Freeman M. Chakara, PsyD, ABPP-CN

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Dr. Chakara is a board certified Neuropsychologist. His work entails evaluation and treatment of many conditions that are related to brain dysfunction across the lifespan. He is often consulted in legal and forensic psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. In addition to being head neuropsychologist at Providence Behavioral Health, Dr. Chakara’s work also includes the following types of evaluations:


Capacity and / or Competence Assessment
Civil and / or Criminal Forensic Evaluations
Disability Determination Examinations
Fitness for Duty Assessment

GRE / LSAT / MCAT / SAT testing accommodation Assessment
Independent Educational Evaluations
Independent Medical Examinations
Malingered Cognitive and Psychiatric Symptom Testing

In addition, Dr, Chakara specializes in neuropsychological assessment of the following conditions:


Alzheimer’s Disease
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Brain Injury/TBI
Cerebral Palsy
CVA/Strokes
Frontal Lobe Dementia
Learning Disabilities
Lewy Body Disease
Memory Disorders

Mild Cognitive Impairment
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neoplasm/Tumors
Parkinson’s Disease
Pseudodementia
Seizure Disorders
Sports Injuries/ Concussion

More About Dr. Chakara
Dr. Chakara serves clients from children (aged four years and older) to older adults (90+ years old). He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology – [ABPP-CN] and he is a Fellow of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology [FACPN]. He is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the Lancaster Lebanon Psychological Association. He founded Providence Behavioral Health Services in 2002.

Dr. Chakara completed his graduate studies at Widener University in Clinical Psychology with emphases in two areas: Neuropsychology & School Psychology. His doctoral dissertation focused on Social Problem Solving skills among brain injured individuals. He completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship through Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. His focus was in pediatric and adult neuropsychological disorders, and he completed a clinical rotation at Lancaster General Hospital. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Hershey Medical Center where he worked with children and adolescents with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. In this setting, his responsibilities included neuropsychological evaluations of clients engaged in civil litigation, creating treatment plans and providing consultations for public and private schools. In addition, he provided cognitive rehabilitation services for patients with various neurological disorders.

To date, Dr. Chakara has authored six peer reviewed book chapters and a psychology textbook, published from 2004 through 2014. Besides clinical work, he currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to psychological assessment.

To reach Dr. Freeman Chakara, you can call 717-397-1400, ext 101.