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 immigration hearings, civil and criminal competency, and personal injury.

In addition to my private practice, I am a staff psychologist and medical staff member at Patton State Hospital. Patton State Hospital is a 1,500-bed maximum-security forensic psychiatric hospital housing judicially committed patients under the following commitment types: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), Incompetent to Stand Trial, Mentally Disordered Offender, and Mentally Disordered Sex Offender. I routinely conduct psychological evaluations to evaluate patients and determine if they are competent to stand trial, write court reports, and testify in court as an expert witness.

I am appointed to the Los Angeles Juvenile Court Expert Witness Panel. 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.

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Specialization in Neuropsychology, Fielding Graduate University (on-going)
  • 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

Training

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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