Golnar Alamdari Duncan, PsyD
Dr. Golnar Alamdari Duncan (Dr. Goli) is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Goli has experience working with a diverse group of youth struggling with neurodevelopmental, medical, and psychiatric conditions. She has expertise in early childhood assessment and is highly trained in autism-specific diagnosis.
Dr. Goli earned her bachelor's degree in psychology magna cum laude and her master’s degree in psychology with distinction from CSUN, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with distinction from Pepperdine University. She completed a predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL. Through her training, Dr. Goli learned to value the importance of working within an interdisciplinary team of professionals and educators. Therefore, she uses a collaborative approach to helping the student achieve their full potential with the aid of their full support system.
Dr. Goli also provides executive skills coaching based on her background and training in cognitive rehabilitation and behavior modification techniques. She guides students from middle school through college by teaching skills related to planning, organization, and time management. By integrating a positive psychology framework, Dr. Goli helps empower her clients to uncover their true level of competence and reach their highest potential to set and achieve their individual goals.
Dr. Goli is passionate about providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults that produce data and findings which inform the recommendations for individualized, evidence-based, and practical treatments. By integrating her training and clinical experiences with a diverse group of children and families, Dr. Goli can tailor the assessments and interventions to the cognitive, learning, and social-emotional strengths and challenges unique to the individual client.