Get to the Root

The name Genesis signifies: beginning, origin, source, and that is what our mission is: to get to the root, source and origin of individual strengths and weaknesses through expert assessment, providing clarity, illumination and a clear plan for moving forward.

Our Services

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM
Evening Hours By Appointment

704.464.4910

Get to the Root

The name Genesis signifies: beginning, origin, source, and that is what our mission is: to get to the root, source and origin of individual strengths and weaknesses through expert assessment, providing clarity, illumination and a clear plan for moving forward.

Our Services

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM
Evening Hours By Appointment

704.464.4910

Welcome to Genesis Clinical Services

Welcome to Genesis! We are a spiritually formed and scientifically informed mental health services center specializing in neuropsychological assessment and therapy services for children and adults

Welcome to Genesis Clinical Services

Welcome to Genesis! We are a spiritually formed and scientifically informed mental health services center specializing in neuropsychological assessment and therapy services for children and adults

All ages

We serve ages 4 up to senior adults

Expertise

Over a decade of experience & research into
current/leading issues in neurodevelopmental functioning

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Completed Assessments

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Data driven, comprehensive, clear

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Highly sought after by clients and professionals
Over a decade of experience & research into
current/leading

All ages

We serve ages 4 up to senior adults

Expertise

Over a decade of experience & research into
current/leading issues in neurodevelopmental functioning

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1000+

Completed Assessments

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Data driven, comprehensive, clear

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Highly sought after by clients and professionals
Over a decade of experience & research into
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Lifespan services

We serve ages 4 up to senior adults

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GENESIS TEAM

Genesis was founded in 2020 by Dr. Chad Kraska in order to fill a niche for high quality neuropsychological assessments in Charlotte, NC for individuals with neurodevelopmental deficits who are in need of treatment. These strength-based assessments provide clarity for the entire treatment team and chart a clear path forward.

Chad Kraska
Chad KraskaPsy.D., HSP-P
As I took foundational counseling courses in my graduate training, I became enthralled with an intro to testing and assessment class, which laid out how personality is measured, how psychopathology is quantified, how strengths are objectively identified. This led to me to transfer into a doctoral program in clinical psychology to specifically pursue a career in assessment. The rest is history. Neuropsych assessment has been my passion and niche for many years and I take great enjoyment in being able to truly understand an individual thoroughly, strengths, weaknesses and all, in order to be able to translate this to client’s, parent’s and all interested parties.
Stephanie Goodson
Stephanie GoodsonLPA
As a mother of a child with Autism and ADHD I have developed a unique and warm approach developed through personal as well as professional experience. I understand how emotional and learning differences can affect the whole family and I strive to provide a high level of support to my client’s as well as their siblings, parents, and significant others. My approach to treatment is empathic, positive, and fun. Through psychological/neuropsychological assessment I help my client’s gain insight into how their brain operates and develop treatment strategies based on their unique strengths. I strive to arm individuals with the information and resources they need to move forward and maintain success.
Jen WilsonAccounts Manager
Stephanie KraskaOffice Manager
Sarah WaltersPsychometrician
Amy Smith Coordinator
Chad Kraska
Chad KraskaPsy.D., HSP-P
As I took foundational counseling courses in my graduate training, I became enthralled with an intro to testing and assessment class, which laid out how personality is measured, how psychopathology is quantified, how strengths are objectively identified. This led to me to transfer into a doctoral program in clinical psychology to specifically pursue a career in assessment. The rest is history. Neuropsych assessment has been my passion and niche for many years and I take great enjoyment in being able to truly understand an individual thoroughly, strengths, weaknesses and all, in order to be able to translate this to client’s, parent’s and all interested parties.
Stephanie Goodson
Stephanie GoodsonLPA
As a mother of a child with Autism and ADHD I have developed a unique and warm approach developed through personal as well as professional experience. I understand how emotional and learning differences can affect the whole family and I strive to provide a high level of support to my client’s as well as their siblings, parents, and significant others. My approach to treatment is empathic, positive, and fun. Through psychological/neuropsychological assessment I help my client’s gain insight into how their brain operates and develop treatment strategies based on their unique strengths. I strive to arm individuals with the information and resources they need to move forward and maintain success.

GENESIS SERVICES

Genesis offers a variety of services designed to increase insight and to improve functioning in all contexts of life 

Psychotherapy

Individual therapy to address a variety of presenting concerns of patients

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Telehealth Services

Individual therapy conducted remotely via secure link – limited mostly to in-state (NC) clients

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Neuropsychological Testing

Comprehensive assessment of all domains of functioning with a 90 minute feedback session and report

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CAIS Testing (School Admissions)

Administration of an IQ test for admission requirements of Charlotte’s Independent Schools

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Psychoeducational Testing

Assessment of cognitive abilities, academic skills and attention/executive functioning applied to learning

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International & Domestic Adoption Assessment

Adoption assessment services for families in order to meet the requirements of the agency managing the adoption process

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What clients are saying

“Dr. Chad Kraska has been instrumental in our family dynamic through counseling as well as educational and psychological assessments since 2014.  Not only have two of our children (teen and preteen) benefited, but we have gained great insight for understanding our children’s strengths and struggles in navigating the increasingly complex day to day responsibilities of growing up and discerning life’s challenges. We wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kraska and his team and will be forever grateful for all they have done for us.”
Alan and Leigh Ann Wong
“Dr. Kraska is such a phenomenal psychologist! I’ve been seeing him for over two years now and he’s been a true lifeline to making progress in my life. He not only is the one who diagnosed me as being on the Autism Spectrum, but he helped me through figuring out how to be my most authentic self when around other people. If it weren’t for his consistent guidance and ease of conversation, I would still be spending all my time struggling to understand myself. My life is permanently improved due to the expertise and talent Kraska has in talking to people on the Spectrum.”
Michelle

“Chad Kraska is a phenomenal resource with incredible expertise in so many areas and most specifically girls on the Autism Spectrum. So many girls go undiagnosed and Dr. Kraska is very well-versed and perceptive of the differences that present with these girls. He was the first to suggest ASD for our high-functioning daughter. His insight into my precious girl was the flagpole moment that saved our daughter and our family. I recommend Dr. Kraska to all of my clients for educational testing as well as suspected ASD in our high-functioning girls.”

Lindsay Leiviska, MA Teaching, Founder, A Heart for All Students
“Dr. Kraska is everything you would want in a Child Psychologist. We have been more than pleased with him. I recommend him to all my friends and family. He is great at what he does and an asset in our lives.”
Jessica Hartman DeVore
“Dr. Kraska is an excellent communicator and attentive to detail. He provides thorough diagnostic evaluations and individualized recommendations to help set his clients up for success.”
Dr. Melissa Karp, Au.D., Audiology and Hearing Services of Charlotte
“I know Chad to be a person of integrity. He is well trained, experienced and does excellent work. I look forward to referring him clients whenever the need arises.” 
Dr. John T. Magee, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“Chad has been a friend and colleague for several years and as such, I had the privilege to watch him work. He was a great resource for me for many things but especially questions related to testing, children and adolescents. While he is very intelligent, he is also very easy to relate to. Simply put, he is an all around excellent therapist.”
Mr. Mike Vaughn, MA, LCMHCS, CSAT

Initial Session

A 60-minute first session, where presenting problems are reviewed (for client’s who are minors, this session is with their parents), the client’s history is discussed, and a plan for assessment is formulated by the psychologist. Following the initial session, the psychologist puts together the assessment battery (the tests to be used in the assessment) and a contract of services is emailed to the client for their review and approval.

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Assessment Process

Testing/Data Collection

One to three sessions of interactive tasks completed at Genesis with the psychometrician and psychologist. This includes face to face tasks as well as electronic questionnaires, which are designed to gather multiple pieces of data regarding the client’s current functioning in multiple domains. Questionnaires are sent out (mostly electronically) to parents and teachers and/or significant others (for adults) in order to gather collateral information regarding the client’s functioning.

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Feedback/Review Findings

Typically 90-minute session where the psychologist communicates all of the findings from testing, using visuals in order to highlight the client’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as any applicable diagnoses. A comprehensive treatment plan is discussed, which provides specific treatments, recommendations and resources/referrals in order to address the client’s identified weaknesses. Subsequently, a comprehensive report is sent out via email containing detailed findings from the assessment.

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