Dr. Rayda
Anaya-Soto

Psychologist (Spectrum)

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Dr. Rayda Anaya-Soto

psychologist (Spectrum)

Dr. Rayda Anaya-Soto holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from the Ponce Health Science University in Puerto Rico. 

She recently completed two years of postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at Lakeside Neurologic-Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. 

Dr. Anaya has eight years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, and psychoeducational evaluations for pediatric and adult populations suffering from a variety of acquired and developmental neuro-disorders, including Epilepsy, strokes (CVA), Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain tumors, Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and ADHD. 

Dr. Anaya is fluent in Spanish and English.

Autism & Aspergers

“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz

Trauma

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine

OCD

“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen

ADHD

“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney