Miriam Hamideh Ph.D.

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Executive and Clinical Director

Dr. Miriam Hamideh is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a master-level certificate in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice, and a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Having practiced psychology for over 20 years in diverse clinical settings, she has extensive experience with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosomatic illness, relationship problems, dual-diagnoses, and substance abuse.  She specializes in psychological assessment and consultation, as well as individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy with adults.

Her psychodynamic therapeutic approach helps clients to understand how their thoughts and actions affect the way they feel.  Dr. Hamideh also integrates developmental psychology, and includes cognitive-behavioral techniques, which help the learning of new skills to deal with immediate stressors and work toward deeper personal growth.

In addition, Dr. Hamideh has extensive experience with cultural diversity and acculturation problems.  She is a therapist who speaks Portuguese and Spanish fluently among other languages; and has worked extensively with people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.  She teaches graduate level university courses and trains other professionals to become more culturally competent.  Dr. Miriam Hamideh became a faculty member of the Psychology Graduate Program at California Lutheran University in 2002.

She has been invited to assist with the creation of the Cultural Diversity committee of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and is currently the co-chair of the committee.  She is also a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.