(949) 432-4815 | 1001 Dove Street, Suite 270, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 432-4815 | 1001 Dove Street, Suite 270, Newport Beach, CA 92660


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Dr. Michelle Molina - Pathways to Potential

Michelle Molina, Ph.D., ABSNP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Owner of Pathways To Potential

Dr. Molina is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. Having completed the KIDS, Inc. post-graduate training program in school neuropsychology she is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.  She founded Pathways To Potential in order to help each client reach their full potential to learn, feel and behave their best while having successful relationships with family and friends. Dr. Molina has provided psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessment services in Orange County for over 20 years and has a breadth and depth of experience.


Emma Adams, M.Ed.

Special Education Teacher

Emma studied special education and psychopathology in Boston, MA and is a licensed special education teacher and reading specialist. She has taught for over five years in multiple settings (in and outside the United States) and received her M.Ed. in reading and language neurodevelopment. Emma first became interested in executive functioning when she started teaching middle school special education in 2019. She realized that a lot of students were lacking the strategies needed to develop strong executive functioning skills and it was affecting their learning, socialization, and emotions. Emma furthered her understanding of executive functioning during her graduate courses, when she took courses about neuroscience and human development. She realized that it was her passion to go beyond the classroom and help students develop these crucial skills.

Kristi Adams, B.S.

Kristi Adams, B.S.


Kristi is a team psychometrician and reliably administers and scores various psychological tests to assess each individuals’ specific needs. Kristi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Soka University of America where she graduated with honors and completed her senior capstone project on trauma and dissociation. Passionate about mental health and helping others, Kristi emphasizes building rapport with each client she sees to help them feel more comfortable during testing. Prior to working at Pathways to Potential, Kristi was a gymnastics coach for two years working with neurodivergent children, teens, and young adults with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. Her experience also includes working at a mental health residential treatment center as a care coordinator, where she worked closely with individuals with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health diagnoses. Detail-oriented and people-oriented, Kristi enjoys working in a setting that requires a high need for accuracy and validity, along with a great amount of interaction with others. When not in the office, Kristi enjoys spending time with friends, fostering her creativity through art and poetry, and playing Scrabble with her roommate.


Vesal Vakili Psy.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

Dr. Vakili views therapy as a shared and collaborative journey and feels privileged to walk the therapeutic path with clients and create change. She recognizes that it takes tremendous strength to engage in therapy, and feels it is my highest duty to provide the best possible care to all of her clients. She is experienced in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also highly experienced in providing "Parent Management Training" (PMT) and working with families who have children with special needs (ADHD, Autism, Etc.) Most of her work focused on individuals who are overwhelmed and are experiencing stress, burnout, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. She is dedicated to helping people overcome suffering and begin the journey of self-discovery and fulfillment. "As you start to walk on the way, the way appears". Rumi

Jerry Vu, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jerry Vu is a California Board of Psychology licensed psychologist. He delivers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments in a warm and supportive environment. He provides services to adults, adolescents, and families with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship issues, upsetting events and helps people get past stuck points in their lives. He focuses his practice on identifying and overcoming challenges which are preventing people from living a happier, fulfilled life. Dr. Vu is a southern California native. Dr. Vu currently resides in southern Orange County with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and sharing meals with family and friends. He lives an active lifestyle as enjoys working out, hiking, practicing yoga and during the winter months loves snowboarding and exploring different mountains.

Ghada Al-Seilawi, PsyD

Ghada Al-Seilawi, PsyD

Educational Psychologist

Dr. Al-Seilawi is an educational psychologist who provides psycho-educational testing and neuropsychological assessments. Having completed the KIDS, Inc. post-graduate training program in school neuropsychology she is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology. She has experience working in a public educational setting, supporting children, families and teachers. In addition, Dr. Al-Seilawi is an adjunct professor at Alliant International University. She is bi-lingual, fluent in English and Arabic, passion driven in supporting children and adolescents to achieve their highest learning potential. She loves spending time with her family, especially traveling all over the world, giving her the ability to work with people of different backgrounds.

Kathleen Huh-Dumain, Psy.D.

Kathleen Huh-Dumain, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dumain is a California Board of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist. She has extensive experience conducting psychosocial assessments, individual and group therapy services. Dr. Dumain also has extensive supervisory experience during which she provides consultation, case review, report revision, and training in assessment instruments. She also has extensive learning disability assessment experience and her service spans the public and private sector over many years.

Ashley Davenport

Ashley Davenport is Associate Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about helping children, adolescents, and young adults overcome trauma, anxiety, and low self-worth, and perfectionistic tendencies. Through a combination of traditional talk therapy, play therapy, utilizing art therapy techniques, and evidence-based interventions, I strive to help clients build resilience, develop positive coping strategies, learn effective communication, and foster a positive self-image.

Ashley is also trained to provide EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) for those who have experienced any life event that causes them distress and impacts their ability to live a healthy and fulfilled life.

She combines a genuinely warm approach, while also being very direct. She believes it is through honest communication and maintaining appropriate boundaries a relationship can thrive and positive therapeutic outcomes manifest.

Ashley creates a non-judgmental and inclusive environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their stories, exploring their vulnerabilities, and embracing their strengths. Whether it’s navigating the complexities of relationships, coping with traumatic events, or dealing with academic pressures, she is uniquely skilled in providing individualized support and treatment.

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