Tara S. Peris, PhD

Tara S. Peris, PhD

Pediatric Psychology
Primary Location
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
300 Medical Plaza
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Tara Peris is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute and Program Director of the UCLA ABC Partial Hospitalization Program. Her clinical interests are in developmental psychopathology, with a particular focus on evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. Her research interests center on developing strategies for optimizing treatment outcome for difficult-to-treat cases of anxiety, OCD, and related conditions. Dr. Peris completed her graduate training at the University of Virginia and her clinical internship at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is the recipient of a career development award from NIMH, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and awards from the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF), the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC), and the Friends of the Semel Institute.





University of Virginia School of Medicine, PhD, 2006


West Los Angeles

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry| Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center