Sadia Najmi PhD
Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Najmi is currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety at San Diego State University. Dr. Najmi specializes in empirically supported treatments for OCD, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The main focus of her clinical practice is weekly and intensive Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD.
Dr. Najmi received her B.Sc. in Mathematical/Computational Sciences and a B.A. in History from Stanford University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University, where her dissertation was on the topic of OCD. Dr. Najmi has received extensive training in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders and has authored numerous articles in this area. She completed her predoctoral internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Affiliate, and postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety at San Diego State University and at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.