Dr. Nomura has been providing psychological services in Cypress (CyFair) since 2006. In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Nomura is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He is contracted with a large Cypress area school district where he assesses and treats children and adolescents who have a variety of emotional, behavioral, social, and developmental challenges. Additionally, he leads weekly training sessions in psychological assessment for pre-doctoral interns and supervises post-doctoral students. He has been appointed as the Lead Psychologist for assessment services. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. Dr. Nomura has received specialty training in psychoeducational / psychological testing, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior analysis, behavioral therapies, interpersonal therapy, and education law.
Dr. Nomura’s services to the public schools are limited to school hours, and he enjoys working with private clients in the evenings and weekends. He believes that his effectiveness is a result of building understanding and trusting relationships with his clients. Dr. Nomura is humble, warm, and supportive. He combines a collaborative client relationship with research supported techniques to help his clients and their families reach their goals.
Dr. Nomura has been married to Mariah Nomura, a Licensed Professional Counselor, for 14 years. Their family includes two beautiful daughters, two cats, and two dogs. Dr. Nomura enjoys reading, playing with his children, exercising, playing the drums, and spending time with friends and family.
All psychological services are provided solely utilizing the Licensed Psychologist credential:
LP: Texas Licensed Psychologist (#34133)
Other mental health credentials maintained by Dr. Nomura include:
BCBA-D: Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (#1-10-7875)
LSSP: Texas Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (#33929)
NCSP: Nationally Certified School Psychologist (#37726)
Dr. Nomura has specialized training as a child psychologist and adolescent psychologist. He is one of only a few doctoral level, child and adolescent psychologists practicing in the Cypress, Texas area or Northwest Houston.
Dr. Nomura has provided comprehensive psychological assessments, therapy, interventions, and consultation services to multiple campuses in Cypress Fairbanks ISD.
Dr. Nomura was selected by the Department of Psychological Services at CyFair to develop and hold weekly training colloquia in psychological assessment for interns completing their doctoral degree. He also supervises interns and post-doctoral students on some campuses. Dr. Nomura has provided presentations and training on topics such as Functional Behavior Assessments, Diagnosing Mental Disorders, Educational Disabilities, Behavioral Management Strategies, and Suicide Risk Assessment. As the Lead Psychologist for psychological assessment, he is regularly consulted by colleagues regarding complex evaluations, and he is asked to review the adequacy of others' testing reports.
He was previously the psychologist selected by CyFair to serve alternative campuses : Adaptive Behavior Center, Carlton Center, Juvenille Justice Alternative Educational Placement, Alternative Learning Center, Secondary Alternative Campus, and Windfern High School of Choice. Dr. Nomura has provided services to students in Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), LIFE Skills programs, and Adaptive Behavior classrooms. He is routinely consulted by school staff regarding students at general education campuses who are at-risk due to psychological, emotional, behavioral, or learning problems. He is often called by a Cypress area school district to provide expert analysis for children or adolescents who have difficult problem behaviors.
Dr. Nomura has served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Houston and Prairie View A&M. Dr. Nomura has taught graduate level courses in Psychopathology (mental disorders), Group Therapy, and Individual Therapy.
"Through frequent consultation with Dr. Nomura over the last five years, it is clear to me that he provides scientifically-proven psychological services to children and adolescents in a thoughtful, compassionate manner. Furthermore, his intimate knowlege of the public education system gives him unique insight into the lives of the children and families that he serves, making him an especially effective clinician."
Nicholas J. Pastorek, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP)
"I have worked with Dr. John Nomura for six years as a clinical supervisor and colleague. Dr. Nomura is an exceptional clinician who is committed to utilizing the most effective techniques in assessment and treatment. Dr. Nomura remains current on advances in the field and is committed to practices that are supported by research and proven by the data. He is thoughtful, intelligent, and innovative in his approach to the practice of psychology and in meeting the needs of his clients. I continue to consult with Dr. Nomura because of his broad base of knowledge, practice, and skills."
Jay Glynn, Ph.D.
Psychologist, LSSP, Special Education Administrator
"Dr. Nomura provided advanced training during my predoctoral internship and his knowledge, expertise, and guidance in working with youth with emotional and behavioral problems contributed uniquely to my clinical and field-based skills. He has an exceptional ability to conceptualize complex cases and link assessment results to recommendations that are research supported. Furthermore, Dr. Nomura demonstrates a demeanor that is warm, caring, and thoughtful. He is able to connect with his clients and colleagues in a way that makes us feel supported and understood. I am enthusiastic to offer my highest recommendation for Dr. Nomura's services to parents, without reservation."
Elina Saeki, PhD, NCSP
Co-Director, School Psychology Master's Program
University of Houston-Victoria
"Dr. Nomura is an expert psychologist who is board certified in behavior analysis. The board certification is one of the most meaningful quality control signals in psychology, and Dr. Nomura is a clear example of this signal's merit. His approach to assessment intervention is based on state of the art psychological and behavioral science, and he has a broad range of experience with children and adolescents. Dr. Nomura is also an incredibly kind and thoughtful person, who genuinely cares about others and enjoys helping those in need."
Samuel McQuillin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
University of Houston
"Dr. Nomura was a great asset to my team. I have worked with many psychologists over the years, and I recommend Dr. Nomura to parents without reservation. He cared genuinely for our students and showed exceptional skill in his work with them. Some of our students presented extraordinary challenges, and we often relied on Dr. Nomura's knowledge and experience. He sees the potential in students who have lost hope, and he collaborates effectively with teachers and parents."
Director of school for students with emotional and behavioral needs
*postions and credentials at date of quote for individuals quoted.