Yaara Shimshoni, PhD

Yaara Shimshoni is a clinical psychologist and an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center. As a member of the Anxiety and Moods Disorders Program, directed by Profs. Wendy Silverman and Eli Lebowitz, Dr. Shimshoni conducts research and provides clinical care for anxious children and their parents. She is currently the lead investigator on a pilot study examining the feasibility of a parent-based treatment she developed for child avoidant and restrictive eating (ARFID). Dr. Shimshon’ research focuses on the development and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on parent-child relationships and cross-generational influences.