About Us

About Us

About Emin Gharibian, Psy.D

Emin Gharibian, Psy.D.

Founder and Director

I am a licensed psychologist (PSY 29643) specializing in neuropsychological and forensic evaluations. I have 10 years of education and training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology and extensive experience evaluating adults and adolescents for psychological and neuropsychological conditions.

My training and experience have been in psychological and neuropsychological assessment in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, forensic hospitals, and correctional facilities.

I specialize in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of neurological conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, complications from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussions, learning disabilities, and ADHD.

I also specialize in forensic psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for academic accommodations, immigration hearings, mental health diversion and mitigation, violence risk assessments, civil and criminal competency and capacity, fitness for duty, personal injury, worker’s compensation, and provide expert witness testimony.

In addition to my private practice, I am a forensic psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I conduct psychological evaluations to evaluate patients for violence risk and determine if they meet the criteria to be committed to a state hospital, write court reports, and testify in court as an expert witness.

I am appointed to the Los Angeles Adult Criminal Court Expert Witness and Juvenile Court Expert Witness and Competency Panels. I am also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychology and Law Society.

My Approach

I started Verdugo Psychological Associates because I have a passion for helping people.

A thorough and comprehensive evaluation can help identify your psychological and cognitive strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a personalized treatment plan. I take a collaborative approach and will work with you, your family, physician, or attorney depending on the type of evaluation that you’ve requested.

My goal is to give you practical feedback and support that will provide you with the knowledge and tools to help improve your quality of life.


  • Two-Year Post-Doctoral Specialization in Neuropsychology, Fielding Graduate University
  • Psy.D. – Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Health Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (APA Accredited)
  • M.A. – Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
  • B.A. – Psychology, California State University, Northridge


Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – California State Prison, Los Angeles County
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Employee Support Services Bureau

Pre-Doctoral Internship:

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – California Institution for Men.

Do you have any questions?

Schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation today!

Verdugo Psychological Associates

Contact Us

Phone: 818-253-1161

Email: hello@verdugopsych.com

Mailing Address: 466 Foothill Blvd. #205
La Canada, CA 91011

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Locations (By Appointment Only):

2930 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 500
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

515 South Flower St., 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

111 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802

25350 Magic Mountain Parkway, Suite 300 Valencia, CA 91355

3281 E. Guasti Road, 7th Floor
Ontario, CA 91761

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