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Dr. Laila Madni is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. She was previously an Adjunct Faculty member at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is an expert in the treatment of child and adolescent eating disorders. After earning her doctorate in clinical psychology at Alliant International University, she completed postdoctoral training at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center's Pediatric Program. Dr. Madni has extensive experience in crisis intervention, and completed her Clinical Internship at Tarzana Treatment Centers in the Youth Program where she provided individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents with substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, disruptive disorders, and trauma in an intensive outpatient setting. 


Dr. Madni earned her B.A. in Psychology and a minor degree in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, and her M.A. in Psychology and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. Her clinical and research interests include child and adolescent mood disorders, eating disorders, body image disturbance, suicidality, and mindfulness. 

Fun Facts from Dr. Madni:

"I really enjoy dancing and have trained in ballet my whole life! I attended the Los Angeles Ballet School and the Westside School of Ballet. I also had a great time co-directing, choreographing, and performing original pieces with the USC Chamber Ballet Company. Other passions of mine include drawing and painting. Ink, charcoal, and acrylic paints are some of my favorite media to work with."

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