Dr. Kimia Taheri has over 7 years of experience in the field of educational and behavioral psychology. In her role as psychological assistant, Dr. Taheri conducts mental health and psycho-diagnostic evaluations and develops diagnosis reports – working under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.
Before joining Willowbrooks Behavioral Health, Dr. Taheri worked as an associate clinical supervisor at California Psychcare (CPC), where she supervised behavior therapy cases for clients with autism and similar developmental disabilities. In this role, Dr. Taheri used behavior analysis (ABA) methodologies and procedures, and she designed and implemented appropriate curriculum for California Psychcare clients using this science-based approach.
Dr. Taheri has also worked as a school psychologist at Orange Unified School District and Capistrano Unified School District, where she conducted psycho-educational assessment and functional behavior assessment (FBA). She also developed behavior intervention plans (BIPs) and individual education plans (IEPs) for all grade levels throughout these districts.
Dr. Taheri completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the California State University, Northridge in 2003. She then completed a Master of Arts in school psychology with a pupil personnel services (PPS) credential in 2005, followed by a doctorate degree in educational psychology in 2009, at the Alliant International University.