Kelani Cross

Kelani Cross | Paradigm San Francisco

Kelani received her certification in Clarity Direct Neurofeedback from the Dublin Clinic in LA and provides sessions to youth, in conjunction with their greater treatment goals.  She’s also certified in P.E.T (Parent Effectiveness Training) sessions, which she offers to Paradigm parents.  Kelani also works with youth in equine and animal assisted therapies and coordinates and facilitates the alumni events, which are designed to bring youth together to inspire, sustain, and celebrate their continued healing and growth.

Prior to joining the Paradigm team, Kelani served as a house manager for a residential dual diagnosis program and at the Teen Project for Homeless Youth in Venice, California.  In addition to her work at Paradigm, she is actively involved in sponsoring women in recovery, local and international volunteer work, Jiu Jitsu and surfing.  Kelani deeply enjoys helping youth to discover their own authentic paths toward authentic healing and exciting new potential of life.


Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Treatment Centers, who has been a respected leader in the field of adolescent mental health for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, his Doctoral degree from Pacific University’s APA approved Clinical Psychology program, and completed his training at the University of California, San Diego’s APA approved psychology internship program.

Dr. Nalin has provided training and mentoring to students entering the field of psychology at institutions of learning including Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, UCSD, Pacific University, and Santa Monica College. He was also instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.

Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows ranging from CBS News and Larry King, to CNN, The Today Show and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Dr. Nalin is a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist as well as a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist. He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of teen mental health, substance abuse prevention, and innovative adolescence treatment.

In 2017 Dr. Nalin was awarded The Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud University’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his work with youth in the field of mental health over the course of his career.