MEET THE TEAM
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, and Seeking Safety for Treatment of PTSD and Substance Abuse.
Golnar Alamdari Duncan, Psy.D. (Dr. Goli) is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Goli has a background in working within a wide range of pediatric settings with youth who struggle with neurodevelopmental, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions. She also has years of experience in early childhood assessment with infants and toddlers and obtained valuable training in autism-specific diagnostic tools. She is passionate about integrating her knowledge and clinical experiences with a diverse group of children and their families to provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and interventions that are tailored toward each individual’s unique cognitive, learning, and social-emotional strengths and challenges.
Dr. Goli believes strongly in the importance of providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults that result in data and findings that can be used to inform individualized, evidence-based, and practical educational and treatment recommendations. She values the importance of working within an inter-disciplinary team of other professionals and educators within the student’s support system, and she uses a collaborative approach to helping the student achieve their full potential.
Dr. Goli also provides executive function skills coaching services, based on her background and training in cognitive rehabilitation and behavior modification techniques. She helps students in middle school, high school, and college learn skills related to planning, organization, and time management, while also integrating a positive psychological framework to help empower the student and increase their sense of self-competence in order to set and achieve important goals.
Doctoral Program: Pepperdine University – Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (2019)
Internship: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital - Pediatric Neuropsychology Track (2018-2019)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital - Specialization in Pediatric Neuropsychology (2019 - 2021)
Tatyana Aposhian M.A., AMFT #119537 (supervised by Ani Khatchadourian, PsyD) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. She enjoys collaborating with individuals to navigate life transitions, relational concerns, identity development, stress management, and family conflict.
Tatyana is passionate about helping others improve the emotional quality of their lives using strengths-based approaches that are tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of her clients. She integrates cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, multicultural, and mindfulness based approaches along with attachment theory to provide psychotherapy services for adolescents and young adults. Tatyana deeply values the power of the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a warm and safe environment where desired change is attainable.
Tatyana completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She continued her education at the University of Southern California where she received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She completed extensive clinical training at the Glendale Community College Health Center where she provided therapeutic support and crisis intervention to a diverse college student population. Tatyana is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Jennifer Bayha is an Executive Functions Coach who specializes in teaching students the skills and strategies necessary for individual success. By implementing methods of coaching specific to each client, she guides students towards mastering time management and organizational skills while improving overall focus and the ability to work independently. As a result, students will learn to take responsibility for their achievements and build intrinsic motivation.
Jennifer is passionate about helping students accomplish their goals and realize their capabilities to the fullest extent. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, where she was employed at the Disability Services Center and was trained in organized, legible, thorough note taking to aid students in need of assistance with their studies and enable them to thrive in a university environment. Jennifer has extensive experience in tutoring students of all ages and has a developed expertise to provide the direction and support they need to implement organizational structures essential for academic task completion.
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.