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Joan Baran, PhD

Clinical Director

Joan Baran

Dr. Baran has over 20 years’ experience working with young children in a variety of settings. Her expertise includes infant and young child assessment, autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. She speaks Spanish. She is an avid Tar Heel basketball fan.


  • PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • California Board of Psychology (Psychologist, License #PSY 14679)


  • Spanish

Recent Presentations

  • Kindergarten Readiness: GET READY
  • Mental Health Needs of Children with Developmental Disabilities
  • What is Autism?
  • Parenting 101
  • Developmental Milestones of Early Childhood