Dr. Seda Terzyan, Ph.D.
Dr. Seda Terzyan, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 29251) with a specialization in treating and evaluating co-occurring cognitive and psychological problems. She is the Founder of Perspectives.
Dr. Terzyan is experienced in the delivery of both evidence-based psychotherapy and clinical neuropsychology, having intentionally emphasized training in both disciplines to foster a deep understanding of the brain. Dr. Terzyan’s areas of neuropsychological expertise are in traumatic brain injuries, memory loss, ADHD, and learning disorders. Her areas of clinical expertise are in the treatment of cognitive disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related conditions. She has extensive experience working with clients presenting with medically and psychiatrically complex diagnoses, allowing her to effectively diagnose and treat diverse psychopathology.
Unlike what so frequently occurs in our healthcare systems, Dr. Terzyan is keen on identifying and treating underlying causes, rather than just suppressing symptoms.
Dr. Terzyan is currently a member of medical staff at Hoag Hospital, St. Jude Medical Center, and Providence Mission Hospital. Dr. Terzyan is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).
Dr. Terzyan received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California in 2016. Dr. Terzyan thereafter completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric and adult neuropsychology, providing comprehensive neuropsychological reports for a number of purposes. She also conducted testing for specific forms of dementia and worked with medical professionals to provide targeted treatment. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Terzyan completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Pacific Islands VA Healthcare System, assessing veterans and military active duty populations for presenting problems such as traumatic-brain injuries and PTSD.
Dr. Terzyan also completed a year-long clinical placement at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital, where she was trained as a neuropsychology liaison on an interdisciplinary medical team, providing brief assessments and short-term evidence-based psychotherapy for patients with complex spinal and brain injuries. Prior, Dr. Terzyan completed a year-long placement at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center (BMC), working on the high-risk child and adolescent inpatient unit. Dr. Terzyan completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology at Loma Linda University, and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009.
Dr. Terzyan has extensive training in multiple “evidence-based” interventions, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused/Gestalt Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Rehabilitation. She has also trained for five years at the Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, an emotion-focused psychotherapy for individuals across the life span.