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Dr. Hershfield is a registered psychological assistant (#PS94025626) completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. She received her B.A. in Political Science from McGill University, her Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in the Child and Family Track at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in Los Angeles, CA. There, she provided therapeutic services to treat a variety of mental health conditions in children and families, provided OCD and anxiety consultations to staff, conducted comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and early childhood assessments (ages 0-5) and received specialized training in empirically based trauma-informed treatment and multidisciplinary consultation.

Dr. Hershfield has trained in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health, research, and integrative care clinics, a university hospital, an OCD intensive outpatient program, and private practice. Dr Hershfield is interested in raising awareness about childhood anxiety and OCD and enhancing accessibility of evidence based care. In therapy, she utilizes a variety of empirically supported treatments (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems and Mindfulness-based therapies) and adapts them to meet the unique strengths and needs of each client and family. She uses a warm and genuine demeanor to build a strong rapport with clients and families. In treating children, Dr. Hershfield values collaboration and works directly with family members, school and medical professionals. She is passionate about serving children, adolescents, and adults struggling with issues related to anxiety, selective mutism, OCD, trauma, mood, and body-focused repetitive behaviors and helping parents manage child-parent stressors.

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