Dr. Taylor Sorenson is a Clinical & Sport Psychologist and is the founder of both L.A. Psychological Assessment (LAPA) & Advantage Psychology and Mental Performance Center. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University and completed her doctoral internship at the University of Oklahoma. She completed her post-doctoral training at a private practice in Norman, Oklahoma, where she became the Clinic Director and oversaw the assessment side of the practice and internship training program. She is proud and excited to bring her skills in and passion for psychological assessment back home to Los Angeles.
Her areas of clinical focus include psychological testing, sport psychology, performance psychology, anxiety disorders, ADHD and learning disorders, and mood disorders.
When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys attending athletic events, spending time with her family and friends, quick trips to Disneyland, and hanging out with our official office mascot, Olive.
Sonali Wason, PsyD
Dr. Sonali Wason will be practicing under the supervision of Dr. Taylor Sorenson at LAPA while in pursuit of completing requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of California and certification as a mental performance consultant (CMPC).
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, where she also served as a peer mental health educator. She completed her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Family Psychology from the APA-Accredited program at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
Dr. Wason has extensive experience working with college-aged individuals and young adults, and has received specialized training in trauma recovery with abuse, assault, community violence, racial trauma, and war/political violence. Dr. Wason has additionally received training in sport psychology to work with high-school, collegiate and professional athletes in areas related to sports performance, performance anxiety, team/coach consultation, and improving team culture.
She has previously served in community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, and athletic departments, including California State University, San Bernardino, University of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma (OU) Athletics, California Lutheran University, and University of Southern California (USC) Athletics.
Dr. Wason’s therapeutic approach is grounded in multicultural humility, sociopolitical awareness, and evidence-based practices. Her clinical and research interests include: rape culture, trauma recovery, identity, family-of-origin concerns, sport psychology, recovering from an athletic injury, performance enhancement, creating healthy team dynamics, transition out of sport, and providing therapeutic services to people of color.
When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys being active, spending time with friends and family, crafting, and relaxing poolside!
CA License #31934
Shauna Marsh, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Testing Psychologist Pronouns: She/Her/Hers California Insurance Accepted: United Healthcare, Optum
Dr. Shauna Marsh is a clinical psychologist with LAPA. Dr. Marsh earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University and completed her pre-doctoral internship with Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. While her university may be affiliated with a specific religion, Dr. Marsh is welcoming of any and all religious and spiritual backgrounds.
She has worked in the clinical setting since 2013 within various sites including community mental health, juvenile justice, elementary and middle schools, and with the Conditional Release Program of Kern County. Her areas of clinical focus are with children and adolescents, forensic-involved individuals, and psychological assessment.
Dr. Marsh considers herself a lover of coffee, nature, and all living beings. She is often found geeking out over rare indoor plants and figuring out how to grow tomatoes. She is passionate about social justice and advocating for those in need.
CA License #32062
Tara Tehrani, PsyD
Dr. Tara Tehrani is a clinical psychologist with LAPA — she completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Family Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.
She completed her APA-accredited internship at Tarzana Treatment Center with a focus on treating individuals and groups suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Tehrani completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California (UCLA) Counseling and Psychological services working with students. During her time at UCLA, she had additional focus working with the LGBTQ+ community with a particular emphasis on serving trans and nonbinary students at UCLA. Dr. Tehrani has transitioned to a staff psychologist position at UCLA. She’s passionate about providing affirming care to underserved communities and advocating for social justice initiatives within the field of psychology.
Dr. Tehrani has previous experience providing neuropsychological assessments within an integrative team for children and adolescents struggling with developmental delays, neurocognitive disorders, behavioral, and socio-emotional issues. She is attuned to the multicultural differences that play a part in the clinical presentation of her clients. She has found that providing useful and practical recommendations for parents and children is instrumental in the advancement of clients within the classroom and home setting.
When she isn’t in the office, Dr. Tehrani enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, and exploring museums in the Los Angeles area.
Practicum Student Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hannah Champagne is a psychology trainee with LAPA. She received her Bachelors in Psychology with a pre-medical emphasis at Loyola Marymount University. She then completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Family Psychology from the APA accredited program at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. She is also continuing her education and will be receiving a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Family Psychology in May 2023.
Hannah has worked in community mental health and private practice settings, where she has worked with both child and adult clients. Specifically, she has worked at Azusa Pacific University’s community counseling center, Azusa Unified School District, and Youtherapy Psychological Services. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and play therapy.
When she is not at the office, Hannah enjoys drawing, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing while reading a good book!
Practicum Student Pronouns: He/Him/His
Andrew Iraheta is a psychology trainee with LAPA. He received his Bachelors in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He then completed his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, along with a certificate in treating Spanish-Speaking individuals, from Mount Saint Mary’s University. He is currently continuing his education at Azusa Pacific University’s APA accredited program in Southern California and will be receiving a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Family Psychology in May 2022.
Andrew has worked in school, community mental health, and hospital settings, where he has worked with child, adult, and geriatric clients. Specifically, he has worked at Outreach Concern Inc., Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, and at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center. His areas of clinical focus are with health psychology, geriatrics, and multicultural therapy. His therapeutic approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy
When Andrew is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing soccer, cooking, and swimming!
Office Mascot, Therapy Dog in Training
Olive is LAPA’s official office mascot. She is soft, cuddly, and sweet as pie. Miss Olive has what is called exotropia, which is when one or both of the eyes turn outward (in her case, both), but she embraces her differences and has all the confidence in the world! She is a Maltipoo and is hypoallergenic.
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L.A. Psychological Assessment (LAPA)
12301 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 413, Los Angeles, California 90025