Dr. Karen Luley is a postdoctoral resident who has a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from UNC-Chapel Hill. At Neurobehavioral Institute of Austin, she is currently training and working under the supervision of Dr. Scott Hammel in neuropsychological assessment of patients who have a wide range of presenting problems. She has experience providing comprehensive psychological assessments, as well as treating patients with problems such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, disruptive behavior disorders, and family and school difficulties.
Dr. Luley particularly enjoys working with children and adolescents. Her special interests include child development, attachment, trauma, and parent training, and her approach to treatment is evidence-based and integrative with a family systems emphasis. She has been trained in cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as play therapy techniques, child-parent psychotherapy, Parent Management Training (PMT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
While Dr. Luley is proud to now call Austin home, she has enjoyed living in other parts of the US, including Chicago, Florida, Atlanta, North Carolina, and the NYC metro area. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.