Executive and Clinical Director
Past President of the LACPA

Executive and Clinical Director
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 17320
Past President of LACPA

Miriam Hamideh, Ph.D.

Dr. Miriam Hamideh is a licensed clinical psychologist. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a master-level certificate in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice, and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Having practiced psychology for 27 years in diverse clinical settings, she has extensive experience with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosomatic illness, relationship problems, dual-diagnoses, and substance abuse. Her psychodynamic therapeutic approach helps patients gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors while developing healthy coping skills. In addition, Dr. Hamideh integrates developmental psychology and cognitive-behavioral techniques in her clinical practice, helping patients further develop new skills to deal with immediate stressors and work toward deeper personal growth. She has also trained and continues to supervise psychological associates and other professionals in clinical practice and cultural competency.

Dr. Miriam Hamideh served as the president of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LAPCA) for the 2023 term. She served on the board of LACPA between 2006 and 2016, assisting in the creation of the Cultural Diversity committee and serving as chair and co-chair for nearly 10 years. Dr. Hamideh is also a member of both the California Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.

Additionally, Dr. Hamideh became a faculty member of the Psychology Graduate Program at California Lutheran University in 2002 where she taught developmental psychology and cultural diversity in clinical practice for 6 years. She is currently a member of the Graduate Psychology Advisory Council for CLU.

Dr. Hamideh has extensive expertise in cultural diversity and acculturation issues. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds in various countries.