Assessment for Adults and Children

Welcome

 

I am a licensed psychologist with more than ten years of experience specializing in psychological, neuropsychological, and educational evaluations for adults, children, and adolescents.  I am committed to providing assessments that are both tailored to each person and meet the highest professional standards as set by best practices in the field.  In addition to my private practice, I am Clinical Faculty at Stanford School of Medicine and Adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto University.

I offer a variety of evaluation options to help you understand your, or your loved ones, strengths and challenges as well as their root cause.  The purpose of these evaluations is two-fold: to present a "full picture" understanding of a person, and to provide individualized strength-based recommendations that consider practicality and access to resources. 

I welcome individuals and families seeking evaluations for ADHD, learning problems, school accommodations (IEP), work accommodations, complex psychological concerns, mental health conditions that have not responded to treatment, personality testing, and second opinions.  I also work with individuals who just want to gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

 

If you would like to learn more, contact me for a free consultation.

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Educational 

Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations

Understand why someone feels, thinks or behaves a certain way. 

 

Common reasons for psychological evaluation include:

  • Clarifying diagnosis

  • Guiding treatment

  • Recommendations for difficulties that have not benefited from interventions

  • Personality testing 

  • Concerns about severe mental illness or severe mental illness "prodrome"

  • Work or school accommodations for emotional difficulties   

  • Wanting to understand yourself better

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Intellectual Assessments

IQ testing is required for admission to some private schools or gifted programs. I can administer the WPPSI-IV, WISC-V and WAIS-IV.

For Professionals

 

  • Formal and informal consultation

  • Expanding assessment skills to include individuals of different age groups

  • Workshops and presentations (inquire about free talks)

  • Second opinions

  • Help deciding what type of assessment is right for you client

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Forensic Evaluations

 

  • Juvenile and adult competency to stand trial

  • Legal insanity

  • Immigration (bilingual in Spanish)

  • Educational rights

  • Trauma/PTSD

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Learn how someone's brain works including their areas of strength and weaknesses. 

Common presenting concerns include evaluations:

  • ADHD evaluations 

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions

  • Suspected in-utero exposure to harmful substances 

  • Difficulty with day to day activities

  • Functioning in individuals with conditions such as tumors, head injuries, seizures, dementia, and other health conditions

  • Autism spectrum disorders

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Learning Disability Evaluations

 

Determine how cognitive abilities, academic skills, and emotional state impact academic performance.  

Reasons for psychoeducational evaluations include:

 

  • Learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia

  • Identifying interventions and accommodations that will help improve academic performance. 

  • Recommendations for school services (e.g., IEP or 504 plans)

  • Admission test (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.) accommodations

I have experience attending school meetings (IEP, 504) to explain evaluation findings and provide recommendations regarding accommodations. 

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How can I help?

Easy access right off the highway with ample free parking