Dana Chidekel earned her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She earned her M.A and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra, CA. Dr. Chidekel was licensed as a psychologist in 1995. She dedicated the early part of her career to the study and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In 2000, she completed post-doctoral training in neuropsychology through the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Chidekel was certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology in 2000. She was certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology in 2007.