Dr. Ori Shinar trained and earned his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University (Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology) on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Campus. He attended the University of California, Irvine to earn a B.A. in Psychology. After graduate school, Dr. Shinar received his graduate clinical training at Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan and interned at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Schneider’s Children’s Hospital. He followed up with an additional post doctoral fellowship at LIJ for additional specialty training.
Dr. Shinar has been able to publish in a variety of professional journals and made an appearance as a guest on The Dr. Oz Show as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of nail biting/skin picking. He specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for a variety of disorders including Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors like hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking and nail biting.
Dr. Shinar’s practice also focuses on Parenting, Divorce, and Family Transitions. With specialized training in parent management training (PMT), Dr. Shinar helps educate and coach parents to change their child's problem behaviors using principles of learning theory and behavior modification. He provides Divorce Counseling to support individuals as they begin to create a new life for themselves. Pre and Post-divorce therapy helps you work through the emotional and practical difficulties that often come with going through a divorce.