Dr. Mesri is a registered psychological assistant (PSB94025079) completing her postdoc at the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Developmental Psychology from UCLA where she also received her BA in Psychology summa cum laude. She is continuing her long presence at UCLA as a lecturer teaching Clinical Psychology Laboratory.
Both her clinical and research passions focus on improving the lives of individuals with anxiety disorders. She has not only published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at national conferences, but she has also been invited to review manuscripts on topics of anxiety considering her research expertise in this area. She was also invited to contribute to the text revision of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5), which classifies psychological disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.
Dr. Mesri utilizes psychotherapeutic techniques that have been proven to work in scientific settings, namely Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She then tailors these treatments to match each individual that walks through her door because she understands that every person has a unique trajectory. She uses measures to track people’s progress and ensure that they are moving in the direction that they desire. She has worked with diverse individuals including children, adolescents, and adults in a number of settings including a community mental health center, research clinic, hospital, and residential program. She also has trained in providing evidence-based treatments in a tele-mental health setting, so that she may help people from their homes. Her clinical internship was completed at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Healthcare System.
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We are proud to announce that Bita Mesri, PhD has joined us at the OCD & Anxiety Program of SoCal! Get to know our newest team member! What do you like most about the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California? I love that the program provides the...read more
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