Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato is a clinical psychologist licensed in California and has been serving in the Simi Valley area since 1999. She began her education by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. Continuing her education, she earned a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of the Pacific in California. Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato also obtained a second Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina. She completed her education by earning her Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and completed her clinical internship at Pacific Clinics Child and Adolescent Clinic in Pasadena.
Dr. Torquato uses her extensive education and more than 20 years of clinical experience to serve families in her community.
Why Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato?
Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato works with children and teenagers by assessing their learning, cognitive, and social/emotional functioning. These assessments will also gain an understanding of their processing skills and their behaviors when trying to work through core problems, function at school, home and in the community. Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato has more than 20 years of experience in private practice in the Simi Valley area. She has gained necessary experience that has helped her to be able to connect with children while finding the root of your child’s strengths and needs. Not only does she have experience, but she also continues to have passion in finding new ways to help children and teens. Her mission is to provide quality mental health services that will assist parents to better understand their children in order to give them opportunities to meet their full potential. By utilizing psychological testing and clinical experience Dr. Torquato gives hope to children and their families that their lives will improve.
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Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato provides psychological testing to identifying and assess your child for learning disabilities, neuro-developmental issues, or behavioral and emotional issues. After completing the psychological testing, Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato likes to work collaboratively with parents/guardians, teachers, and school administration to identify and obtain the right school-based services for your child. These services may include an IEP or accommodations through a 504-plan.
In addition, Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato helps to determine your teen's college preparedness. could include documentation of your student's need for SAT/ACT accommodations, assessing independent living skills and academic preparedness for a college course load.
If you live in California and can not travel to Simi Valley, educational consultations can be conducted via telehealth, using a secure professional platform designed for confidential video sessions.