Licensed Psychologist (PSY30162)
Deborah M. Shoham is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology with an emphasis in family, children, and couples. With several years experience working with adults, couples, and families, she has become an expert in identifying & building on personal strengths in order to enhance one’s healing process and growth. Dr. Shoham has used her skills in cognitive behavioral therapy to treat adolescents and adults, as well as couples, with a wide range of anxiety and depressive disorders including social anxiety, panic disorder, depression, disordered eating, substance use issues, and issues related to self-esteem.
Dr. Shoham began her training at the Monterey Highlands elementary and middle school, where she worked with children with behavioral issues. She built on her experience working with children and adolescents by providing services to families at the Ronald McDonald House and at Didi Hirsch Child and Family Services, where she conducted child therapy, parental coaching, and family therapy. She fine-tuned her clinical skills providing individual, couples, and group therapy in several colleges and universities throughout Southern California, including California State University Fullerton, Santa Monica College, and Coastline Community College. At Coastline Community College, Dr. Shoham worked with persons with acquired brain injuries and conducted neuro-cognitive assessment batteries to help aid them in their rehabilitation process. Her diverse experience has not only enhanced her clinical skills, but given her a greater appreciation for working with issues of diversity including racial, ethnic and religious/spiritual concerns.
Dr. Shoham practices in our Glendale office.