Dr. Bergman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and joined the Department of Psychiatry soon after earning her degree. She is a researcher and clinician who specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment for children and adolescents with OCD, selective mutism, and related disorders. Her work seeks to further understand, develop, and test interventions for anxious children, and is particularly interested in the use of mindfulness techniques in the treatment of anxiety. Dr. Bergman has received several research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to study the treatment of childhood anxiety and has written extensively on this topic.
In addition to her role at the UCLA CARES Center, Dr. Bergman is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.