Last updated: 10/22/2019

Claudia B Rutherford, PhD (413) 200-7076
Last Updated: 10/22/2019
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Licensed Psychologist HSP Diagnostic and Evaluation Services

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

I'm the director of Pioneer Valley Psychological Assessment, a group practice dedicated to psychological and neuropsychological evaluation of adults and children. We are four psychologists who specialize in identifying the psychological, cognitive, and/or academic profile of individuals and making recommendations to help support them in work, school, and their personal lives. We write user-friendly reports and work collaboratively with clients, families, and referral sources to deliver evaluations that assist in meaningful change and greater self-understanding.

Using a broad range of psychological, academic, and/or neuropsychological measures, we select tests best suited to address a client's presenting concerns. We do thorough, thoughtful assessments and work with parents and providers to help clarify why a client is struggling and make suggestions as to how to improve the situation.
As psychologists we span a range of ages and subspecialties, within the broader field of testing. We are warm, personable, and highly experienced in doing assessments. We are committed to our Western Mass. community and to helping clients succeed and thrive.
Focusing on:
Neuropsychological Testing
Also serving:
Academic Accommodations Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Developmental Disability Forensic Learning Disabilities Memory Problems Neurological Personality Disorders Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Pioneer Valley Psychological Assessment Inc.
235 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
(413) 200-7076

Contact: Client Inquiry

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri9:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 weeks

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: N/A



Years of Experience: 17

MA - Psychologist [8025]

Credentials and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $185
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

Health New England MassHealth
Mass Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Young Adults (18-25)
Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Learning Disability
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Children of Divorce College Students First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Suicidal Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Attention and Memory Testing Cognitive Testing Evaluation/Diagnostic Forensic Evaluation Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Psycho-Educational Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Medicine Geriatric Consultation Information and Referral
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Russian
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (MNS) Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)