Directory of Professionals

The following list consists of professionals who are members of CHADD. Greater OC CHADD provides the information on this page as a service to the community, but does not make recommendations for any of the listed professionals or service providers. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

Disclaimer

  1. The professional members here are not a comprehensive listing of these services. The professionals on this list are professionals who have become members of CHADD. CHADD is self-supporting through membership and contributions. These professionals are listed here to assist families and individuals living with ADHD. The BEST way to become knowledgeable about ADHD is to attend our FREE monthly meetings. We ask that you take a “Year of Paying Attention” to become an informed advocate for you, your loved one and your family.  
  2. CHADD has not investigated the professionals on this list, and CHADD does not have the ability to evaluate their competence in providing services to families and individuals living with ADHD. This is a listing of professional members of CHADD who have indicated they provide services for families and individuals living with ADHD. It is suggested that you contact the local professional association or check credentials with licensing/accrediting organizations for the provider you need. You should personally question and investigate each provider to assess the provider’s suitability for your particular needs.  Attending CHADD meetings helps to give you best-practice, evidence-based current information to make informed decisions about putting together your “team” of professionals. 
  3. CHADD does not recommend, endorse, or represent products, services, publications, medications or treatments, including those listed or advertised in the resource book. Placement of a listing or advertisement does not represent an endorsement by CHADD, nor does it represent any testimony by CHADD as to the quality of the products/services listed or advertised and the validity of the claims made in the listing/advertisement. CHADD does not have the ability to offer licensing or accreditation to anyone.

Help Center

Help Me Grow Orange County
2500 Red Hill Ave., Suite 290B
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Deanna Parga, M.Ed
website: helpMeGrowOC.org
Phone: 866-476-9025
Services: A no-charge call center that can help parents obtain referrals for a diagnosis, classes or services for young children in Orange County.  They will direct you to support services and follow you through the process of getting help.  It is a collaboration between Children’s Hospital of Orange County and UC Irvine.

Psychiatrist

Lucretia A. Reed, M.D.
16052 Beach Blvd   Suite 228
Huntington Beach CA 92647
Phone: 714-841-3465  x1#
Fax: 714-841-1882
Services: Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist working with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Psychoses with and Integrative medicine approach.

Psychologist

Cynthia Woelfel, PhD
3300 Irvine Avenue, Suite 111
Newport Beach, CA 92660
email: cynthiawoelfel@gmail.com
website: cynthiawoelfelphd,com
Phone: 714-505-1810
Services: Evaluations for ADHD, Psychotherapy, Mind-Body Medicine for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Richard D. Recor, Ph.D.
101 Pacifica, Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92618
email: drrecor@sbcglobal.net
website: DrRecor.com
Phone: 949-720-0167
Services: ADHD Evaluation and Treatment of Adults and Children, Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Biofeedback

Michelle Matusoff, Ph.D.
3101 W. Coast Hwy  Suite 407
Newport Beach, CA  92663
email: mm@testingforchildren.com
website: testingforchildren.com
Phone: 949-275-5225
Services: ADHD evaluations, general psychological testing, psychoeducational testing for Children, adolescents and adults

Jodie Knott, Ph.D.
5212 Katella Ave., #104, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
901 Dove St., #150, Newport Beach, CA 92660
website: drjodieknott.com
Phone: 714-490-3428
Fax: 562-493-1684
Services: Assessment, Therapy, and Consultation Services for Children and Adults

Rebecca U. Romo, Psy.D.
5242 Katella Ave, Suite 202
Los Alamitos, CA  90720
website: drrebeccaromo.com
Phone: 562-293-3095
Fax: 562-431-3200
Services:Adult Psychotherapy and Consultation Specializing in Adult ADHD, Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Patrick Aleknavicius, Psy.D., L.P.
Clinical Psychologist
CA#PSY21973, MN#LP5150
Inner Fokus
352 3rd St Ste 308
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
website: innerfokus.com
Phone: 949-393-4219
Fax: 877-310-9920
Services: Psychological testing, ADHD Diagnostic Assessments (all ages), ADHD skills training, Parent skills training, Tele-therapy, Consultation about IEPs & School Support Needs, PEERS Social Skills Training groups (Certified Provider)

ADHD Coach

Coach Juli Shulem, CPC, PCC
713 Cathedral Pointe Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Juli Shulem
email: balance@coachjuli.com
website:  coachjuli.com
Phone: 805-964-2389
Cell: 805-570-6660
Text:  805-570-6660

Heightened Focus Coaching
Riverside, CA
Bobby Vierra
email: Bobby@HeightenedFocus.com
website: HeightenedFocus.com
Phone: 951-821-8262
Cell: 951-821-8262
Text: 951-821-8262

Orange County Coaching Services
Irvine, CA
Rodney Ziebol
email: rziebol@occoachingservices.com
website: occoachingservices.com
Phone: 949-751-6032
Services:  Co-Active Life / ADHD Coaching, Personal / Professional Time Management (GTD), Career Discovery.  Serving College Age and Adults with ADHD and / or Aspergers, Entrepreneurs

ADD Help Alliance
Laguna Beach, CA
Kat Beers-McCormick
email: kat@addaha.com
website: addaha.com
Phone: 949-295-7664
Services:  ADHD coaching with adults, college students, and parents or partners of those with ADHD. I offer local in-person coaching and nationwide coaching over Skype or phone

Heart 4 Kids Coaching, LLC
Tustin, CA
Coco Stanback
email: heart4kidscoaching@gmail.com
website: heart4kids.com
Phone: 714-884-4631
Cell: 949-929-5081
Services: ADHD Coaching for Parents and Students-available in English and Spanish Coaching can be done in-person, via phone, or Skype

ADD & Life Possibilities Coaching
Dana Point, CA
Steve Cogan, M.P.H., A.C.G (Coach & 20 year Educator)
email: Ruredy4mrc2@aol.com
website: ADDLifePossibilitiesCoach.com
Phone: 949-395-1569
Services: ADD/ADHD Coaching for Pre-Teens to College Age, Parents, Couples, and Working adults. Holistic Brain-based approach considers belief systems and influences of sleep, nutrition, exercise, and stress. Mindfulness based stress reduction and organizational strategies. Behavior Modification/Incentive-based Systems for Parents and Children. Offer home visits. Clients seen in person or conveniently over the phone or Skype.

Beyond ADHD 4 Us
27601 Forbes Road, #49
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Nancie Kohlenberger
email: nanciek@BeyondADHD4Us.com
website: beyondadhd4us.com
Phone: 949-922-8548
Fax: 888-722-4292
Services: Specialize in couples coaching and consulting with the goal of supporting couples who are negatively impacted by ADHD in restoring the love and trust in their relationship. Adult ADHD assessment. CBT for Adult ADHD. Individual and group psychotherapy. Treat Anxiety with EMDR.

ADHD Couples Support / Beyond ADHD
27601 Forbes Road, #49
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Steve Kohlenberger, MA. Psychology, B.S. CIS, PMP, ASCT
email: steve@beyondadhd4us.com – Couples
website: beyondadhd4us.com – Couples
email: steve@beyondadhd.com – Individuals
website: beyondadhd.com – Individuals
Phone: 949-288-3459
Text: 949-288-3459
Services: ADHD Couples Coaching/Consulting with both Steve (husband) & Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT (wife) (both have ADHD); Adult ADHD Coaching; Training Essential Couples skills; Positive Metrics, O.O.P.S., Forgiveness, Accountability, Mindfulness; Professional Project Management; Nutrition w/Nutraceuticals. Call for a FREE introductory session. In person (office or coffee shop) or video conference (Skype, Google Hangout, Appear.In).

Educational Therapist

Mary E Kuykendall, MA RSCC
2613 View Lake
Santa Ana, CA 92705
email:  m-kuykendall@sbcglobal.net
website:  tutoring-orange-county.com
Phone: 714-744-0950
Services:  Reading and math remediation; academic testing for learning disabilities including dyslexia; homework help; consultation regarding school learning needs

Cheryl A. SMITH, MA
Irvine, CA 92604
email:  cheryldad@aol.com
Facebook page: specialneedshomeschooltutoring
Phone: 714-323-4568
Services: Educational therapy; progressive approach for alternative learners, mainstream and gifted; assessment, remediation, enrichment, all subjects, ages, homeschool

Marriage & Family Therapist / Professional Clinical Counselor

Michael Uram
2900 Bristol St. Suite G201
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Michael Uram, MA, LMFT, LPCC
email: michael@michaeluram.com
website: MichaelUram.com
Phone: 949-777-6694
Fax: 714–641–0334
Services: Individual, Family and Group psychotherapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD and Asperger’s, building motivation, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and couples counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW

Monika W. Yen, LCSW
32242 Paseo Adelanto
Suite D-3
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
email: familywellnessoc@gmail.com
website: familywellnessoc.com
Cell and Text Messages: 949-903-4218
Services: ADHD counseling for children of all ages, adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples.  ADHD support includes problem solving for areas affected by ADHD to include at home, at school, time management, and in relationships.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for all issues, to include anxiety, depression

Learning Centers and Tutorial Services

Stowell Learning Center
1150 Main Street, Suite C – Irvine
Irvine, CA 92614
15192 Center Avenue – Chino
Chino, CA  91710
email: irvine@learningdisability.com – Irvine
email: info@learningdisability.com – Chino
website: learningdisability.com
Phone: 949-477-4133 – Irvine
Phone: 909-598-2482 – Chino
Services: The Stowell Learning Center was established in 1984 as a diagnostic, tutorial center for students with learning disabilities. In the past 30 years we have helped hundreds of students with a variety of learning challenges become successful learners. Services can include Cognitive educational therapy, study skills, memory aids, learning style enhanced teaching for reading skills. Based in Chino and Irvine. Serving the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.

PRIDE Learning Center
27001 La Paz Rd., Suite 354 – Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
email: info@pridelearningcenter.com
website: pridelearningcenter.com
Phone: 949-484-0230
Services: We teach reading, writing and comprehension.  Our multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham program reaches all students especially those with ADHD, dyslexia, auditory processing and other learning differences.  We provide 1:1 services In-Home and On-Site as well as we have over 14 summer reading camp locations throughout Southern California.  Kids LOVE coming to PRIDE!

BrightBrain Learning
Greater Orange County
John Bunyi, MAMFT, Program Director
Services: In-home Academic and Test Prep tutoring for students K-12, specialists in behavior-based tutoring for the ACT, SAT, Math, and Science.

Children’s Programs

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California
Administrative office–5212 Katella Ave., #104, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Programming in Huntington Beach, CA
website: questcampsofsocal.com
Phone: 714-490-3428
Fax: 562-493-1684
Services: Group Therapy and Social Skills interventions for children 6 to 18 with mild to moderate social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties with 7 weeks of summer camp and rock climbing and general after school groups during the school year.

Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Learning Center

Attention Learning Center
Michael Linden, Ph.D.
25201 Paseo de Alicia, Suite 118, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
345 Saxony Road, Suite 104, Encinitas, CA 92024
email: attnlrnctr@gmail.com
website: lindenalc.com, attentionlearningcenter.com
Phone: 949-489-3233
Services: Neurofeedback and biofeedback treatment of ADHD, ASD, anxiety & concussions; ADHD computerized assessment of children, adolescents & adults; QEEG subtype evaluation of ADHD, ASD, concussions.

Parenting

Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child
Greater Orange County & Surrounding Areas
Debra Ann Afarian, Certified Think:Kids Mentor
email: dafarian@hbcc.us
website: hbcc.us
Phone: 714-695-1057
Services:  Courses for parents, teachers and professionals on Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child which have typically been poorly understood. Learn a practical alternative method for helping behaviorally challenging children when approaches involving rewards, punishments and ignoring are not working.  Courses and Overviews are on-going.   Serving those with ADHD, Asperger’s, Anxiety and co-occurring conditions, especially the Twice Exceptional. 

Private Schools

Fusion Academy
23456 Madero, Suite 140 – Mission Viejo Location
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
email: qbenitez@fusionacademy.com
Phone: 949-716-7384
7711 Center Ave. Suite 120 – Huntington Beach Location
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
email: achapman@fusionacademy.com
Phone: 657-200-2300
website: fusionacademy.com
Services:  Fusion Academy is much more than an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 – it’s a revolutionary community of learning where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential in every student – and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.

The Prentice School
18341 Lassen Drive
N. Tustin, CA 92705
email: prenticeschool@prentice.org
Phone: 714-538-4511
website: www.prentice.org
Services: The Prentice School is a private, nonprofit academic school for grades K-8 with an established reputation as one of the leading schools for children with learning differences that include dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, and anxiety. The Prentice approach is designed to engage students on three learning pathways, including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Using evidence-based curriculum and instructional methodologies, a structured literacy approach, multi-sensory instructional strategies, and ongoing progress monitoring, The Prentice School offers an unparalleled learning experience to students with learning differences who possess average to high intelligence, whose needs have not been met in a more traditional classroom setting.

Advocacy & School Support

Special Needs OC
Serving Orange County, Riverside, & San Bernadino 
Danielle Wiltchik, MA SpEd 
email: SpecialNeeds4OC@Gmail.com
Phone: 949-378-3002
Services: Advocating and Training families to advocate for themselves. For parents who have a child with learning differences, ADHD or have special needs, the development of an appropriate school based plan (IEP/ISP/504) is crucial to a child’s education and parent’s piece of mind. We assist families to successfully navigate this process. Our deep understanding of educational laws and educational interventions, combined with non-adversarial child centered focus, allow us to provide parents with a wholistic approach to working with Districts and the teachers who educate our children.  We attend IEP/504 meetings, provide training and insight to programming and collaboration between home, school and community services.