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 have learning differences and also experience anxiety or depression.
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 daughter.