Tina Bahador, Ph.D.
Dr. Bahador is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY17144) in California with over 25 years of clinical experience. She specializes in conducting diagnostic, intellectual, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological assessments. She also provides parent consultations (i.e., clinical consultations to obtain guidance regarding a child or adolescent; school placement consultations), in addition to individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults.
Dr. Bahador completed her pre-doctoral internships at the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center and also Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry. In both settings, she conducted individual psychotherapy, psycho-educational assessments and stress management workshops. Dr. Bahador obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1999 and then completed her post-doctoral work at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, as Project Coordinator of the ADHD Genetic Study. Dr. Bahador received extensive clinical training and supervision by top UCLA psychiatrists and neuropsychologists in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. In that setting, Dr. Bahador conducted neuropsychological, intellectual, and academic assessments with children and adolescents. She also conducted clinical and diagnostic interviews with children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Bahador obtained her license as a clinical psychologist in the state of California in 2001. She then earned a position as a staff psychologist and supervisor at St. John's Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica. In that setting, she conducted psycho-educational assessments and psychotherapy with children and adolescents. She also conducted parenting classes, provided parent education and training,, and supervised pre-doctoral interns.
Dr. Bahador also joined the neuropsychology practice of Lorie Humphrey, Ph.D. and Associates in 2001 (initially part time and eventually full time), where she received extensive training and supervision regarding neuropsychological assessments. Over the course of two years, Dr. Bahador conducted over one hundred neuropsychological assessments under the direct consultation of neuropsychologist, Dr. Humphrey.
Dr. Bahador has been working in her independent private practice in 2003. Her clinical work has specialized in diagnostic assessments, intellectual assessments, psycho-educational assessments, and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Bahador has been conducting intellectual assessments as part of the admissions process to the Mirman School for highly gifted children since 2004. Dr. Bahador has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1999.