About Dr. Ahmadinia

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Deniz Ahmadinia, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY29915) at the West Los Angeles VA where she specializes in trauma and mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Ahmadinia has had extensive training in mindfulness-based treatments, as well as evidence-based practices to treat trauma, stress, mood, and personality disorders.


Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University (APA-accredited)

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts
Pepperdine University

Advanced Training & Clinical Experience:

Dr. Ahmadinia completed an Advanced Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System in integrative health and continued advanced practice in mindfulness, self-compassion, trauma, and PTSD. Dr. Ahmadinia also implemented a Mindful Parenting program for Veterans, as she has a passion for helping parents struggling with stress improve relationships with their children.

Dr. Ahmadinia completed an APA accredited internship at Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center, where she received specialty training in PTSD, anxiety, women’s health, and substance abuse. She has also worked at the Long Beach VA, at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior conducting neuropsychological assessment of degenerative conditions, and at the Pepperdine Community Counseling Center as a therapist and supervisor. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Ahmadinia worked at the Southern California Counseling Center as a therapist in the in the Family Therapy and School-Based programs, as well as the Dangerfield Institute for Urban Problems.


Author & Lecturer:

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Ahmadinia is published and has presented at workshops in the areas of mindful parenting, self-compassion, the impact of stress and trauma on the brain and body, mindfulness for dementia, and sibling relationships.







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