He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Western Illinois University (WIU) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and then a specialist degree in school psychology (SSP). He became a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) in 2010. He worked as a school psychologist in St. Louis, MO for three years serving students in all grades (preschool through 12th grade). There, he also completed a year long post-graduate certification program in school neuropsychology. His interests in pursuing higher education (and warmer weather) continued and he subsequently moved to Phoenix, AZ and obtained a doctorate of psychology (PsyD) in school psychology from Argosy University. He then worked as a school psychologist in a “west valley” and then an “east valley” school district. Afterwards, he completed a two-year post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at a local private practice. Dr. Andersen then worked full-time as a staff psychologist conducting clinical neuropsychological evaluations before opening up his own practice in April 2019. Currently, in addition to his private practice, he also works as a school psychologist for a local school district.
Collectively, Dr. Andersen has worked with numerous individuals ranging from 3-years-old to over 90-years-old. He has extensive experience evaluating individuals with a wide range of psychological, neuropsychological, educational, and social emotional conditions (e.g., learning disabilities, ADHD, autism/ASD, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and various medical conditions including TBI, epilepsy, and chronic illnesses). He actively maintains his diplomate credential in school neuropsychology by the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP) and (as of January 2021) he is the only licensed psychologist in the Phoenix area with this credential according to the board’s directory. He also maintains his state certification (AZ) as a school psychologist and NCSP credential.