Hilya Delband Tehrani, Psy.D., BCBA-D


Dr. Tehrani is a licensed clinical psychologist, child development specialist and behavior analyst who has been providing therapeutic services for children and adolescents for over 17 years. She has specialized training and expertise in working with children with Developmental Delays, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing individual/family therapy and psycho-educational assessment. Dr. Tehrani received her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and attended the University of California, Los Angeles as an undergraduate. She is also Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience implementing behavioral change plans within classroom settings. She combines her training as a child psychologist with her behavioral expertise to assist families in setting up evidence-based interventions that can transform the lives of children in the home or school setting.

Dr. Tehrani has conducted numerous assessments to evaluate children’s learning profiles, to determine what type of supports and services will enhance a child’s growth, and to create a road map for parents whose children don’t fit within the conventional box of the educational system. In collaboration with families, she provides training and consultation to multi-disciplinary teams providing services for children with autism and learning differences. In addition to being available for individual consultation, Dr. Tehrani offers training workshops for school personnel outlining evidence based practices in behavior management, as well as parenting workshops focused on tackling challenges faced when parenting toddlers and preschoolers.

Dr. Tehrani sees children as self-motivated learners who seek to do their best with the tools they have at their disposal. When a child is exhibiting behaviors of concern or difficulties with learning, it is our job to determine the underlying cause of these symptoms. Dr. Tehrani believes that children succeed when their individual differences are well understood, when they feel secure and connected, and when environmental supports are present to provide scaffolding without impeding autonomy. She relies on the use of scientifically rigorous tools to collaborate with families in developing a plan to nurture a child’s growth and success.