Dr. Maria Paasivirta provides comprehensive assessments at Summit Center’s Los Angeles location, including evaluations for giftedness, learning differences, developmental functioning, and psychological functioning. Dr. Paasivirta received her Ph.D. from Hofstra University in New York. She has a Master’s Degree from NYU and an undergraduate degree from University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She completed an APA accredited internship at Pacific Clinics in Pasadena, where she worked in an intensive outpatient program with children with emotional disturbances. She was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA TIES For Families, providing evaluations and interventions to children who were adopted or in foster care through LA County Department of Children and Family Services. Dr. Paasivirta also has expertise in assessment and treatment of selective mutism, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors. Dr. Paasivirta is currently based in Pasadena, California.