Mona Delahooke, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based, neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.


First Five Los Angeles – Champion for Children (2006)

Vila Esperanza Guardian Angel Award (2013)

Stanley Greenspan Humanitarian Award from PCDA (2016)

IBPA Gold Medal Benjamin Franklin Award for Beyond Behaviors (2020)

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From Mona:

As a child psychologist working with families for over 30 years, and I’ve become increasingly concerned about the shortcomings in how we help children and teens with behavioral challenges and developmental differences. Many of our current approaches are outdated because they were developed well before the “decade of the brain” provided a wealth of knowledge about how humans develop psychological resilience and how to apply this knowledge to behaviorally challenged and neurodivergent children. If you are a parent, I want you to know you are not alone. You don’t have to agree to approaches that don’t resonate with your gut instincts or child-rearing values. I invite you to join me in a movement that insists we do better for our vulnerable children– who deserve attuned relationships at the cutting edge of brain science, emotional development, compassion and HOPE.