Emily Haygeman

Emily Haygeman (they/them/she/her)

Clinical Psychologist


Neurodiverse-affirming. Currently accepting clients for Psychological Evaluation and Independent Educational Evaluations, ages 3 to adult.

Client Status

accepting clients



1421 SE Division St.

Portland, OR 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$225

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English


  • Family
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I offer comprehensive psychological evaluations (for adults and children) for autism, nonverbal learning disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety, depression, and mental health. My background in Educational Psychology makes me well-suited to complete Independent Educational Evaluations. I approach all evaluations, including those for autism, from a strengths-based, neurodiverse-affirming perspective.

My Approach to Helping

With over 15 years of experience working directly with families and children, I offer a compassionate and integrated approach through a variety of evidence-based modalities. I specialize in high-quality psychological evaluations result in a comprehensive psychological report, and I aim to "tell the story" of an individual rather than simply assign a "label." All evaluations yield individualized recommendations for home, school, and therapeutic environments. Following evaluation, I provide a client-centered, in-depth feedback session aimed at empowerment. I closely follow the work of autistic self-advocates and leaders in the area of neurodivergence such as Dr. Devon Price and Dr. Nick Walker. I am constantly improving my work through self-reflection, learning, reading, and advocacy. For adult autism evaluations, I utilize measures that are appropriate for adults rather than relying on measures best suited for children.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that psychological evaluation should be a therapeutic process. I am an advocate for my clients, and see the evaluation process as an opportunity to empower an individual to know their strengths and challenges. I don't believe in simply assigning a diagnosis. All of my evaluations offer more than simply diagnostic clarity. I am a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and take an affirming approach in regard to my clients' identities. My services are trauma-informed. I also understand that as a white psychologist, I have been afforded much privilege in my life. The field of psychology has a varied past in that direct harm has been done, particularly to BIPOC and indigenous populations. I am committed to understanding these issues in an ongoing capacity in order to mitigate the impact of my biases and privilege on my clients' experience. I am always open to feedback in this regard.

Issues I Treat


  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    I offer up-to-date psychological evaluations for a range of neurodivergent presentations including autism, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other learning disabilities, as well as mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I am also available for Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE). Trauma-informed, neurodivergent-affirming.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have years of experience assessing for and treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

  • ADHD External link

    I offer in-depth psychological evaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) to assess for the presence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related executive functioning differences in children and adults.

  • Aspergers External link

    I have over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults with Aspergers Disorder. I conducted Autism research at the University of Utah's Autism Research Program. I have led myriad social skills groups for children and adolescents, including the PEERS curriculum. I currently offer autism evaluations for children, teens, and adults, and plan to start neurodivergent empowerment groups in 2023.

  • Autism External link

    I have over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have conducted ABA therapy as well as research through the University of Utah's Autism Research Program. I have led myriad social skills groups, including the PEERS curriculum. I am an expert in the assessment and evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders.

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