Mitra Avari, Psy.D.

Mitra Avari, Psy.D.

Mitra Avari, Psy.D. is a licensed therapist with over 35 years of clinical experience with children, teenagers, and adults.  In 1994, after earning a 2nd Master’s degree, Mitra began working as a credentialed school psychologist for the Los Angeles Unified School District.  In her 23+ years tenure with the district, Dr. Avari tested children & teenagers for emotional, developmental, and learning disabilities- including ADHD, autism, & intellectual disabilities- and determined appropriate interventions, created support plans, and provided individual counseling to students and their parents.  She created a bicultural workshop series for parents that addressed hard-to-discuss topics including drug use, self-injury, and bullying.  And she ran on-going counseling groups for teenagers, creating a safe space to talk about things like grief, study skills, healthy relationships, and trauma.  Youth who participated in her groups were more likely to come to school and graduate on time, and parents who attended the workshops reported being able to better communicate with their kids.  Dr. Avari also trained school staff and parents in LGBT inclusion & sensitivity, chaired the Crisis Team, provided professional development trainings on mental health for staff, and supervised Master’s level interns.    


In 2014, upon earning her Psy.D, she began her private practice, returning to work with adults as well as children and teenagers.  Drawing on a broad range of therapeutic approaches, she provides caring, culturally competent, responsive therapy that is tailored to the unique needs of each client. 


She offers online, video or phone sessions with clients through Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and Doxy.me.



  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury