Dr. Crane was born in Columbia, South Carolina and has come home to South Carolina after many years in Maryland. In Maryland, Dr. Crane worked as a school psychologist, and after obtaining a Ph.D., she opened a private practice specializing in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Crane specializes in neuropsychological assessment of individuals across the lifespan, children through adults. She has extensive diagnostic experience in low incidence disorders of childhood and adolescence, as well as in adult neurocognitive disorders and systemic illnesses (dementias, neuromotor disorders, cerebrovascular attack, traumatic brain injury, neurotoxicity).
Dr. Crane earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of South Carolina (BA Education; MA Special Education) and Hood College (MA Counseling Psychology). Dr. Crane earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Fielding Graduate University, and completed an internship at John Umstead Hospital and the University of North Carolina Medical School, Neurology. In addition, Dr. Crane completed a two year post graduate degree in neuropsychology, studying with Dr. Allan Mirsky, Ph.D., ABCN, NIMH Chief of the Clinical and Experimental Psychology lab. Dr. Crane was a guest researcher at NIMH, and her research on Synesthesia has been cited by Discovery Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, National Public Radio (Diane Rhems Show, Pulse of the Planet), and CBS 60 Minutes.
Outside of work, Dr. Crane enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking, reading, yoga, and learning anything new.