Megan Ciota, PhD
Dr. Megan Ciota is a clinical and neuropsychologist licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi, specializing in neuropsychological evaluation, psychological evaluation, behavioral medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy in both out and in-patient settings. She provides assessment and/or psychotherapy to a variety of patient populations including, those with traumatic head injury or neurological disorder, chronic pain patients, individuals with compromised health and/or cognitive functioning, and individuals with psychopathology including affective, personality, psychotic, and/or behavioral disorders. She serves child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. In addition to joining Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group practice in 2000, Dr. Ciota has served as a member of multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams in both out- and inpatient settings. Dr. Ciota is also involved in research concerning both neuropsychological and pain-related issues. Dr. Ciota earned her Masters’ and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Her training focuses were in behavioral medicine (concentrating on pain) and neuropsychology. She completed a one-year specialty internship in neuropsychology from the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After earning her doctorate, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Boston University Department of Neurology and at the Boston Veterans Affair Medical Center, jointly. Before joining the Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group in 2000, Dr. Ciota served as the psychologist for the Boston site of a national study for the treatment of pain in veterans returning from service in the Persian Gulf War. Dr. Ciota holds a clinical instructor position at Tulane University Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has served as an expert witness testifying in state and federal court on issues relating to neuropsychology and clinical psychology, including chronic pain and posttraumatic stress.