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Advanced Training & Clinical Experience

Dr. Deniz Ahmadinia is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY29915) with expertise in the areas of trauma, anxiety disorders, and mindfulness meditation. She has extensive formal training in evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Her approach integrates these modalities with holistic, mindfulness, and body-based therapies that are tailored to clients' individual needs and backgrounds in order to maximize the effectiveness of therapy.


Dr. Deniz is a former dancer and singer, and values movement and expressive arts to promote healing. She has also maintained a personal meditation practice for nearly a decade, and her dedication to living mindfully is an integral part of both her professional and personal life. Dr. Deniz is also working towards a dual certification in trauma-informed yoga.

Dr. Deniz is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology and teaches the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy track in the doctoral program. 


Staff Psychologist

West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

-Provided evidence-based individual and group therapy via telemental health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

West Los Angeles VA Medical Center- Integrative Health 

-Trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion with psychologists and teachers certified by Jon Kabat-Zinn

-Advanced training in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

-Implemented Mindful Parenting program for Veterans at two VA locations based on clinical research

Doctoral Internship

Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center (APA accredited)

- Intensive training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, anxiety disorders, women’s health, and substance abuse.


Practicum Sites

Long Beach VA

UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior- Alzheimer's Disease and Research Center

Pepperdine Community Counseling Center  

Southern California Counseling Center

Dangerfield Institute for Urban Problems

To learn more about services and therapeutic modalities offered click here.



Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Pepperdine University (APA Accredited)

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts
Pepperdine University


Self-Compassion Facilitator Training

VA Calm Program

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Support International


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