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The Board

Dr. Collier

Dr. Collier earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She then completed an internship, residency followed by fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with a focus on epilepsy at the University of Utah. Dr. Collier subsequently completed an interprofessional fellowship in integrative medicine with The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. She is Board certified in neurology, epilepsy as well as integrative medicine.

Dr. Collier has been the medical director of the Epilepsy Program at St Mary’s Hospital and Medical Group in Grand Junction, Colorado since 2016. Her center has been designated since inception as a certified level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), one of the few rural level 3 comprehensive epilepsy programs of its kind.

She is a member and/or fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Board of Physician Specialists and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Dr. Arnold

Dr. Ginger Arnold is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in Neuropsychological Assessment and providing Psychotherapy to people suffering from Functional Neurological Disorders (FND).

She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MA in Theology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, her APA-accredited internship at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and her two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, under Dr. Kyle Boone. She then served as the Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, where she worked on the epilepsy and deep brain stimulation surgery teams, provided psychotherapy, ran the Neuropsychology Clinic, and conducted neuropsychological assessments, and trained clinical psychology interns.

When her husband’s career opportunities took her to Indiana and then Colorado, Dr. Arnold began working in private practice (Integrated Neuropsychology, PC). She currently provides evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapy for people with FND as well as comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of thinking and memory functioning for people with movement disorders, head injuries, cancer, stroke, epilepsy, depression, dementia, somatoform disorders, and other neurological and general medical problems.

Dr. Arnold finds working with patients with FND incredibly enlightening and rewarding. She believes it is essential to understand the whole person in order to specially tailor treatments to their symptoms, experiences, personality, relationships, and lifestyle. She draws from techniques for relaxation, breath work, yoga, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral, ACT, hypnosis, EMDR, and nutrition to help individuals determine the best practices for them to regulate their systems and reduce symptoms.