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. Dr. Selkirk holds hospital admission privileges at the 61st Medical Squadron, Los Angeles Air Force Base, where she currently provides specialized mental health services to active-duty service members with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia.
Dr. Billoups – PSB94026160
Loretta Billoups, Psy.D., is currently completing her postdoctoral studies under the primary supervision of Dr. O’Day (PSY16011) and secondary supervision of Dr. Selkirk (PSY28233). Dr. Billoups is both a clinician and relationship coach. She earned a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As part of her course work, she completed and published her dissertation, entitled: The Psychological Effects of System Induced Trauma in the Child Welfare System. Prior to becoming a clinician, Dr. Billoups was employed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a Custody Assistant and later as a Deputy Sheriff for almost twelve years. While working on the department she had the opportunity to work at multiple facilities including Men Central Jail, Twin Towers, Central Arraignment Court, Torrance Court, and Central Regional Detention Center. Working in law enforcement allowed her to engage with members of society that needed additional support while they navigated the criminal justice system. Dr. Billoups has been trained in many modalities and due to this she has treated depression, anxiety, mood disorders, many variations of trauma, and a host of other mental illnesses. As a relationship coach, she holds her clients accountable to assist them with achieving their goals.Favorite Quote: “Work for a cause not for an applause, live life to express and not to impress” Author Unknown.
Dr. Colvin – PSB94025909
DaNiesha Colvin, PSY.D., is currently completing her postdoctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Selkirk (PSY28233). Dr. Colvin earned her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, Dr. Colvin has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from National University. Dr. Colvin provides individual, group, family, and couple’s therapy. Her approach to therapy draws from effective, evidence-based therapeutic techniques and interventions including Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Behavioral theories. Dr. Colvin enjoys helping her patients identify their self-worth, value, strengths, and unique identity. She believes people can realize that their past does not necessarily define them, that they can change their future and strive to be a better version of themselves.
Dr. Colvin has worked for over ten years with adolescents and adults in various settings, including community clinics, schools, and a rehabilitation center for substance use. She has extensive experience working with youth with developmental disabilities and has a passion for foster youth and at-risk youth.
Dr. Nourshahi – PSB94026336
Masoumeh “Yalda” Nourshahi, Psy.D., is currently completing her postdoctoral studies under the 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.
Dr. Yadegar – PSY22681
Farshid Yadegar, Ph.D., is a highly qualified Licensed Clinical Psychologist who comes to us with more than 20 years of clinical expertise. He earned his Bachelor’s in Sociology and Master’s in Psychology at the California State University, Los Angeles. He then earned his PhD in Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Additionally, Dr. Yadegar holds four degrees in the field of education and has taught at various universities. Dr. Yadegar is passionate about being in service to others. He believes that change is inevitable, and we are all on this path of becoming better people: to reach for a higher level of growth and development and to be a witness of such growth in others. Dr. Yadegar’s clinical approach is client-centered, and he believes in discussing, planning, and setting goals in joint ventures with his clients. He carefully reviews the client’s hopes, dreams, and their inner desire for change.