Seacoast Neuropsychology is a Portsmouth practice providing a range of psychological services to young children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Consultations and evaluations are offered for a variety of clinical, educational, and legal questions.

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Rachel Lawson Orr, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Rachel Lawson Orr, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Board Certified Neuropsychologist
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Rachel Lawson Orr, PsyD, ABPP-CN established Seacoast Neuropsychology in 2023 after having served the community in the context of group practices for the past several years. She grew up in the Seacoast and graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire. She then transitioned into graduate school and earned her Master's degree and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland, where she earned distinction on both her written and oral comprehensive examinations. Upon graduating, she was also awarded the Graduate Medal for Achievement Excellence in Psychology from the university. Dr. Orr acquired specialty expertise in neuropsychology throughout her education and training at various institutions in Baltimore, MD, and Boston, MA, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Harvard Partners at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals, among other sites. She has since continued to offer neuropsychological evaluations for a wide variety of presenting problems to individuals across the lifespan, and most recently, Dr. Orr achieved Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). While Dr. Orr's clinical and professional interests are fairly broad, she has particular expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, most recently offering professional workshops on evaluation and treatment of autistic adults. Dr. Orr also has particular interests in rehabilitation, psychiatric complexities, fertility-related evaluations, the interaction of psychological factors with medical and neurological conditions, and forensic neuropsychology. Dr. Orr is also among a small subset of providers nationally who is qualified to provide neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the Federal Aviation Administration. Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Orr has supervised trainees at all levels throughout her career, and she is an active member and participant on committees within state organizations. She has served as an adjunct professor at UNH, and she has been a lead or contributing author for multiple publications in books and medical journals. She is also currently serving as a part-time Neuropathology Research Consultant for The Lieber Institute of Brain Development at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, supporting the innovative genetic research in mental health, addiction, and neurodegenerative diseases being conducted there. Dr. Orr's approach to neuropsychological consultations is flexible and customized, as she believes each individual presents with a unique story and question. She strives to provide a comfortable environment, collaborative process, and helpful evaluation for those working with her, all provided in the context of a professional and ethical approach. On the personal side, Dr. Orr enjoys spending her free time outside and in the barn, raising goats and mini-pigs, tending to dogs, cats, chickens, and waterfowl, and playing with her young children around her homestead.

Specialty Board Certified Neuropsychologist
Degrees B.A. (Psychology), M.S. (Clinical Psychology), Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Training University of New Hampshire, Loyola University Maryland, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Partners at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals
Work Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday