Dr. Mina Yadegar
Director of Building Bravery Services & Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Mina Yadegar is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of Building Bravery Services at the Boston Child Study Center – Los Angeles. She is also a Psychologist at the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where she is involved in research studies, as well as training and supervision of clinical psychology graduate students.
Dr. Yadegar has extensive expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for anxiety and related disorders (including OCD), as well as parent behavioral training and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) for attention and behavioral challenges. In addition, she provides dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training, habit reversal training (HRT), social skills training, and family therapy.
Dr. Yadegar completed her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She then returned to her hometown in Los Angeles and worked as a Research Coordinator at the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program, prior to earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. During graduate school, she trained in a variety of specialized youth and adult clinics and research studies within Rutgers University, and also at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yadegar completed her predoctoral internship at Harvard Medical/Boston Children’s Hospital, where she provided assessment, treatment, and consultation and liaison services to psychiatric and pediatric populations across primary care, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department settings. She further broadened her skills in CBT, DBT, social skills training, and parent training across a range of youth psychiatric disorders during her postdoctoral fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.