Dr. Watts earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and anthropology at the University of New Mexico, a master’s degree in clinical psychology, a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a graduate certificate in behavioral genetics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She completed an internship in clinical psychology and a fellowship in adult neuropsychology at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a member of the International Neuropsychological Association as well as the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Her clinical interests include treating patients with dementia, ADHD and cognitive dysfunction. As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Watts provides detailed evaluations for adult and pediatric patients, looking at how thinking skills such as attention, memory and problem solving work and interact with mood, personality and behavior.
A combination of clinical and personal factors brought Dr. Watts to Samaritan.
“I was impressed by the quality of patient care provided through the neuropsychology clinic,” she said. “Everyone with whom I interacted was so friendly and genuine. I felt like it was a great fit for me personally. Also, I have always hoped to move to the Pacific Northwest for the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities.”
In her free time, Dr. Watts enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, playing tennis, hiking, rock climbing, camping and jogging.
For more information, call Samaritan Neuropsychology – Albany at 541-812-5760.