About Dr. Bahador
Dr. Bahador is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California with over 25 years of clinical experience. She specializes in conducting psycho-educational, neuropsychological, intellectual, and psychological assessments. She also provides parent consultations (i.e., school placement considerations; parent education and training), 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. degree in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles in 1999 (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 n the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders by top UCLA psychiatrists (James McCracken, M.D. and James McGough, M.D. ~ both "Superdoctors" Southern California 2020) and
neuropsychologists (including Lorie Humphrey, Ph.D.). In this setting, Dr. Bahador conducted clinical and diagnostic interviews with children, adolescents, and adults. She also conducted neuropsychological, cognitive, and academic assessments with children and adolescents. 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 moved on to earn 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 private practice of neuropsychologist, Lorie Humphrey, Ph.D., 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 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.