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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

Clinical Director
Licensed Psychologist, CA PSY 21867
Ph.D. Boston University
B.A. University at Albany


Dr. Cherian earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University where she received extensive training in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She completed a one year APA accredited clinical internship at the West Los Angeles VA where she worked with individuals with a wide range of mental health (e.g., anxiety, mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse) and physical health (e.g., smoking cessation, cardio pulmonary rehabilitation) concerns. Dr. Cherian completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior where she was involved in clinical research and treatment pertaining to adolescent health, depression, and suicidality.

Dr. Cherian specializes in applying cognitive behavioral and acceptance based treatment strategies to a variety of clinical concerns including anxiety (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsive hoarding), depression, stress, and substance use in both individual and group modalities.