Tanya Y. Banda, PhD

Tanya Y. Banda is a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Psychologist with specialization in the assessment and diagnosis of young children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout her training, she has worked in both schools and outpatient settings, and has also worked collaboratively with Head Start and other preschool programs to provide mental health consultation.  Dr. Banda provides comprehensive assessments for Autism, developmental delays, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. She also has experience in the assessment of children in the foster system, focusing on the impact of stress and trauma and relational concerns. 

Dr. Banda tailors assessments to each individual’s needs and concerns, and develops assessment batteries that can guide further psychological, psychiatric, and/or educational intervention. Following assessments, Dr. Banda will continue to work with families who are in need of ongoing support to understand results of the evaluation or to follow-through with recommendations. In addition to assessment, Dr. Banda enjoys working with families to provide developmental guidance in order to improve the parent-child relationship and address common behavioral concerns in early childhood. Dr. Banda’s treatment approach is based on attachment theory and the benefits of positive parenting. Her goal is to help families learn how to guide children in developing emotional and behavioral regulation while strengthening familial relationships. 

She obtained her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Texas A&M University and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in infant and early childhood mental health at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.