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Herman & Associates in
South Pasadena, also serving San
Marino, La Canada, San
Gabriel Valley, and Los Angeles

Herman & Associates
is also in
Santa Clarita Valley/Valencia!

Psychodiagnostic Evaluations for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Intellectually Gifted.

Psychotherapy and Counseling for Success!

Herman & Associates
...Peace of Mind

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    Herman & Associates: South Pasadena/Valencia


    Business Office: 1137 Huntington Drive, Building A South Pasadena, CA 91030 323.344.0123

    Santa Clarita/Valencia Office: 27201 Tourney Road, Suite 201-U  Valencia , CA 91355   661.286.1200

    COVID-19 Update: Herman & Associates is OPEN during the COVID-19 health crisis using telehealth and some in-office assessment visits with COVID precautions. Our business office remains closed to in-person transactions, but remains available to address billing, scheduling, and paperwork issues by phone, email, and fax Monday-Friday 1-5pm.

    Herman & Associates was founded in 1988 and provides counseling and psychodiagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Our experienced team of licensed professionals assist individuals, couples, and families in southern California with developmental, educational, attentional, emotional, and transition challenges throughout the life span.


Visit our Psychodiagnostic Assessment website for more information.

Comprehensive psychodiagnostic testing for children, adolescents, and adults.

  • Psychological Testing
  • Assessments for:
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD).
    • Learning Disabilities in reading (dyslexia), math, writing, processing speed, fine-motor coordination, etc.
    • Intellectually Gifted
    • Twice Exceptional (2E).
    • Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder.
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), such as Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA).
    • Substance Abuse Disorders.
    • Affect Regulation, Anger Management, and Other Emotional Issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, generalized anxiety disorder).

    Our psychoeducational assessments meet or exceed the testing criteria for most professional review boards (e.g., the College board, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, California State Bar Exam, MCAT, among others).

    If you are outside southern California, please click on this line and inquire about our "fly-in/fly-out" assessments.

Therapy and Counseling

Visit our Psychotherapy and Counseling web-page for more information.

Our licensed, experienced therapists provide individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.  Our counseling is guided by a line of research that identified a number of characteristics correlated with adult success. These are termed the "Success Attributes" and the published papers are available for download on our research web page.

We believe in the team concept and frequently consult with other professionals (e.g., psychiatrists, working with our clients).  For more information, please see our Research and Theoretical Orientation pages. Our services include:

  • Individual counseling and psychotherapy
  • Family counseling  
  • Parent education (The "Parent Challenge" program).
  • ADHD counseling to improve self-discipline, organization, and time management.

Professional Consultations

Team Approach: We strongly believe in a team approach and we invite clients to include significant others (parent, partner, therapist, psychiatrist, etc.) when appropriate. During assessments, we invite referring professionals to join our team for our internal case conferences. We consult regularly with other professionals that include:

  • Physicians.
  • Psychologists.
  • Attorneys.
  • Speech and Language therapists.
  • Educational therapists.
  • Occupational therapists.
  • Physical therapists.
  • School districts staff (we are available to attend 504 Plan meetings, IEP meetings, and we partner with the school districts and parents to complete "Independent Educational Evaluations - IEE").
  • Educational Advocates.

 ADHD Counseling

    Visit our home page ( for more information.

    Herman & Associates has developed an expertise in working with clients who are struggling with Executive Functioning (EF), which are commonly seen in individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or the Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Herman & Associates has over 25 years of experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals who have problems with organization, time management, and self-discipline.

 Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Executive Functioning/
Study Skills

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  • Improve affect regulation and coping skills.
  • Increase the ability to initiate an appropriate task while inhibiting off-task behaviors.
  • Improve organization, time management, and self-discipline abilities.
  • Improve social/relationship skills.
  • Job couseling, interviewing and monitoring of employment.
  • Independent living skills (e.g., grooming, cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping).
  • Appropriate recreational activities (there is more to life besides gaming!)
  • Self-monitoring skills.
  • Life-balance skills (regulating basic biology - eating, sleeping, exercise).

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