Seth Ubogy, Psy.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Dr. Ubogy earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale University, graduating summa cum laude. He earned his doctorate in an APA-accredited clinical psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His internship in clinical neuropsychology was done at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. He then had two years of postdoctoral training, the first in clinical neuropsychology and geropsychology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and the second in pediatric neuropsychology at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Licensed in 2003, he was board certified in 2008 by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), and certified as a pediatric subspecialist in 2017. Dr. Ubogy worked at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland from 2006-2014, during which time he directed the pediatric neuropsychology training program. Before moving to Sonoma County, he was on the faculty of the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where he taught pediatric neuropsychology and child psychological assessment. In 2017, Dr. Ubogy became an evaluator for the NFL Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation Class Action Settlement. He now has has an independent practice in which he evaluates children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Ubogy is the proud father of two children.
What Other Professionals Have to Say About Dr. Ubogy:
I have happily referred cases to Dr. Ubogy since he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with me in 2004, knowing that families will benefit from his great expertise and care. I am always pleased when I come across his thoughtful reports, which balance the precision of testing and data collection with an empathic stance vis-a-vis the child. He always has spot-on recommendations and leaves families with a thorough action plan.
- Carina Grandison, PhD, UC Berkeley
As a neurologist, I have worked with Dr. Ubogy in the evaluation of retired NFL football players since 2017. Doctor Ubogy’s manner is warm, friendly and calming. In addition to appreciating his carefully crafted reports, I have taken great personal pleasure in discussing with him a broad range of clinical and research issues that link the fields of neurology, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology. Dr. Ubogy is a deeply human clinician, a professional with the highest ethical standards, deep curiosity and rare compassion. I recommend Dr. Ubogy with complete confidence for the evaluation of neurocognitive issues affecting the lives of adults and children.
- Jonathan Mueller, MD, SF Clinical Neurosciences
I've read countless reports about at-risk youth and the majority of them do not reflect the complexity and uniqueness of the individual child. I read Dr. Ubogy's report with great pleasure and let him know that it was the best report that had ever come across my desk. His portrait of the boy he evaluated was so thorough (and, as it turned out, so accurate) that I felt like I really "got" him, his strengths and his needs before he walked through my door.
-Robin Ratner, MSW
Dr. Ubogy is among the best and brightest neuropsychologists I’ve trained over multiple decades. Given his expertise, I relied on him as a guest lecturer for my child neuropsychology lectures. He would role-play to demonstrate how to get valid data in child testing situations, and my students loved learning methods to handle the most challenging ones. Since then, Dr. Ubogy has earned a place as one of the Bay Area's most respected neuropsychologists.
- Michael Drexler, PhD, SF Veteran’s Administration Department of Medicine, UCSF
When asked to evaluate a very complex adolescent in a forensic context, I reached out to Dr. Ubogy to complete the neuropsychological portion. The insights he provided were instrumental in coming to a resolution for the case. His report was very detailed, informative, accurate and insightful. I would not hesitate to recommend him for forensic neuropsychological evaluations.
-Dale Siperstein, PhD, ABPP, forensic psychologist
Dr. Ubogy on child neuropsychology: "Life’s demands get harder on kids each year. Ideally this keeps pace with their maturation, but some children’s growth may be slower, delayed or less even. They may not be able to meet environmental demands as expected. This child/environment mismatch can disrupt their development, and then their learning, self-esteem, mood and behavior. Children's neuropsychological evaluation must meet two goals. One is to explain the unique fit between their environment and capacities. The other is to create a treatment plan that allows their optimal development to unfold. "
Eliza Lehrke, PsyD
Dr. Lehrke is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and psychotherapist who works collaboratively and therapeutically with individuals across the lifespan who are seeking to better understand how they learn, think, and feel. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. Her predoctoral internship was in clinical and gero neuropsychology at Central Regional Hospital/UNC in North Carolina, and her two-year postdoctoral fellowship was in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dr. Lehrke has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with a broad range of medical, learning, and mental health issues. Since 2010 she has focused her clinical work on understanding how biology, psychology, and social contexts interact to create meaning and experience, and how we can use neuropsychological and psychological assessment to deepen self-understanding and generate substantive change.
Dr. Lehrke has experience working with individuals and families ages 2-90+ with a diversity of presenting problems often referred from attorneys, pediatricians, doctors, psychologists, and social service programs. Her style is warm and inviting, and she incorporates different approaches and evidence-based treatments to meet her client’s needs.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lehrke has also worked as a professor/lecturer and spent two years as a Clinical Director for Child Haven, Inc., a center dedicated to providing therapy and assessment to underserved children in foster care system.
She is a passionate advocate for better access to educational learning disability accommodations and mental health care, and she continues to provide therapy and development recommendations on a number of topics.
Similar to Dr. Ubogy, as a neuropsychologist, Dr. Lehrke has training and expertise to differentiate a wider array of issues than most clinical psychologists. As such, she is likelier to catch complexities that are missed than providers who mainly do ADHD or learning disability evaluations. Dr. Ubogy has mentored Dr. Lehrke for many years, and it is our goal to maintain the high standards he has established for assessments. Some of Dr. Lehrke’s specific areas of expertise include ADHD, learning and neurodevelopmental disorders, complex developmental trauma, mood and emotion regulation, personality disorders, psychosis, and neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, and dementia.