to earn his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Stanford University School of Medicine Consortium in Palo Alto, California. As part of his doctoral studies, he completed an APA-accredited internship at Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord, New Hampshire, where he continued his clinical work with children and adolescents in public school, hospital, and outpatient settings. Dr. Soderberg then completed two years of post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology, during which time he was appointed as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He joins the Neurobehavioral Institute of Austin following five years of service as a staff psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service at Austin State Hospital.
Although Dr. Soderberg’s greatest professional interests lie in clinical work, he has also lectured and conducted research on topics relevant to those interests, including neuropsychological correlates of ADHD, psychological assessment, and assessment of the therapeutic alliance in psychotherapy with children and adolescents. An avid consumer of clinical literature, he believes that the most successful evaluative and therapeutic approaches are based on solid research findings.
Dr. Soderberg has enjoyed many opportunities to travel and live around the world, and to experience a variety of different customs and cultures. He is proud to call Austin his home. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his canine pal Kody, who has certified training and over three years of volunteer experience as a pet therapy animal.