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Professional License/Credentialing Information
- Licensed Psychologist (Clinical), State of California – PSY 18249
- Credentialed Health Service Provider in Psychology, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Dr. Karen I. Wilson
Dr. Wilson is a clinical neuropsychologist and the owner of West LA Neuropsychology, PC. Clinical neuropsychology is a specialized discipline of psychology that examines the relationship between brain systems and behavior. Over the last seventeen years, Dr. Wilson’s work has focused on the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, but she also has a great deal of experience evaluating adults. Dr. Wilson began her private practice work when she joined Lorie Humphrey and Associates in 2003. Between 2004 and 2006, she was also a Clinical Psychology Supervisor at the HELP Group in Sherman Oaks, California. In 2010, Dr. Wilson formed her own independent practice.
Dr. Wilson completed her postdoctoral fellowship training in Neuropsychology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center and received practicum training at the Medical Psychology Clinic at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Wilson is a Professor and the Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Psychology Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. At UCLA, she supervises cases involving the neuropsychological assessment of children and adults who present with cognitive, learning, and social-emotional difficulties.
Dr. Wilson’s research has included the examination of psychosocial functioning in children with learning disorders and/or AD/HD and psychological functioning in college students with AD/HD. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She was also given a certificate of recognition by the California Legislature Assembly for her dedication and commitment to students and the community.
Dr. Nicole Michaeli
Dr. Nicole Michaeli is a Psychological Associate of West LA Neuropsychology, PC, and an independent contractor. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Michaeli received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned her Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.
Dr. Michaeli has developed her specialization in child and adolescent testing through her experience conducting evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings, including not-for-profit organizations and private practice. Dr. Michaeli completed a pre-doctoral internship at a community based mental health center where she provided assessments for at-risk children and adolescents. Dr. Michaeli was a post-doctoral fellow at the Westside and Harbor Regional Centers, where she acquired further training in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Prior to joining West LA Neuropsychology, PC, Dr. Michaeli worked for over three years in private practice, providing evaluations for children and adolescents with various learning disorders, attentional problems, and psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety. In addition to her testing experience, Dr. Michaeli provided individual and group therapy to adults and children at the Julia Ann Singer Center of Vista Del Mar, with an emphasis on psychodynamic based play therapy. This foundation has been useful to her ability to better conceptualize children’s difficulties and develop comprehensive, practical treatment plans.
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Teresa Darensbourg, MA is the office manager for West LA Neuropsychology, PC. Teresa has Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, and she has a special interest in child development. Teresa is a Spanish-English speaker with experience working with children and parents as a behavior therapist, research assistant, social worker’s assistant, project manager, and educational coach. Her Master’s thesis examined intellectual, social and emotional functioning in children diagnosed with AD/HD and learning disabilities. Her interest in studying child psychology grew from wanting to understand the complexity of learning and behavior and how difficulties are connected to the human experience.
Teresa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and she hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in the future.
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