Shefali Gandhi, PsyD


Shefali Gandhi, PsyD, is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Arizona specializing in providing care for patients coping with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, PTSD, poor social skills, poor anger management skills, parenting difficult adolescents and children, attachment issues, as well as disruptive behavior disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

Currently, she is the Clinical Director of Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona. Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona responds to the overwhelming needs of abused children with community partners: Phoenix Police Department, the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Additionally, she sits on the Executive Board of MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-aged Kids), a non-profit organization that provides psychoeducation to Arizona families on current social-emotional issues related to today’s youth through in school programming and MASK the Magazine for which she is a contributing writer. At her private practice, she engages in school-based psychological consultation, EMDR, and clinical supervision of graduate doctoral students.

As a graduate professor, she taught at the medical school, Midwestern University for 5 years, in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. At Midwestern, she engaged in advocacy work as the faculty coordinator for the HOME project, a student-run psychoeducation program providing education and care for the homeless population of Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Gandhi holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and a M.A. and Psy.D. from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology.