Alaleh “Allie” Selkirk, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Introspection Beverly Hills, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education, a Doctorate in General Psychology, and a Post-Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She started her career as an elementary school teacher. While raising her small children, Dr. Selkirk became increasingly curious and passionate about human development, leading her to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology. She became a Commissioned Naval Officer and served as an active duty Navy psychologist for nine years before entering private practice. Dr. Selkirk has specialized training in trauma treatment, depression treatment, anxiety treatment, and insomnia treatment, as well as extensive experience working with anger, relationship issues, and personality disorders. In addition to multiple Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Dr. Selkirk is meritoriously honored as a lifetime member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, and distinguished by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals and Doctors of Excellence as a Top Psychologist in Beverly Hills, California.
Masoumeh “Yalda” Nourshahi, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral intern under supervision of Dr. Selkirk (PSY28233). Dr. Nourshahi provides psychological assessment and treatment in both English and Farsi. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the renowned Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Nourshahi’s extensive training and supervised experience include working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds who present with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis, and varieties of personality disorders. Additionally, Dr. Nourshahi is very comfortable working with acculturation and relationship difficulties. Dr. Nourshahi’s patients often comment on how approachable and friendly she is and note that they feel heard and seen by her.
Dr. O’Day – PSY16011
Gerald O’Day, Ph.D., is a highly qualified licensed clinical psychologist who served as a Psychologist for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for over 25 years providing mental health services for chronic mentally ill and for individuals in early treatment. He has advanced training in Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral individual and group therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavior therapy. Also in this role, he provided intensive psychological assessments of clients. He has multiple specializations in treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. O’Day is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara and Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology. As a School Psychologist and later Organization Facilitator with L.A.U.S.D., he helped develop regional school community projects involving mental health services. He has served as a consultant for National Mental Association in collaboration with several federal agencies including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in support of mental health and violence prevention school community projects in several states. He has made numerous presentations at state, regional and national Psychological and School Health conventions. Dr. O’Day has received multiple awards for his work including the Mayor Bradley award from Los Angeles Public Administrators and commendations from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Dr. Watson – PSY17837
Carol Watson, Psy.D., is a highly qualified licensed clinical psychologist whose professional experience includes nearly 20 years in private practice in California and Kenya, and she also worked in a forensic setting as a clinical psychologist at a maximum-security prison. She has a Doctor of Psychology degree specializing in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Psychology specializing in Chemical Dependency Counseling. In addition, Dr. Watson was a full-time Assistant Professor of Psychology at a private university in Kenya for six years, teaching clinical psychology at graduate and doctorate levels. Among the treatment modalities she applies are EMDR therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, as well as group therapy. Dr. Watson has several specializations including domestic violence interventions, anger intervention treatment, anxiety and depressive disorders, and work/life balance, among other specializations. Moreover, Dr. Watson brings an empathetic and compassionate focus in her work, she is able to efficiently understand the depth of one’s concerns and recommend positive treatment outcomes.