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Welcome to 2022! 

School is back in session and so are we! 

 providing neuropsychological / academic evaluations,

neurodevelopmental and gifted testing

for children, adolescents, young adults.   

We are here for you!

Now booking into spring and summer!


if you are concerned about your child's ability to reach their full potential,

please reach out for a consultation. 





PODCASTS: listen here to dr rita's most recent podcasts for parents




WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD DOESNT FIT IN: https://rss.com/podcasts/hayupodcast/292997/ 


ARTICLE:  How do I know if I should have my child tested? 

How To Know When Your Child Needs To Be Tested




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Meet Our Associates!

Nicole Vale, Psy.D.

Dr. Nicole Vale is a licensed psychologist with post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. She specializes in neuropsychological assessments with children and young adults. Dr. Vale maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California. 

Her training and experience have been in psychological and neuropsychological assessment in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals and forensic hospitals. This extensive training has allowed Dr. Vale the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and help her understand that each client and their perspective is unique. Dr. Vale specializes in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of areas such as learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, gifted populations, medical issues and concussions.

The goal with every assessment is to provide clear guidance on why a child is struggling right now, and how to help. Dr. Vale is focused on creating connections throughout the evaluation. She focuses on creating an environment in which you and your child feel most comfortable to ease the testing process and also get a clear picture of how an evaluation can assist over the lifespan. While the information gathered during an evaluation is imperative, it is the feedback and later questions that usually come once an evaluation is completed. The recommendations focus on achievable, realistic and evidenced based interventions. You can reach Dr. Vale at [email protected]

License and Education
Licensed California Psychologist PSY27080
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Post-Doctoral Training in Clinical Neuropsychology
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy



Darrell Walters, Ph.D.

Dr. Darrell Walters is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow with extensive training in neuropsychology and clinical practice. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. For over 10 years he has worked with children and families providing evidence-based therapies in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. From this unique perspective as a treating clinician, he understands how to guide individuals and families with compassion through the assessment process, uncover strengths and weaknesses, and address the complex challenges that leads one to seek out a neuropsychological assessment. He also takes delight in helping each individual better understand how their brain works, and through this process of discovery, become better able to lean into their strengths and abilities while minimizing frustrations through effective interventions.

His treatment approach is informed by the latest research in neuroscience, psychological theories and developmental perspectives. He has in-depth training and experience in neuropsychological assessment within a variety of clinical settings, and he obtained additional training in evidence-based integrated care models for youth with atypical neurodevelopmental challenges. He has trained at Kaiser San Diego/UCSD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Help Group, and UCLA. Dr. Darrell also assists Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and the team at the Mindsight Institute, and formerly worked for Apple, Inc. You can reach Dr. Darrell at [email protected].

License and Education
Licensed California Psychologist PSY33348
California Board of Behavioral Sciences LMFT78606
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 
Masters in Psychology
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy 
Masters of Divinity 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

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