Diane R. Kelley, PHD

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  • 1021 North Sepulveda Boulevard Suite H

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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  • 310-559-3164

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This women is a hack that should have her medical license taken away. Everything that has already been said about her is true. Please contact me so we can bring this insidious human being down.

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This women is a hack that should have her medical license taken away. Everything that has already been said about her is true. Please contact me so we can bring this insidious human being down.

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Worst doctor and custody evaluator in the state?and on the court??s panel. My new attorney told me that even other attorneys feel she is all about money and lack morals and ethics. Come one people, for an attorney to say that about somebody given their reputation on a whole you know she??s bad. The last attorney I had was a personal friend of hers and told me to choose DR. Kelly from the court??s list as my evaluator because she was professional and fair but she screwed him too and he said he??ll never use her again.

I agree with what the others said, she is all about the money $$$$$$ and she charges you for every little thing, including stamps. She charges ridiculous administrative fees to type the custody report when she obviously uses a template because there were names listed in the report that had nothing to do with our case and she would refer to interested parties as Ms. XYZ then say ??he? instead of ??she? consistently throughout the report??like Dr. Kelley inserted a name in the template and forgot to change the gender. There were so many grammatical errors and misspelled words in the report my attorney and I thought she mistakenly sent the rough draft instead of the final draft. I know doctors are known for having horrible handwriting but damn hit spell/grammar check before the final draft is sent out??or fire the idiot who typed it with the errors. I was charged close to $600 for Dr. Kelley to edit the report??WTF!

According to the new evaluator assigned to my case, Dr. Kelly??s testing procedures are highly inappropriate and do not follow forensic testing procedures and would not hold up in court. The test was given to me, my husband, and the other party by her receptionist of all people??the same person who answers her phone and probably the same idiot who typed/edited the custody report. She couldn??t explain to me why I had to take the test, what it was about or what it was testing for?she just kept saying, ??because it??s required by the court? like a robot. She must have seen that I was irritated by her incompetence because she went into the office area and asked some one else the questions that I was asking her and came back with half decent answers. My new evaluator says the assessments are to be administered, scored and interpreted by someone licensed and trained in psychological testing??which I??m guessing her receptionist is not.

I think the worst part about Dr. Kelley??s evaluation procedure is that she misquoted so much of what was said and took things way out of context. She takes notes and asks you to stop your train of thought so she can keep up. She does not record the interviews so it becomes your word against hers as to the accuracy of the quote. Her notes are sloppy, illegible and riddled with misspelled words and inaccurate information??I found this out after subpoenaing her files. She tried to ignore the subpoena, which cost me hundreds in process serving fees. She also threw some of her chicken-scratch notes away in the trash can at my house??big mistake on her part, but evidence for my case against her.

My new attorney said it's almost impossible to go after this doctor for ethical violations (which I can name several she violated) because the board sticks up for psychologists??especially in a custody case. But he suggested that I could get her kicked off the panel for the court, which I??m in the process of trying to do. Her testing procedures alone should be questionable enough to start an investigation, that added to the fact that I have proof that she had ex parte communication with my old attorney should be enough to get her ass kicked off the panel. I highly recommend others send their complaints to the courts as well?lets band together on this one. Dr. Kelley should not be allowed to continue to do child custody evaluations. The court is not the Board of Psychology, they??ll take our complaints more seriously.

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Worst doctor and custody evaluator in the state?and on the court??s panel. My new attorney told me that even other attorneys feel she is all about money and lack morals and ethics. Come one people, for an attorney to say that about somebody given their reputation on a whole you know she??s bad. The last attorney I had was a personal friend of hers and told me to choose DR. Kelly from the court??s list as my evaluator because she was professional and fair but she screwed him too and he said he??ll never use her again.

I agree with what the others said, she is all about the money $$$$$$ and she charges you for every little thing, including stamps. She charges ridiculous administrative fees to type the custody report when she obviously uses a template because there were names listed in the report that had nothing to do with our case and she would refer to interested parties as Ms. XYZ then say ??he? instead of ??she? consistently throughout the report??like Dr. Kelley inserted a name in the template and forgot to change the gender. There were so many grammatical errors and misspelled words in the report my attorney and I thought she mistakenly sent the rough draft instead of the final draft. I know doctors are known for having horrible handwriting but damn hit spell/grammar check before the final draft is sent out??or fire the idiot who typed it with the errors. I was charged close to $600 for Dr. Kelley to edit the report??WTF!

According to the new evaluator assigned to my case, Dr. Kelly??s testing procedures are highly inappropriate and do not follow forensic testing procedures and would not hold up in court. The test was given to me, my husband, and the other party by her receptionist of all people??the same person who answers her phone and probably the same idiot who typed/edited the custody report. She couldn??t explain to me why I had to take the test, what it was about or what it was testing for?she just kept saying, ??because it??s required by the court? like a robot. She must have seen that I was irritated by her incompetence because she went into the office area and asked some one else the questions that I was asking her and came back with half decent answers. My new evaluator says the assessments are to be administered, scored and interpreted by someone licensed and trained in psychological testing??which I??m guessing her receptionist is not.

I think the worst part about Dr. Kelley??s evaluation procedure is that she misquoted so much of what was said and took things way out of context. She takes notes and asks you to stop your train of thought so she can keep up. She does not record the interviews so it becomes your word against hers as to the accuracy of the quote. Her notes are sloppy, illegible and riddled with misspelled words and inaccurate information??I found this out after subpoenaing her files. She tried to ignore the subpoena, which cost me hundreds in process serving fees. She also threw some of her chicken-scratch notes away in the trash can at my house??big mistake on her part, but evidence for my case against her.

My new attorney said it's almost impossible to go after this doctor for ethical violations (which I can name several she violated) because the board sticks up for psychologists??especially in a custody case. But he suggested that I could get her kicked off the panel for the court, which I??m in the process of trying to do. Her testing procedures alone should be questionable enough to start an investigation, that added to the fact that I have proof that she had ex parte communication with my old attorney should be enough to get her ass kicked off the panel. I highly recommend others send their complaints to the courts as well?lets band together on this one. Dr. Kelley should not be allowed to continue to do child custody evaluations. The court is not the Board of Psychology, they??ll take our complaints more seriously.

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the people who give this woman positive ratings and feedback must be on her payroll (or is probably the dear doctor herself padding her rating like she does her billing!! )

i agree with the rest of the people who say she is an awful child custody evaluator. my evaluation was in 2005. she picks which parent she likes the best and writes her report accordingly. she is incompetent. i paid another child custody expert named Daniel Rybicki to review the 730 evaluation that she prepared and he said it, "screams inadequacy".

she misquoted me and reported things totally out of context. we took psych tests and she was more than happy to report my shortcomings, yet mentioned nary a word about the father's results. she glossed over the fact that he'd been arrested for cocaine possession . she mentioned it, but felt it wasn't a big deal. Cocaine possession is not a big deal?

she pads her bill, charges for a 'travel fee', and then an additional exorbitant fee to have her assistant type up the report!

after kelley's evaluation, where she sent my kids to live in an abusive home, after three years of being beat at the hands of their father, we had another child custody evaluation performed by different evaluator and now my kids are with me where they are safe! SAFE SAFE SAFE!!! father hasn't seen them since 2009.

if you want what is best for your kids, PRAY YOU DO NOT HAVE HER FOR AN EVALUATOR!!!!!! Unless, of course, (based upon these reviews) you are a drug addict with a history of domestic violence and are fond of beating your kids, she will more than likely rule in your favor)

STAY AWAY!

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the people who give this woman positive ratings and feedback must be on her payroll (or is probably the dear doctor herself padding her rating like she does her billing!! )

i agree with the rest of the people who say she is an awful child custody evaluator. my evaluation was in 2005. she picks which parent she likes the best and writes her report accordingly. she is incompetent. i paid another child custody expert named Daniel Rybicki to review the 730 evaluation that she prepared and he said it, "screams inadequacy".

she misquoted me and reported things totally out of context. we took psych tests and she was more than happy to report my shortcomings, yet mentioned nary a word about the father's results. she glossed over the fact that he'd been arrested for cocaine possession . she mentioned it, but felt it wasn't a big deal. Cocaine possession is not a big deal?

she pads her bill, charges for a 'travel fee', and then an additional exorbitant fee to have her assistant type up the report!

after kelley's evaluation, where she sent my kids to live in an abusive home, after three years of being beat at the hands of their father, we had another child custody evaluation performed by different evaluator and now my kids are with me where they are safe! SAFE SAFE SAFE!!! father hasn't seen them since 2009.

if you want what is best for your kids, PRAY YOU DO NOT HAVE HER FOR AN EVALUATOR!!!!!! Unless, of course, (based upon these reviews) you are a drug addict with a history of domestic violence and are fond of beating your kids, she will more than likely rule in your favor)

STAY AWAY!

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Diane Kelley is the worst. Her biggest concern is the almighty dollar. She was court appointed to do an evaluation of our minor child/family regading our divorce. She has an office in manahattan beach, I live in palos verdes..She charged $700 "travel fee" to come do a home check. She is a disgrace to the profession. Our 15 year old was living with his dad, suspended from school for drugs, ended up at little company of mary hospital and admitted for 4 days after his dad gave him percocet. There was a domestic chaqrge filed against his dad.
Our older son told Diane that the minor child was sleeping on the floor of his Dad's sister's house in Lomita.They all shared one bathroom and his dad's girlfriend would walk over him to leave at 1am most nights. The other nigts his dad would fall asleep at his girlfriend's and have not way to get him to high school in palos verdes. Relatives and close friends wrote letters to Diane. Her final edit on her "report" was done BEFORE she read the letters. This situation involves parental alienation syndrome and when Diane Kelley had our 15 come to see me at my house to "observe" us, her only comment to me was "do you have the $900 you owe him?" I doubt this lady has chidren of her own. Feel free to contact me if you want more details. We were due in court on a Monday morning and on Friday her bill was not yet paid in full. We sold a home in the desert and escrow was holding the money to mail to her.They sent her office a copy of the check and a copy of the overnight mailer. She REFUSED to hand over the report without money in her hand. The escrow company had to have a local comany transfer funds and get a messenger to deliver just so she could have her $8,000. Her recommentation was the child stay with his dad. He has since been left alone for weeks at a time, flunked classes and dropped all his volunteer activities. Great job Dr Kelley.

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Diane Kelley is the worst. Her biggest concern is the almighty dollar. She was court appointed to do an evaluation of our minor child/family regading our divorce. She has an office in manahattan beach, I live in palos verdes..She charged $700 "travel fee" to come do a home check. She is a disgrace to the profession. Our 15 year old was living with his dad, suspended from school for drugs, ended up at little company of mary hospital and admitted for 4 days after his dad gave him percocet. There was a domestic chaqrge filed against his dad.
Our older son told Diane that the minor child was sleeping on the floor of his Dad's sister's house in Lomita.They all shared one bathroom and his dad's girlfriend would walk over him to leave at 1am most nights. The other nigts his dad would fall asleep at his girlfriend's and have not way to get him to high school in palos verdes. Relatives and close friends wrote letters to Diane. Her final edit on her "report" was done BEFORE she read the letters. This situation involves parental alienation syndrome and when Diane Kelley had our 15 come to see me at my house to "observe" us, her only comment to me was "do you have the $900 you owe him?" I doubt this lady has chidren of her own. Feel free to contact me if you want more details. We were due in court on a Monday morning and on Friday her bill was not yet paid in full. We sold a home in the desert and escrow was holding the money to mail to her.They sent her office a copy of the check and a copy of the overnight mailer. She REFUSED to hand over the report without money in her hand. The escrow company had to have a local comany transfer funds and get a messenger to deliver just so she could have her $8,000. Her recommentation was the child stay with his dad. He has since been left alone for weeks at a time, flunked classes and dropped all his volunteer activities. Great job Dr Kelley.

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Dr. Kelley performed a child custody evaluation for me last year. I found her report to be accurate, thorough and fair. She was unbiased in her report and findings. I would highly recommend her.

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Dr. Kelley performed a child custody evaluation for me last year. I found her report to be accurate, thorough and fair. She was unbiased in her report and findings. I would highly recommend her.

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Dr. Kelley does NOT remain neutral as a good marriage counselor should. Instead, she takes sides which only gives my spouse more ammunition to use against me outside of our counseling sessions. She is supposed to help us patch up our marriage, not divide us further. Also, once our 45 minute sessions near the end, she will abruptly stop us in the middle of a discussion and then is only concerned about collecting the co-payment. I do not feel like she actually cares about helping my spouse and I work out our marital problems. Would NOT recommend if you want to save your marriage.

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Dr. Kelley does NOT remain neutral as a good marriage counselor should. Instead, she takes sides which only gives my spouse more ammunition to use against me outside of our counseling sessions. She is supposed to help us patch up our marriage, not divide us further. Also, once our 45 minute sessions near the end, she will abruptly stop us in the middle of a discussion and then is only concerned about collecting the co-payment. I do not feel like she actually cares about helping my spouse and I work out our marital problems. Would NOT recommend if you want to save your marriage.

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Diane Kelley should not be trusted to do any evaluation on child custody or visitation. She was evaluating an accused spousal rape and convicted domestic vilence case. Her report, which she over charged for, was inaccurate, incomplete, miss-quoted people, bias and overall wrong. She NEVER used a recording device and only relied on paper notes.
Her original quoted price was $5K, max $8K - she charged $11K (charged by the minute).
These are not alligations, they are FACTS and we have proof.

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Diane Kelley should not be trusted to do any evaluation on child custody or visitation. She was evaluating an accused spousal rape and convicted domestic vilence case. Her report, which she over charged for, was inaccurate, incomplete, miss-quoted people, bias and overall wrong. She NEVER used a recording device and only relied on paper notes.
Her original quoted price was $5K, max $8K - she charged $11K (charged by the minute).
These are not alligations, they are FACTS and we have proof.

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Dr Kelley is an excellent Psychologist. She has given me the tools I need to deal with stress in my life. I highly recommend her.

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Dr Kelley is an excellent Psychologist. She has given me the tools I need to deal with stress in my life. I highly recommend her.

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