WHO WE ARE
We are a team of like-minded psychologists whose main goal is to help you learn more about how you think and learn through our evaluation and therapy services. With our extensive training and experience in working with neurodiverse clients, we aim to offer you affirming and individualized care tailored to your specific needs.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATES
Taja Estrada, Ph.D.
Dr. Estrada is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington state who specializes in working with children, teens, and adults across the
neurodiverse spectrum. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of New Mexico.
For the past ten years, Dr. Estrada has focused her training on better understanding the full spectrum of neurodevelopmental differences, including advanced training in diagnosing autism, ADHD, those on the fetal alcohol spectrum, learning differences, and co-occurring conditions, such as OCD, anxiety, and depression. As opposed to pathologizing these differences, she instead uses a neurodiversity-affirming model and views these as natural variations in human neurology. She is LGBTQ+ and non-binary affirming and has specialized training in diagnosing autism in females and those AFAB as well as older children, teens, and young adults. Dr. Estrada’s passion lies in supporting and giving a voice to those who don’t fit the traditional mold.
Dr. Estrada currently provides the following services:
Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations
Post Evaluation Support
TAJA ESTRADA, Ph.D. (she/her)
Licensed Psychologist and Founder
Dr. Monroe is a clinical psychologist who specializes in evaluations for adults as well as affirming therapy for kids, teens, and adults.
After receiving her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, she completed her postdoctoral psychology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Behavioral Pediatrics Department in Oakland, California, while simultaneously attending two years of specialized training in infant-parent mental health through the Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program.
During her 15 years of practice, Dr. Monroe has been a sought-after specialist in the San Francisco Bay area in the field of evaluating neurodivergent folks. Dr. Monroe’s evaluation methods emphasize a thoughtful and holistic understanding of each client’s unique experiences. Additionally, she provides affirming therapy for kids, teens, and adults who struggle with challenges common to neurodivergent community members. It is Dr. Monroe’s belief that everyone can thrive when given the chance and appropriate resources. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to believe in them.
Dr. Monroe currently provides the following services:
Targeted Adult Autism Evaluations
Targeted Adult ADHD Evaluations
Combined Adult Autism & ADHD Evaluations
Post Evaluation Support
DEBBARA MONROE, Ph.D. (she/her)