Research Studies

Research studies can be invaluable tools for developing new treatments for disorders of all types. If you are interested in participating in a research study, click on the links below to learn more and determine if you are a candidate.

CHADD does not endorse any of the studies listed here and participants do so at their own discretion. Studies listed here have paid a small donation to Greater OC CHADD in support of this website.


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.

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Help Me Grow Orange County

Deanna Parga, M.Ed

2500 Red Hill Ave., Suite 290B Santa Ana, CA 92705
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.

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.

Cynthia Woelfel, Ph.D.

3300 Irvine Avenue, Suite 111 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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
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
Phone: (949) 275-5225
Services: ADHD evaluations, general psychological testing, psycho-educational 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

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
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
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)

Heightened Focus Coaching

Bobby Vierra

Riverside, CA
Phone: (951) 821-8262
Cell and Text Messages: (951) 821-8262

Orange County Coaching Services

Rodney Ziebol

Irvine, CA
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

Kat Beers-McCormick

Laguna Beach, CA
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

Coco Stanback

Tustin, CA
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

Michael Uram, MA, LMFT, LPCC

2900 Bristol St. Suite G201 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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

Monika W. Yen, LCSW

32242 Paseo Adelanto, Suite D-3 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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

BrightBrain Learning

John Bunyi, MAMFT, Program Director

Greater Orange County
Phone: (949) 231-7129
Services: In-home Academic and Test Prep tutoring for students K-12, specialists in behavior-based tutoring for the ACT, SAT, Math, and Science.

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California

Administrative office: 5212 Katella Ave., #104, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Programming in Huntington Beach, CA

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.

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

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.

Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child

Debra Ann Afarian, Certified Think: Kids Practitioner

Greater Orange County & Surrounding Areas
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.

Fusion Academy

23456 Madero, Suite 140 – Mission Viejo Location Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 716-7384

7711 Center Ave. Suite 120 – Huntington Beach Location Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (657) 200-2300
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.

Annette Hatala OT

Huntington Beach and North Orange County area
Website: developing
Services: As an occupational therapist, former homeschooler, and parent of a child with ADHD, my goal is to assist families with children and adolescents gain productive life skills and techniques to manage the day to day symptoms of ADHD. This includes sensory regulation techniques, alternative learning styles, executive functions, and self-regulating techniques, all which allow these individuals to participate in activities which are meaningful to them.


  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.