Shirag Shemmassian received his B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. He has trained extensively in cognitive-behavioral, behavioral management, and family therapies, as well as psychological assessments at UCLA and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His research has been published in various scientific journals, and he has presented nationally on parent-child relationships and on improving assessment methods for mental health conditions. He also works as a professional developer of psychological and educational tests.
He works primarily with children and adolescents in individual, collateral (i.e., with parents), and family modalities. His specialty areas include ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, including OCD and trauma, mood disorders, and parent-child relationships. He utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices to address the individual’s and/or family’s concerns.