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Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Worried that your emotions are out of control? Struggling with an eating disorder or substance use?

Whatever challenges you are currently facing in life, psychotherapy can help to get you feeling better and working on building the life you deserve to live-- a life worth living.

I believe in treatment that is active and present-focused, moves you towards life goals, and is informed by the latest research.


“You have, quite literally, taught me how to live without suffering. DBT treatment has given me hope, taught me life skills, and inspired me to create and live 'a life worth living.' Relationships feel healthier, my emotions feel more in control, and I'm making better decisions. Thank you, Dr. Miry!”
Janice, former patient
"Our family is whole again because of your treatment. We came to you afraid that we had lost our daughter to addiction and depression. One year later, she is enrolled in college, healthy, and safe. Thank you for your compassionate treatment, the telephone coaching calls, and always believing in our family."
Parents of teen patient

About Dr. Miry

Dr. Shokooh Miry is a Stanford-trained psychologist specializing in the care of child, adolescent and adult patients struggling with emotional difficulties. She is a highly trained practitioner of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT] for problems including: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, and self-harming behaviors.
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Dr. Miry completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University Hospital Department of Psychiatry. At Stanford, Dr. Miry's clinical work emphasized evidence-based practice, particularly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She completed a one-year training rotation in the Stanford Couples and Family Clinic.

Dr. Miry completed her pre-doctoral fellowship at the Duke University Medical Center, where she was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the treatment of mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse. She received extensive training in the Duke Eating Disorders Clinic, where she served as individual therapist and group therapist for patients struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other eating problems. While at Duke, Dr. Miry served as a study therapist for a large research study examining DBT for substance abuse.

Dr. Miry’s pre-doctoral clinical training and research also included work at the UCSF Department of Child Psychiatry, the VA Palo Alto Anxiety Clinic, and the Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress.

In addition to seeing patients in her private practice, Dr. Miry trains and supervises doctoral students.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 04:23