Laura N. Naman, PhD


My name is Dr. Laura Naman, and if you are exploring the TheraThrive website and reading my page, you are likely searching for answers or change for yourself, a family member, or loved one.

A First Step

If you are taking this step for the first time, in need of additional psychological services, or looking to change providers I commend you for taking this step.

That Eureka! Moment

My hope and goal for each client/family I work with is to help you achieve a Eureka! moment and make meaningful and change propelling personal discoveries – whether through the psychotherapy services that I offer or the psychological testing/evaluation services that I offer.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

For information about our assessment services, please click here.

My Education, Credentials and Experience

I am licensed by the state of California as a Psychologist (PSY29354). I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Psychology at the The New School for Social Research in New York City.

I completed my predoctoral internship at an American Psychology Association (APA) nationally accredited training site—Beth Israel Medical Center in New York (now called Mount Sinai Beth Israel). I completed my postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente’s Outpatient Psychiatric clinic in Pleasanton, CA (also a nationally accredited APA training site).

While pursuing graduate studies at the New School for Social Research in New York I was involved in research at the Center for Attachment Research (CAR) and also the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program.

Extensive Experience

I have experience working with children, adults and families, and I have received training in multiple treatment modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapies, Relational Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Interventions, and Mindfulness based interventions.

I have received training in both child and adult development.

I have also received specific training in both child and adult psychological testing evaluation and also have experience with neuropsychological testing.

Memberships and Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)