Dr. Cassandra Golding is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in psychological/neuropsychological, psycho-educational, executive-functioning and social-emotional assessments for children, adolescents and adults. She has specialized assessment experience with: differential diagnoses, anxiety, the autism-spectrum, learning disorders, ADHD, psychological sequelae of trauma, and family functioning. As a true generalist with diverse clinical training, Dr. Golding is focused on attending to the whole person and their social-ecological system. She exemplifies a balance of professionalism, thoughtful, creative and sound scientific thinking; a passion for educating others, keen clinical insight, and an enthusiastic and collaborative interpersonal style. Through the evaluation process, Dr. Golding strives to uncover the unique patterns underlying individuals’ distress and help them make sense of their behaviors and experiences in order to engender a process towards self-improvement. To do this, she provides thorough feedback, understandable explanations, realistic recommendations and useful resources to help guide individuals and families in making good use of testing results.
Dr. Golding earned her B.S. degree from Saint Mary’s College of California. She completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Rhode Island. She returned to California to complete her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Palo Alto and a post-doctoral clinical fellowship at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry. There, she evaluated children and adolescents contributing to the DSM-5 field trials. Dr. Golding has also served as adjunct graduate faculty at Santa Clara University, directed an early detection and intervention psychosis program, and conducted sleep and suicide risk assessment clinical trials at Stanford University. Prior to joining the Learning Solutions team, Dr. Golding provided a wide range of evaluation services at a non-profit education center and private behavioral health agency working closely with private and public schools.