About Dr. Limones

Natasha Dagys Limones, PhD, is a bilingual licensed educational psychologist and credentialed school psychologist. She has worked in several school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area in various settings including urban, suburban, public, and nonpublic schools. She has ample experience working with students with a wide range of age, needs, disabilities, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and developmental levels. As a native Spanish speaker born and raised in Uruguay, she is well-equipped to conduct bilingual psychoeducational assessments that take cultural and linguistic diversity into consideration while also considering factors such as immigration and acculturation history.

Dr. Limones uses an ecological and cross-cultural lens to understand how children develop and function. As she provides assessment, consultation, and training services to students, schools, and districts, she considers how the various settings, factors, and experiences of students impact their current functioning and progress. Her assessments provide detailed information regarding the whole child, and her consultation and training services help parents and school staff identify systems and strategies that promote academic, social, and behavioral well-being. The ultimate goal of each assessment is to understand a child’s strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations that address the areas of needs while capitalizing on the areas of strength.

In addition, as a scientist-practitioner Dr. Limones has conducted research, taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and facilitated program development and evaluation. Through her perspective as a scientist-practitioner she has helped schools and districts implement best practices and procedures that help systems run smoother and more efficiently so that children receive timely and appropriate supports and interventions.

During her leisure time, Dr. Limones enjoys reading, cooking, scouting out coffee shops, and spending ample time outdoors with her husband and two young sons. 


MA and PhD in Education-School Psychology
University of California, Berkeley

Licensed Educational Psychologist (#LEP3638)
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential: School Psychology
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Behavior Intervention Case Management (BICM) Certification
Santa Clara County Office of Education

Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association (APA)
California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)


Interviews and features

Interview: Career Contessa

Interview: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education



Limones, N.D., Hoffman, L.A., & Tang, K (2016, October). A pattern of strengths and weaknesses model for SLD eligibility: School psychologist perceptions and comparison of eligibility rates under the discrepancy vs. PSW model. Poster presented at the annual convention of the California Association of School Psychologists, Newport Beach, CA.

Limones, N.D. (2015). Christianity and Developmental Psychopathology: Foundations and Approaches. [Book review]. Theology and Science, 13, 263-265.

Bridges, M. & Dagys, N. (2012). Who will teach our children? Building a qualified early childhood workforce to teach English-language learners. New Journalism on Latino Children, University of California, Berkeley: Institute of Human Development.

Bridges, M., Dagys, N. Ly, J., & Fuller, B. (2012). Features of quality in early care and education: Recent, rigorous evidence on what matters most for children. University of California, Berkeley and UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.

Dagys N. (2013). Ian Osborn. Can Christianity cure Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? A Psychiatrist Explores the Role of Faith in Treatment. [Book review]. Theology and Science, 11, 79-81.

Dagys, N., McGlinchey, E.L., Talbot, L.S., Kaplan, K.A., Dahl, R.E., & Harvey, A.G. (2012). Double trouble? The effects of sleep deprivation and chronotype on adolescent affect. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 660-667.

Harvey, A.G. & Dagys, N. (2012). Sleep disorders in adults. In P. Sturmey & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Vol. II. Wiley USA.