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Sepideh Zarinejad, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist PSY15150

Dr. Zarinejad is a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Encino, California.  She has over 20 years of clinical, research and teaching experience.  Dr. Zarinejad specializes in treating adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, traumas, cross cultural issues, adjustment issues and general life concerns.  She also has extensive experience with individual and couples dealing with relationship struggles, divorce or other losses.
Dr. Zarinejad is a lecturer, educator and has featured as a guest speaker on the Voice of America and other educational television program.   Her special area of interest is on mental health issues of young adults. During the course of therapy, Dr. Zarinejad is likely to draw on various psychological approaches depending on the problem being treated and her assessment of what would be most beneficial to the patient.  These approaches include: Cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, attachment, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy.
Dr. Zarinejad was the clinical director of a five year study on the course and outcome of Bipolar Illness on adolescents, as part of a research study at UCLA.  In addition, as an expert witness, she has provided testimonie in Los Angeles court on topics related to mental health issues of immigrants.
Dr. Zarinejad earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1992 from the Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (accredited by the American Psychological Association).   Her post graduate training was completed at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.  She was licensed from the board of psychology in 1996.  Her pre doctoral experiences includes, psychoanalytic training at the Wright institute Los Angeles and Family Stress Center, Child and Family Guidance Center. 
Dr. Zarinejad has served as an academic consultant and committee member to the doctorate students at Alliant University.  Furthermore, Dr. Zarinejad was the former treasurer and a member of the Board of Trustee of the Iranian Psychological Association of America. 

Age Specialities:




Treatment Approaches:

Psychodynamic/ Psychoanalytic 


Object Relation

Attachment Theory



Solution Focused/Breif Therapy







Post Traumatic Disorder

Ethnic/Cultural issues



Stress management


Adjustment disorders

Women issues

Self Esteem 

Life Transitions

Persoanl growth 

Demographic Expertise:

Aftrican American



Middle Eastern

Native American

Pacific Islander 

 All ethnicities and multicultural clients are welocomed

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