Licensed Educational Psychologist
Thank you for visiting my website! I’m a licensed California educational psychologist (LEP) with more than twenty years of professional experience in the field of school psychology and special education.
Throughout my career I have collaborated with families and school teams to advocate for the best interests of children and youth (ages 3-22). I have extensive experience conducting comprehensive psychoeducational and academic evaluations in order to determine whether students meet special education eligibility criteria for specific learning disability (SLD), other health impairment (OHI), Autism, emotional disturbance (ED), intellectual disability (ID) &/or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Similarly, I am skilled in crafting legally defensible psychoeducational evaluation reports, independent education evaluations (IEEs), functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), educationally related mental health services (ERMHS) evaluations, 504 plans, individualized education plans (IEPs), IEP goals, testing accommodations, etc.
I am available to assess and advocate for the best interests of your child/teenager in obtaining the special education services needed to access the general education curriculum at school. Specifically, I can:
- Evaluate your child, using a full battery of cognitive, academic, processing and social-emotional measures – culminating in a legally defensive comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation report
- Act as an official advocate in IEP meetings and throughout the IEP process
- Consult on issues pertaining to your child/teen’s academics, as well as special education law and IEP procedures
- Provide academic coaching and guidance to children/teens
I am available to conduct independent education evaluations (IEEs), as well as regular psychoeducational evaluations (in the case of staffing shortages or excessive caseloads). I am also available to train your special education and/or general education staff in:
- Special education law
- Learning disabilities
- Behavior management
- SST process and RTI
- Conducting legally defensible psychoeducation evaluations
- ERMHS evaluations
- CBT and mindfulness
While I have spent the majority of my career working in the California public schools, I have also assisted in establishing special needs programs in international schools in Argentina and Germany. I have also authored government policies and designed social emotional learning programs on behalf of United Nations agencies in Azerbaijan, Maldives and Gaza, Palestine.
In regard to my education, I completed my MS in Psychology at San Francisco State University in 2001. In addition to my LEP (License# 3856), I hold valid California Pupil Personnel Services credentials in school psychology and school counseling.
Families and school districts, please feel free to contact me with any questions about my services.