Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience caring for young children and their families. With a special focus on early childhood development, she is a senior faculty member and Mental Health Working Group Co-Chair of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the development of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is also a faculty member of the Early Intervention Training Institute of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and trains clinicians in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) as an independent contractor. Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). Currently in private practice in Arcadia, California, she consults with parents, preschools, regional centers, public agencies, and school districts in the areas of screening, assessment, intervention and support for families, infants, toddlers, and young children.
Dr. Delahooke uses a strength based, family centered, multidisciplinary approach in her work with young children and families. Her philosophy is informed by the groundbreaking model of child development pioneered by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder, known as the DIR® approach (Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based).
By supporting the parent-child relationship more fully as a rich resource in therapeutic intervention, this approach has transformed the world of early intervention. Parents and professionals gain the strongest developmental roadmap possible by understanding how each child’s unique, individual differences can guide treatment while cultivating joy in the parent-child relationship.
Member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association; Faculty Member and West Coast Conference Co-Chair of the Profectum Foundation; Faculty Member of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic Early Intervention Training Institute
First Five Los Angeles-Champion for Children
Villa Esperanza Guardian Angel Award (2013)
Stanley Greenspan Humanitarian Award from PCDA (2016)