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 DoSomething.org. Dr. Weichman has served as
a guest lecturer for the University of Southern California and Concordia
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.