Hear What Colleagues and Clients Have to Say about Dr. Neff’s Work:
"Melissa Neff is really nice and she made me comfortable. I like how she did the testing and made it fun. The results help you learn stuff about yourself so I could explain it to the teachers and to my parents. She told me lots of things I was good at and not negative things. Afterwards, I felt happier and glad to know what was going on inside me."
“I can’t say enough about Dr. Neff! The time and patience she put into working with not only 4 of my children but also myself in getting tested was above and beyond what I have seen another professional do. Dr. Neff makes you feel welcomed in her office and that you are in a safe place. In our family, we each have our own unique challenges and strengths. Dr. Neff takes the time to individualize the experience and really get a feel for each person she is working with. She also goes above and beyond to give you feedback from the testing, as well as resources to help with any needs that arise. I have recommended her to people in the community many times and will continue to do so! In a community where resources are limited, she is an amazing asset.”
“Melissa came into our lives when we were overwhelmed by multiple, complex diagnoses that far outweighed any expected answers. Thinking outside the box allowed Melissa to pinpoint how my daughter’s brain functions. She was kind, caring and compassionate, not only working with my anxious daughter but also with me while I navigated the process and my own uncertainty related to more testing. Besides utilizing her extensive knowledge base, she gathered detailed, background information to create a comprehensive report. Melissa devoted time to make sure everyone on my daughter’s team, including my daughter, were given the results in person, not just writing. She has followed up multiple times in the last 8 months, providing support when necessary, including helping me identify a school suitable to meet my daughter’s most immediate needs. I recommend Dr. Melissa Neff without any hesitation.”
“As parents of a special needs child, the psychological evaluation was an emotional experience. Dr. Neff was kind, compassionate, and comforting during her evaluation. Her assessments were tremendously thorough and helpful in understanding our child’s diagnosis and we valued how she helped us to know the next steps to take in finding treatment and resources to utilize within our community. With the understanding of our child’s needs that Dr. Neff was able to provide us, our child has been more successful at school and at home.”
“We were referred to Melissa when we needed some direction with our teenager. Melissa met with us several times, working to diagnose and then find the best solutions for our child and our family. Her assessment was extensive and thorough. She took a lot of time with our child to make him feel comfortable. She looked deep into our family and determined how we needed to proceed. She gave us many resources for our journey that have helped the transitions our family has been faced with. Melissa has such a warm and open presence. It was easy to talk about about our worries. She gently educated us about the truths we needed to hear, without making us feel uneducated or flawed. Knowing that she meets each person with an open mind and a kind heart, I have recommended her to others seeking her expertise.”
“We were referred to Dr. Neff a year ago. My 13 year-old son was struggling in school and with life in general. We were getting increasingly concerned and turned to Dr. Neff to administer psychological testing to hopefully provide some answers. We are so glad and thankful that we did. Her careful testing and analysis provided us with the answers we needed to help our son. She referred us for follow-on care, and I am thrilled to report that my son is doing so much better. The invaluable information that Dr. Neff was able to provide profoundly improved my relationship with him. I know how to communicate better with him, I understand his perspective better, and we have a much healthier relationship now. I really cannot thank Dr. Neff enough for her expertise, help, and support. I am forever grateful!”
“When I met Melissa, it was at one of the hardest times in my family’s lives. Our youngest son had stopped going to school for the better part of two years, mostly stayed in his room, and rarely left the house. We needed Melissa to take a fresh look into our son’s struggles. The multiple evaluations we sought in the past were helpful, but did not provide the full picture the way Melissa’s did. Melissa gave us a new understanding of how to help our son. He’s now in college, doing martial arts, and engaging with his peers. I am so thankful for Melissa. Her knowledge, professionalism and compassion are truly amazing.”
“Melissa Neff is my go-to for families needing evaluations. In addition to providing the most comprehensive reports I have ever seen, she is also truly invested in creating a comfortable and supportive experience for her clients. If your family needs support navigating the complexities of the human experience, Melissa is an essential first stop for finding direction.”
“Dr. Melissa Neff is a clinical psychologist that makes a dynamic difference in our community and my own psychotherapy practice because of her creative engagement in the process of assessment, treatment, teaching and recommendations. She provides strategies which create real hope for complex clients. I always turn to Melissa with questions about complex clients, especially those who demonstrate forms of neurological diversity. The humanistic way in which she engages in assessment is sensitive to a client’s engagement style. The rich quality of understanding that emerges from her work is orienting in the early stages of case work. She is always ready to offer guidance throughout the course of treatment when I hit road blocks either with the client, family, or the systems which seek to educate or guide them. She is clearly one of Missoula’s best.”
"Melissa has been an invaluable resource. When evaluating some of the more complex clients that I send to her, she is extremely thorough and will take the time needed to accurately diagnose the client. She provides excellent resources to families after the diagnosis is made. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a psychological evaluation done to help clarify a diagnosis or to gain a more thorough understanding of a client's psychological functioning."