Nehjla Mashal, Ph.D.
Dr. Nehjla Mashal is a licensed psychologist (PSY28893) providing evidenced-based individual psychotherapy for adults. She has a direct and collaborative style and treats each client with warmth and respect. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and depressive disorders, such as Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder. She is also interested in topics such as assertiveness and effective communication strategies, diversity and intersectionality, and the relationship between anxiety and interpersonal functioning. She strives to help her clients make meaningful changes in their lives and is inspired and energized by their strength, resiliency, and capacity for change.
Dr. Mashal received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. She has served as a study therapist on a randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder and a pilot study of problem solving therapy for anxiety disorders. Dr. Mashal had a dual appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) at VA Palo Alto Health Care System and at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Mashal has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and applied tension and exposure for blood-injection-injury (BII) phobia. Dr. Mashal also provides clinical supervision to trainees and conducts quality improvement research.
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