Dr. Rachel OrrPsyD.
Dr. Orr grew up in Dover, New Hampshire. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in sociology. She subsequently moved to Baltimore to attend Loyola University Maryland for graduate work, earning her Master's (MS, 2011) and Doctorate degrees (PsyD, 2015), both in clinical psychology. Dr. Orr completed coursework and clinical experiences specializing in neuropsychology throughout her training across various sites, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the VA Boston Healthcare System. She then completed fellowship specializing in clinical neuropsychology, with training at Harvard Partners Consortium (Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals) and The Counseling Center of Nashua. Since completing fellowship, Dr. Orr has offered neuropsychological evaluations to individuals across the lifespan.
Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Orr actively supervises trainees and participates in local psychology organizations. She is an active member of the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) and the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA), and she has served on numerous state organizational committees, including her current position on the Ethics Committee of NHPA. Dr. Orr has served as an adjunct professor for statistics, biological bases of behavior, and counseling at the University of New Hampshire, and although she is not currently involved in research, Dr. Orr has been a lead or contributing author to multiple publications in reputable medical journals.
At NCMA, Dr. Orr provides neuropsychological evaluations for patients across the lifespan (2+ to geriatric), as well as forensic/legal or workers' compensation evaluations for examinees. For more targeted needs, Dr. Orr offers individual consultation and provision of recommendations, and she offers targeted evaluations for questions of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder within our respective Clinics. She also occasionally provides interventional services to support patients in implementing recommendations after evaluations with her, and she will be providing group-based treatment in our skills development and support groups coming in 2023.
Dr. Orr utilizes a flexible approach that is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient or examinee. She strives to provide a warm, comfortable, and engaging environment for all those who visit her, and she is known to try and have some fun while doing so. She has stickers, toys, and a prize box for children, as well as for those older individuals who are still young at heart. Dr. Orr practices in Dover, NH, and Yarmouth, Maine.
Dr. Orr currently resides in Southern Maine with her husband, two children, and numerous domestic and farm animals.
- Maine Psychological Association, Member
- New Hampshire Psychological Association, Member
- American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Affiliate Member
- National Academy of Neuropsychology, Professional Member