Our Psychologists

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Tina Bahador, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

Founder/Owner

Dr. Bahador is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY17144) in California with over 25 years of clinical experience. She specializes in conducting psycho-educational,  neuropsychological, and intellectual assessments. She also provides parent consultations (i.e., parent education and training; school placement considerations), in

addition to individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults. 

Dr. Bahador completed a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 1993 and

a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (APA approved). Dr. Bahador completed her pre-doctoral internships at the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center and Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry. In both settings, she conducted individual psychotherapy,

psycho-educational assessments and stress management workshops. 

 

Dr. Bahador completed her post-doctoral hours at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) from 1999 to 2001 as Project Coordinator of the ADHD Genetic Study.  She received extensive clinical training in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism

Spectrum Disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders, by top UCLA psychiatrists and neuropsychologists. 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 after completing her post-doctoral training at UCLA. 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 individual parent education and training sessions, 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 psycho-educational assessments, neuropsychological assessments, and intellectual 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.

 

Shannon Daley, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Daley has been a licensed clinical psychologist in California since 1998 (PSY15783). She obtained a B.A. in Psychology in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996, both from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She completed pre-doctoral traineeships at the UCLA Affective Disorders Clinic, focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adults, and the Seeds University Elementary School (now the UCLA Lab School), conducting psychotherapy with children, skills groups, and parenting groups. Dr. Daley completed a predoctoral internship at the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Center (SFVCGC), where she conducted individual, family, and group psychotherapy, in addition to psycho-educational assessments of children and adolescents.  

 

After obtaining her doctorate degree, Dr. Daley completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA investigating the predictors and consequences of mood disorders in adolescent girls transitioning to adulthood, for which she received the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research. Her academic work involved detailed semi-structured diagnostic and life stress interviews of participants over the course of several years.  Dr. Daley also served as a staff psychologist at the SFVCGC, working primarily with juvenile offenders and their families, as well as at TIES for Adoption in the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA, conducting assessments of young children, in addition to psychotherapy with children and prospective adoptive parents.  

 

Dr. Daley served as a faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1998 to 2006 where she taught undergraduate courses on abnormal psychology and clinical psychology, graduate courses on psychological assessment, and supervised doctoral students. She then moved on to serve as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA in the Department of Psychology from 2006 to 2013 supervising child psychotherapy, as well as assessments, conducted by psychology graduate students. Dr. Daley has served as an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA since 2013, supervising child, adolescent, and adult psycho-educational assessments conducted by psychology graduate students.

Dr. Daley is approved by The Mirman School for highly gifted children to do IQ testing as a part of the application process.

Dr. Daley is a co-author of 23 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles, and her work has been featured in popular outlets including National Public Radio (NPR), The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Teen People magazine and Glamour magazine. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.