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Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

Masters of Education in Psychology/Early Childhood Education, California State University, Northridge, CA

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, California State University, Northridge, CA

Licensure and Certificates

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist Psy. 21128

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology, California Graduate Institute

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CIEM) May 2011-present

  • Psychological and Educational Testing for Children and Adolescents, Reiss-Davis

  • Teaching Certificate for Children and Adolescents, Wingate Institute, Israel


Dr. Irit Bar-Netzer, PSY.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with individuals, children and their parents for the last thirty three years. Dr. Bar-Netzer has applied her compassion, empathy and skill in the area of teaching Parent and Child Development.

Since 1980, Irit has developed and implemented three children's programs in a residential drug treatment program and was Disability/Mental Health Coordinator for Options Head Start. What is unique about these programs is that Irit believes in approaching education and treatment from the child’s point of view. She believes in fervently working with families to better understand their children and all their needs; environmental, psychological and physical.

She is currently working for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/UCEED as the

Head Start Program Director.

She provides intake, assessment, treatment planning and crisis management with issues, which include stress, depression, anxiety, trauma ADD/ADHD, PTSD and substance abuse. She screens, assesses, uses testing to diagnose needs of each man, woman and child. She provides individual therapy to substance abusing men, and women in recovery centers. She also provides counseling services for prenatal, infant and preschool children and families.

She currently works for the Board of Parole Hearing as an MDO (Mentally Disordered Offender) Evaluator.

Professional Affiliations

  • LACPA Los Angeles County Psychological Association

  • WAAT (Women's Association for Addiction Treatment) Co-Chair San Fernando Valley

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