Our Team

“We value and respect others, and place our patients needs first. It is a privilege to serve those in need of our services. Our philosophy is to treat the whole person, not just the disorder. We pride ourselves for providing high quality of work and delivering the highest standard of care .”

HAYGOUSH KALINIAN, PhD (Curriculum Vitae)
CA License # PSY20155
National Register Cert #51771

CLINICAL, GERIATRIC, & FORENSIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, COASTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Before pursuing a career in Neuropsychology, Dr. Kalinian worked as a CT/MRI scan technologist. It was during this time that she became interested in brain-behavior relationships. Surely, a person with an abnormal brain scan behaved differently than one with a normal one? How did these abnormalities affect a person’s quality of life? What is the relationship between brain dysfunction and behavior? Questions such as these piqued her curiosity and lead her on a career path to become a
Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Doctor Kalinian obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Arizona, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Forensic Psychology from New York, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology with specialty certification in Neuropsychological Assessment from Palo Alto, CA.

Doctor Kalinian completed a predoctoral Internship in Neuropsychology at UC-Davis Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship/residency training in Neuropsychology at UC-San Francisco’s General Hospital.

Doctor Kalinian is a member of the Medical Staff at St Joseph Health System Mission Hospital, Adjunct Faculty at Argosy University, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and California Psychological Association.

Doctor Kalinian has received numerous honors and awards, including the Blue Ribbon award of Excellence in Scientific Presentation from American Psychological Association’s DIV 40- Clinical Neuropsychology. She is also a Lifetime Member of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.

Her patients affectionately call her “Dr K”

ERIC HOOVER.   Practice Manager & Billing Specialist

 

 

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