Dr. Katia Fredriksen was born in France to a New Zealand mother and a Norwegian father and later moved with her parents to Norway and then to the Washington, D.C., area, where she grew up. She attended Princeton University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a certificate in French language and culture. Dr. Fredriksen spent a year studying and working in Norway and New Zealand, “returning to her roots,” before starting graduate school at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Fredriksen’s clinical training included a combination of inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy and assessment with children, adolescents, and adults. Her graduate research focused on health behaviors, including sleep and substance use, and she has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. She completed her post-doctoral training at a private practice in the Boston area, where she focused on autism, genetic disorders, learning disorders, and attention and executive functioning in a pediatric population. Dr. Fredriksen continues to lecture to parent groups and professional organizations.
Dr. Fredriksen and her colleague, Dr. Yael Rothman, have teamed together to share evidence-based information with the public through Instagram and can be found @neuropsychmomdocs. In addition, they have collaborated to write a series of children’s books to teach elementary-aged children about their diagnoses. The first book, Different Thinkers ADHD, will be published in January 2024.
Services & Expertise
- Provision of neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents
- Assessment of cognitive, language, fine motor, attention/executive functioning, and academic skills, as well as socioemotional functioning
- Diagnosis of a range of conditions, including ADHD, language and learning disorders, anxiety and other emotional vulnerabilities, and autism
- Provision of relevant recommendations, e.g., related to educational and learning needs, parenting strategies, and other appropriate interventions and supports
- Attendance at school meetings as needed, to support attainment of appropriate accommodations and services
- Provision of consultations and of educational talks
Education & Training
- Two years of post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s Evaluation Center in Newton, MA, and the Integrated Center for Child Development in Canton, MA.
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Massachusetts Boston
- Employment at a group practice in Boston and at the Stixrud Group, the latter since 2010
- PSYPACT Provider
- Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology
- B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University, magna cum laude