Sanam Lalani Ph.D.
About Dr. Lalani
Dr. Lalani is a clinical psychologist licensed in Texas and California with specialized training in neuropsychological evaluation across the lifespan. Her clinical expertise spans a range of conditions that impact the brain, including neurodevelopmental syndromes (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, ADHD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, stroke, cancers, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases, among others. Her approach to assessment values diagnostic accuracy and prioritizes personalized recommendations that patients and their families can use to meaningfully address weaknesses and improve quality of life.
Dr. Lalani also has an expertise in providing evidence-based teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) services. TeleNP improves access to high-quality care. To learn if TeleNP is appropriate for your patient, please contact Dr. Lalani and learn more.
Dr. Lalani has the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT #5780) granted by the PSYPACT Commission.
She is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas (38583) and California (32285).
Services Provided and Insurance
Dr. Lalani provides neuropsychological assessment for ages 10 and up, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD for ages 13 and up, and CBT for Insomnia for ages 16 and up. She provides cognitive rehabilitation for brain injuries that results in problems with attention, memory, or executive functioning for ages 13 and up.
Dr. Lalani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans only and is out-of-network with all other insurers.
Education & Training
Dr. Lalani completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University – Provo, Utah, trained as a lifespan psychologist with specialization in neuropsychology. She completed her residency at the VA Northern California Health Care System – Martinez, California, with specialization in neuropsychology. She then went on to complete her two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Epilepsy Center at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
During graduate school, Dr. Lalani studied the effects of traumatic brain injury in children. During fellowship, she developed an interest in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and studied memory in adults with TLE working jointly with UCSF and UCSD.
Dr. Lalani continues to study the cognitive and psychological effects of TLE as a member of the LOCI Lab at UCSD.