Jacqueline G. Rea, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

About Dr. Rea

Dr. Jacqueline Rea was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts. She first fell in love with Colorado when she moved to the state in 1999 to pursue her master’s and doctorate degrees in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Rea then completed her predoctoral internship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rea remained in the Chicago suburbs, where she worked at private practice for thirteen years, before finally moving back to Colorado to join Kirk NBH in 2021.

Dr. Rea enjoys outdoor activities, including gardening, exploring the woods and mountains, and snowmobiling with her husband. She is an animal lover and vegetarian who can often be found playing or cuddling with her three cats.


  • PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver (APA Approved)
  • Two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (APPCN Approved)
  • Licensed psychologist in the States of Colorado and Illinois
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology

American Psychological Association – Division 40
American Board of Professional Psychology – Clinical Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology

Dr. Rea's Professional Experience

Dr. Rea has worked as a pediatric  neuropsychologist in private practice in the Chicago suburbs for over 10 years before joining Kirk NBH in 2021.

Dr. Rea has conducted 60+ Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and has served as an expert witness in numerous due process hearings.

Dr. Rea has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents with a wide variety of medical and psychological complications and history of:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Complex Medical/Genetic Disorders
  • Gifted Children with Learning and/or Attention Disorders (i.e., children often described as “twice exceptional”)