Jerry Weichman, Ph.D.

Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute

  • Psychologist Advisor
  • Teen Brain Program
Phone 949-764-6066 Fax

Dr. Jerry Weichman is a board certified clinical psychologist, adolescent specialist and parenting expert. His practice at Hoag Neurosciences Institute is exclusively focused on the treatment of adolescents, pre-adolescents, and young adults.

Dr. Weichman’s approach bridges modern-age adolescent lingo, concepts, technology, and clinical knowledge in an approach that resonates with teens. Parents respond well to his directive techniques, gaining a far deeper understanding of the issues facing adolescents today while learning tools to more effectively guide their teen into young adulthood.

Dr. Weichman received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology and has exclusively specialized in adolescents and parenting adolescents for the past 15 years. His expertise includes behavioral disorders, antisocial behaviors, depression and mood disorders, anxiety and stress-related disorders, substance abuse, self-injury, bullying, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, academic challenges, and family relational problems.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Weichman served as clinical director of an inpatient teen treatment facility. He also chaired the development of a mental-health pilot program for Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the Bullying Prevention Initiative of California, as well as the national Teen Crisis Text Line for Dr. Weichman has served as a guest lecturer for the University of Southern California and Concordia University.

Since 2002, his popular speeches, lectures and seminars have been presented to tens of thousands of middle school and high school students as well as parents, teachers, and administrators, providing a valuable window into how today’s teens and parents can successfully overcome the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Dr. Weichman is the author of the book How to Deal, a survival guide for high school teens, where he shares his personal struggles as a teen and young adult to provide teens with applicable tools to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, self esteem, academics, and social drama to enable them to navigate their lives more effectively and successfully. Dr. Weichman draws on his own experiences, growing up as a below-knee amputee who overcame many personal obstacles to eventually receive academic and athletic honors in high school, play Division I college football, and earn his Ph.D. at the early age of 26.