Emma P. Oshagan, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Lic. No. PSY20097

Dr. Emma Oshagan has more than 25 years of experience working in clinical practice working with children, adults, the elderly, and the chronically ill in different settings such as hospitals, schools and mental health agencies. Dr. Oshagan graduated from the American University of Beirut with Master’s degree in Psychology. In 1975, she came to the U.S. as a Fulbight-Hays exchange Scholar to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a Ph.D. in Communications. After obtaining her Ph.D., she went on to teach at universities in the US. In 1989 she went to the California School of Professional Psychology for her second Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist.

Dr. Oshagan has published in professional journals, has lectured and conducted numerous workshops for teenagers, young adults and parents . She is the founder of Pacific Clinics first school-based mental health program serving Armenian students in Glendale. She also is the founder of the Armenian American Mental health Association in California.

Presently, Dr. Oshagan is a member of several community organizations in a leadeship role and designated representative of Armenians and other ethnic populations in Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and serves as a member of Systems Leadership Team which is an advisory group to the Director of LA County Department of Mental Health.

She is the proud mother of two sons and grandmother of six grandchildren.


Academic underachievement, adoption, anxiety, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, bisexual issues, borderline personality, career counseling, child or adolescent issues, coping skills, depression, divorce, domestic abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, elderly persons disorders, emotional disturbance, family conflict, gay issues, grief, impulse control disorders, lesbian issues, marital and premarital, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiance, parenting, peer relationships, racial identity, relationship issues, sexual abuse, women’s issues

Treatment Preference

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Multiculturally Sensitive Intervention, Eclectic Intervention


Individuals, couples, family, group

Age Specialty

Adolescents/teenagers (14-19), adults, elders (65+)

Additional Language/s Spoken