Melissa Castro, PsyD, LP, ABPP

Melissa Castro, Psy.D., L.P., ABPP


Do you want to be treated by your doctor as more than a brain walking on two legs? My evaluations are comprehensive and thorough; personalized to your specific needs, not just as a patient, but as a person. I provide you with detailed feedback about your performance and take the time to address your questions and concerns. My goal is to have you leave my office, not only with answers, but with hope.

Dr. Castro is one of the few bilingual Spanish/English neuropsychologist in the Midwest. She is able to provide assessment and consultation services in Spanish without the need of an interpreter. She has expertise in cultural neuropsychology, particularly in the evaluation of bilinguals and Hispanics/Latinos. Dr. Castro has experience working with international patients from the Caribbean, South America, Mexico, Central America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

specializing in

Clinical Neuropsychology
Adult and Geriatric Population
Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Pre & Post Surgical Assessments for Deep Brain Stimulation
Movement Disorders
Brain Tumors
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion
Cross Cultural Assessments

Primary Office

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Golden Valley/Main Office

Neuropsychological Testing

4225 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Secondary Office

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Coon Rapids Office

3833 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Suite 100
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Education, Certifications, Memberships


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Doctor of Clinical Psychology – Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Neuropsychology Residency – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Board Certified – American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) – American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)




American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association – Division of Clinical Neuropsychology
Midwest Neuropsychology Group
Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

Select Awards/Honors

Physician’s Award from the Alzheimer’s Association (2015)
Early Career Psychologist Award from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (2015)
Clinical Psychology Award from Canadian Psychological Association (2009)
Women & Psychology Award from Canadian Psychological Association (2009)
Scientific Early Career Development Grant, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association (2008)
Health-Emotions Research Institute Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006)