Meet Dr. Sullivan

dr.sullivanKaren D. Sullivan, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Clinical Psychologist with specialty training in Clinical Neuropsychology, licensed in the state of North Carolina. She began practicing in Pinehurst in October 2012. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Dr. Sullivan received her doctoral degree at Boston University in 2009. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation/Polytrauma Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.


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Dr. Sullivan has clinical and research expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all neuropsychological syndromes including dementia, concussion/traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, ADHD and aphasia.  Dr. Sullivan also specializes in how medical and psychiatric disorders affect cognition, behavior and mood. Her goal is to help people understand the impact of their condition on everyday functioning and provide genuinely helpful recommendations that address the cognitive, behavioral and emotional concerns of the patient, family and referring provider.  Although Dr. Sullivan’s practice includes adults throughout the lifespan (18 and over), she has extensive training in clinical issues unique to older adults and military personnel.


2003-2009:  Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

2009-2011: VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation/Polytrauma Track, VA Boston Healthcare System/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

2008-2009: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, VA Boston Healthcare System/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

2006: M.A. Clinical Psychology (summa cum laude), Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

2000: B.A. Psychology (magna cum laude), Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts


American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
North Carolina Psychological Association, Division of Independent Professional Practice