Dr. Kendra L. Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Kendra L. BryantPh.D., ABPP-CN

Kendra Bryant, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and founder of Neuropsychology and Concussion Management Associates (NCMA). Dr. Bryant has extensive experience as a neuropsychologist in both clinical and forensic roles. Beyond her own work, Dr. Bryant has had the pleasure of mentoring and training post-doctoral neuropsychology fellows and early career neuropsychologists as well as consulting to NCMA’s therapists and executive function coaches. She has provided numerous professional workshops and community education forums regarding concussion management and brain health in aging.

Dr. Bryant graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College, with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, earning induction into Phi Beta Kappa. After completing her master’s degree at Boston College, she earned her Ph.D. from Northeastern University. Dr. Bryant’s early clinical roles included residential work with people who had severe and persistent mental illness, working as a crisis clinician providing urgent mental health evaluations in community and hospital settings, providing counseling and neuropsychological evaluation at Westborough State Hospital, and providing biofeedback, neurofeedback, and neuropsychological evaluation in a neurology clinic.

Having grown up in Camden, Maine, Dr. Bryant chose to return home to Maine to complete her pre-doctoral training at the Togus VA. There, she focused on neuropsychology and gained experience in geriatrics and working with veterans with PTSD. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Augusta Mental Health Institute (AMHI, now Riverview Psychiatric Center) in Maine. In 2001, she established a solo private practice in neuropsychology in Rockland, Maine. As of 2012, to respond to growing demands for neuropsychological services and concussion management, Dr. Bryant established the group NCMA and soon thereafter, moved the practice to Rockport, Maine.

Dr. Bryant is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and, as such, is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). She is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Sports Neuropsychology Society. Dr. Bryant is a Past President of the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) and has served as chair of the Neuropsychology Committee of that organization. She served on the Executive Committee of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) and was active in helping to establish concussion management programs in area schools.

Dr. Bryant’s early career focused on clinical neuropsychology, and by 2016, her work became more equally mixed between clinical and forensic neuropsychology practice. She continues to enjoy engaging in a blend of practice in these very different areas.

Dr. Bryant thinks about each person holistically and empathically, with respect and curiosity for understanding what might be contributing to the concerns they or their families present and determining how best to help. In addition to staying abreast of the neuropsychology and neurology research, she explores relevant functional medicine and naturopathy resources and learns from her colleagues across medical disciplines, including physical therapy. Shortly after each evaluation, Dr. Bryant holds discussions with patients (and families) to provide a summary of results and recommendations to make sure they understand the information and have the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts and reactions. She then integrates information from these discussions into the final written summary. In addition to working with people when they have identified a cognitive concern, Dr. Bryant enjoys working with people who just want to optimize their aging trajectory in terms of brain health and overall mental wellbeing.

Dr. Bryant provides both criminal and civil forensic neuropsychological services. She is appointed to the panel for the Maine Board of Workers’ Compensation. In her forensic role, Dr. Bryant approaches each case with a sense of duty to the legal system and the involved parties to be objective, fair, and honest. She is sought out for civil matters by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Dr. Bryant takes pride in having been asked simultaneously by plaintiff and defense attorneys to evaluate the case for both, reflecting a reputation for looking at every case objectively.

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