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Shina Halavi, PhD


Dr. Shina Halavi is a neuropsychologist, licensed psychologist, and founder of The Neuro Scene. She conducts neuropsychological assessment and therapy for children and adults influenced by psychological, neurodevelopmental, medical, and neurological issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disability, head injury, and concussion.


Dr. Halavi specializes in the scientific study of the relationship between the physical brain and human behavior. During her doctoral training at UCLA and CHLA, Dr. Halavi led treatment programs for children with mental health issues and worked in medication management clinics amongst an interdisciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals.

Dr. Halavi is very passionate about her work and considers herself a true client advocate. She facilitates an integrative and comprehensive approach to her clients' care by collaborating with their healthcare providers to better guide treatment and maintain continuity of care as needed.


Dr. Halavi loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to engage and interact with children of all ages. Dr. Halavi is a published author of the children’s book, Little Sister. Her hobbies include playing tennis and painting.

Shina Halavi, Ph.D. - The Neuro Scene | Neuropsychologist | Neuropsychological Assessment & Therapy

Dr. Halavi has a unique ability to bond with her clients and their family

She has been told by her clients that she has a very calming essence and approachable manner, allowing her clients to feel comfortable in the room.

In-Office Safety Guidelines

The following safety guidelines have been implemented in our office to protect the safety of our clients and community.

  • Telehealth services provided

  • Plexi-glass barrier is placed between neuropsychologist and client during assessments.

  • Temperature-checks are implemented.

  • Staff wear face masks at all times.

  • Face masks and hand sanitizer are provided for clients.

  • Office is disinfected several times a day, including before each client arrives and after each client leaves.

  • Strict hand-washing protocols have been implemented.

Please do not come to your appointment if you are feeling sick or are at all concerned about your state of health. If this is the case, please call to reschedule or cancel your appointment as soon as you are able.


Dr. Halavi received her Ph.D. and Master's degrees in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Clinical Neuropsychology from Loma Linda University. She completed a two-year Neuropsychology Fellowship in private practice, an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), as well as extensive doctoral training at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), including UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC) Pediatric Program. Dr. Halavi received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from UCLA.​

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