School shouldn't HURT!

Finding the right path makes the journey easier...

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 Coaching for Success!

Herman & Associates
...Peace of Mind

Individualized Study Skill Coaching

for High School and College Students

Herman & Associates 1137 Huntington Drive, Building A South Pasadena, CA 90130 323.344.0123

Herman & Associates 27201 Tourney Road, Suite 201-U Valencia, CA 91355 661.286.1200


Herman & Associates offers private individualized study skill sessions for high school and college students. These sessions focus on building the underlying executive functioning skills needed to be successful in school and include improving one's orgainization, time management, and self-discipline. They are customized for the individual and developmentally appropriate for the student's needs. This service is terrific for individuals with ADHD, learning disabilities, high functioning autistic spectrum disorders, or other problems associated with poor executive funtioning.

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


  • Often the first step is to stop and examine the real underlying issues driving a behavior before arriving at a treatment plan. A complete psychodiagnostic assessment can determine hidden underlying problems and provide suggestions for a more accurate plan.
  • Diagnoses can trigger an initial grieving cycle, but processing those emotions to acceptance produces an refreshed perspective with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Once the evaluation has been completed, the family and student are usually ready to embrace the treatment plan because it logically flows from the assessment and provides tremendous hope for a successful outcome.

 Individualized Executive Functioning Coaching:

  • 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 coaching, 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).
  • STUDY GUIDE TIPS (reduce test anxiety!)

 Parental Involvement

  • Learning how to teach The Success Attributes.
  • We offer support for the family members (e.g., parents, siblings, spouse) who often carry the majority of the stress when in a relationship with a person with executive functioning (EF) problems. While the stress a family member carries derives from a number of sources, a common theme is that they are managing (e.g., prompting behaviors, filling gaps, smoothing out rough spots) and compensating for problems, while the person with EF issues often has limited awareness of these concerns. Over time, this can obviously become highly stressful and draining for the family member who is trying to help the loved one with EF issues survive.

 Coordination with Other Professionals

  • Consultations with doctors, attorneys, therapists, and other providers.
  • Referrals to attorneys, advocates, educational therapists, academic tutoring, or professional "study buddies."
  • Classroom observations and coordination with school officials.
  • Attendance at SST or IEP meetings at school.

 Community Resources

  • Recommendations for the Regional Center.
  • Guidance toward a certificate program, volunteer work experience, or college degree.
  • Consultations with The Student's with Disabilities or Counseling Center on a school campus.
  • Coordination with Independent Living Centers.
  • Connection with Psychotherapy Groups or Social Groups (e.g., clubs, church, game hosts).
  • In-patient hospitalization.

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