Dr. Rachel Orr has been a long-time resident of New England and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire. She earned her graduate degrees, Master of Science and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.
Dr. Orr obtained specialized training with individuals across the lifespan and at various developmental levels. She completed her training at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Boston Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospitals, among other sites, with focus on neuropsychology and rehabilitative interventions. She completed specialized training in pediatric, general adult, and geriatric clinics, as well as in oncology and epilepsy. Dr. Orr began her fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through Harvard Partners Consortium at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, before transitioning into private practice to complete fellowship with a balanced focus on her expanding family. Dr. Orr has a wealth of experience serving patients in both private practice and interdisciplinary medical settings.
Among her many achievements, Dr. Orr completed both her oral and written clinical competencies "with distinction" and was awarded the Graduate Medal for Achievement Excellence in Psychology from her graduate university. She was also a Presidential Scholar at the University of New Hampshire and was awarded the “Movers and Shakers Award” for leadership, academic achievement, and contributions to the university community during her senior year there. She frequently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire teaching statistics, counseling, and biological bases of behavior, and she has been lead or contributing author for several professional journal articles and a book chapter. She is an active member of state and national psychology and neuropsychology organizations.
Dr. Orr specializes in providing neuropsychological consultation and evaluation across the lifespan to children, adolescents, and adults. She is experienced in evaluating cognitive functioning, behavioral tendencies, social cognition, and psychiatric and emotional symptoms with varying degrees of complexity, all while considering the individual’s developmental level. She currently provides neuropsychological consults for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of presenting concerns.