ABOUT DR. DENIZ
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 techniques 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 also an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology and teaches the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy track in the doctoral program.
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
-Provided evidence-based individual and group therapy via telemental health
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
Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center (APA accredited)
- Intensive training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, anxiety disorders, women’s health, and substance abuse.
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
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Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University (APA Accredited)
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts
Self-Compassion Facilitator Training
VA Calm Program
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Support International