Dr. Michael Kabat

Dr. Kabat is the founder and Director of NCS. Dr. Kabat is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) and Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Dr. Kabat completed a specialty track residency in Neuropsychology at the VA Cleveland Health Care System. During residency, he completed additional specialization in neurodegenerative diseases at University Hospitals of Cleveland where he trained in the Department of Neurology, Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Section. Following residency, Dr. Kabat completed a formal fellowship program in Neuropsychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland Medical Center. During fellowship, Dr. Kabat completed additional training in the neurocognitive impact of infectious disease through the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Department of Human Virology. Dr. Kabat finalized his training with an additional year of fellowship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland Medical Center’s Section of Environmental Medicine, where he gained unique experience in the neurocognitive consequences of environmental contaminants and heavy metal exposure.

Dr. Kabat has 19 years of hospital and academic medical center experience. During that time, he was the Director of consultations at the VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland Medical System’s Institute of Human Virology. Dr. Kabat also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for eight years prior to relocating to Southern California. Dr. Kabat was an original member of the National Depleted Uranium Evaluation Team.

Dr. Kabat has served as an expert in medical legal civil litigation cases for 13 years. He remains a consultant to the Law Enforcement Assessment Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kabat has published a number of clinically relevant articles in the area of neurocognitive assessment. He has been an invited lecturer at CLE/legal training conferences for trial lawyers, conducted multiple grand rounds, and presented at national conferences.

Dr. Kabat is licensed in California, Hawaii, and Maryland.


Dr. Kristin Whelan

Dr. Whelan joined Neuropsychology Consult Services in 2017. She is a dynamic and experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist who strives to ensure excellence in patient care. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in assessment from Alliant International University. She has over 9 years of experience working in a variety of inpatient hospital and outpatient medical settings. She has extensive training in psychological assessment and psychotherapy.

Dr. Whelan specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders. She has extensive expertise in the following evidence based psychotherapies: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindful self-compassion (MSC). She developed and led ACT for chronic pain in partial hospitalization programs and outpatient chemical dependency units. Furthermore, Dr. Whelan has experience treating eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and grief and loss. She is interested in helping patients develop a sense of purpose, establish healthy relationships, build resilience, and acquire effective techniques to overcome life’s challenges. At Neuropsychology Consult Services, Dr. Whelan provides individualized, evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment to patients 18 and older with depression and anxiety related disorders. She offers treatment in an individual, family, and/or couples setting.

In addition to providing psychotherapeutic treatment, Dr. Whelan has interest and experience in psychological assessment. Specific areas of interest include the diagnostic assessment of intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Whelan also has experience in comprehensive adult psychological assessment and objective/projective personality testing. At NCS, Dr. Whelan provides comprehensive psychological assessment service to patients 16 and older.

Over the last few years, Dr. Whelan has received intensive training in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Whelan has specialized experience and interest in the following areas of neuropsychological assessment: comprehensive neurocognitive evaluations, attention deficit evaluations, memory impairment, dementia evaluations, traumatic brain injury/concussion evaluations, capacity determinations, and worker’s compensation exams.