I believe in the power of intersections and the intersectionality of one’s identity. As a bilingual and multi-cultural psychologist, I provide psychological services that incorporate the varied and unique facets of your personality. 

I conduct various types of psychological testing/evaluations to understand the potential underlying reasons for a persons behavioral or emotional difficulties, varied capabilities (e.g., academic, intellectual, vocational), and/or personality challenges. 

I specialize in conducting psychological assessments that incorporate the intersectionality of each individual. I conduct clinical interviews and standardized evaluations that consider the influence of culture, linguistics, identity, and any other intrinsic and/or environmental factors so that we can get a complete picture of your diagnosis and provide you with sound recommendations.

The process of conducting these evaluations is methodical and incorporates various intersecting facets and identities such as language, culture, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, (dis)abilities, religion, spirituality, and gender identity.

Typically, there are four core components of a psychological evaluation.

  1. Carefully selected standardized tests that provide quantitative scores. This process also includes assessing which language (English or Spanish) should be used for testing.
  2. Conducting a clinical interview to understand relevant background information such as personal and childhood history, life experiences, school history, and family history.
  3. For children/adolescents, an observation of the person in their natural environment, such as school, home, or a community setting. 
  4. Collateral interviews– this can include speaking with teachers, co-workers, partners, and/or other medical and mental health providers to obtain a holistic picture of each client.

Psychodiagnostic Assessment

You will receive a comprehensive evaluation (which includes multiple tests) to determine diagnostic impressions and receive treatment recommendations.

Neuro-developmental Assessments

Intellectual Delays

Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder

Learning Disabilities

Communication Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)

This option is for parents seeking a second opinion following the school’s standardized testing and results from the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). I am an authorized vendor with various school districts in San Diego County. I have conducted numerous IEEs, which include standardized testing and serving as your advocate for the IEE results meeting.  I will also attend the IEE meeting with you to present my findings and recommendations.

Personality Assessments

Receive an in-depth evaluation of your personality tendencies and how these might be affecting your relationships.

How long will psychological testing take?

It depends on what type of testing you are seeking, whether it be an ADHD evaluation, cognitive assessment, or personality testing, etc. Testing time can range anywhere between 2-8 hours in which we would meet face to face at my office. There would be breaks depending on the flow of testing. My goal is to get accurate results, and so if you or your child begin to fatigue, we may have to schedule an additional day of testing. I may also give you various self-report (for yourself) or parent forms to fill out (for your child) via paper form or a link to a secure website.

After completion of the assessment, I will have the report ready for you within two weeks. Expedited reports can be available with an additional fee. I will then invite you back for the feedback session where I verbally present the results of the test and also provide you with the written report.

Not sure which one is best?

Feel free to contact me to explore which type of assessment best meets your needs.