Ani Khatchadourian, PsyD is the founder and clinical director of Dr. Ani & Associates. She is a clinical neuropsychologist licensed in the state of California (PSY 28265). Dr. Khatchadourian specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, language issues), medical conditions and treatments affecting the central nervous system (e.g., neural tumors, epilepsy, stroke, genetic disorders, late effects of cancer treatments,), traumatic brain injury/sports concussions, emotional and behavioral issues, and other conditions that may impact cognitive, academic, or social functioning. Her evaluations are focused on determining strengths and vulnerabilities for educational and treatment planning.
In addition to her work in neuropsychological evaluations, Dr. Khatchadourian has a secondary specialization in cognitive remediation in executive functions, or "executive skills coaching." Dr. Khatchadourian works with school aged, high school, and college-level students with executive functioning difficulties to help teach them skills related to organization, time management, planning, prioritizing, focusing, and study strategies to optimize their learning. Dr Khatchadourian combines her training and experiences in behavior management and cognitive rehabilitation, along with her knowledge of client-specific neurocognitive profiles, to provide individualized interventions that are generalizable to the student's home, school, and interpersonal life.
Dr. Khatchadourian earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2012. She completed a predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute/The Help Group. She has specialized experience evaluating and treatment planning for children, adolescents, and young adults with concussions, and as part of her postdoctoral training, was part of a multi-disciplinary sports concussion clinic at UCLA that helps serve the neurological, cognitive, academic, and psychosocial needs of youth with sports-related injuries. Dr. Khatchadourian has presented at multiple national and international conferences in the areas of clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.
Marilyn DeLaTorre, LMFT is a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California (MFT 45440). Marilyn has many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She specializes in the integrated delivery of therapeutic techniques from various orientations, including cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and attachment-related theories. These models are used to strengthen the client’s social, emotional and cognitive skills development. The client’s success at home, school, and community is facilitated through a “team approach” where individual goals are collaboratively evaluated and set. Interventions to meet those goals are implemented in a supportive therapeutic environment. Marilyn strongly values the role a parent plays in a child’s life and works to support a positive parent-child relationship through psycho-education and counseling. Each person and family is viewed as unique with an innate ability to grow and succeed in achieving the goals that are set.
Marilyn earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Pacific Oaks College in 2003. She worked for a non-profit mental health agency for 15 years, focusing on providing behavioral management and psychological services for children in crisis. In 2008, Marilyn began working in private practice, with those who were experiencing difficulty fulfilling their full potential. She continues to provide supportive counseling to all who are wanting to increase their emotional and psychological well-being. Currently Marilyn is an adjunct professor at Pacific Oaks College, School of Cultural and Family Psychology.
Marilyn's certificates include; Mindfullness for Treating Kids and Teens, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Clinic Treatment Anxiety Professional (to be completed in September 2019), and Seeking Safety for Treatment of PTSD and Substance Abuse.
Tatyana Aposhian is a marriage and family therapist trainee who is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at the University of Southern California. Tatyana serves as the MFT Cohort Representative for the class of 2020 and will start her traineeship this fall at Glendale Community College, providing therapeutic support to the college student population. Prior to attending USC, Tatyana graduated from the University of California, Irvine with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology. At Dr. Ani & Associates, Tatyana is a psychometrist and plays a role in patient care by administering and scoring various neuropsychological tests. She is passionate about helping others improve the emotional quality of their lives and participating in mental health advocacy efforts to end the stigma associated with mental illness and help-seeking behaviors.
Tatyana plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and gain further experience working with a variety of populations. She aspires to continue supporting college students as a psychologist at a university counseling center as well as work in private practice, where she can provide counseling and assessment services to all.
Brooke Ormonde joined Dr. Ani & Associates as the Office Manager in 2019. With her strong background in business administration, she is committed to helping serve our clients and their families from the reception desk. In this role, she provides administrative support to the clinical staff at Dr. Ani & Associates while overseeing the day-to-day operations.