About Dr. Ordaz

I am a licensed clinical and developmental psychologist (PSY28826) with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults thrive. I offer neuropsychological/psychoeducational assessments and also psychotherapy. Given my diverse skills, I am uniquely positioned to help individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and/or attention/learning problems. I also value opportunities to help support parents.

I believe it is essential to utilize research-based assessments and treatments that have also been tailored to the individual needs of my patients. I use collaborative approach so that you or your child can leverage existing strengths and reach your full potential. My goal is to develop a treatment plan that combines your expertise about yourself/your child, data from assessment tools, and my knowledge of the clinical research. When appropriate, I also engage teachers, psychiatrists, and pediatricians.

I bring to my practice over a decade of experience as a clinician and researcher. I was faculty in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, where I researched: (1) the impact of life stress and parenting on neurodevelopment, (2) neurodevelopmental markers of depression and suicide, (3) brain function supporting the development of executive function. I have also worked at Pacific Anxiety Group and Morrissey-Compton Educational Center. My training includes experience working with international experts in adolescent brain development, executive function, ADHD, depression, and anxiety:

  • Postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford

  • Psychology residency at the University of Washington

  • Joint Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh

  • Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health

  • B.S. in Psychology with Distinction from Duke University

I have also been a 7th grade science teacher, providing me with insight into the unique demands and perspectives of educators.

In my free time, I enjoy biking, swimming, hiking, and going to baseball games with my husband and daughters.