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Dr. Bibi Shah

Dr. Bibi Shah


Bibi is a psychologist and psychotherapist who works with children and young adults. Bibi’s expertise is in the areas of depression, anxiety, and parenting. She takes a holistic and trauma-informed approach in her work.

Professional experience

  • Psychotherapist in Private Practice at Inspire Therapy (Apr 2021 - Present), Miami-Fort Lauderdale Area, Hybrid): Specializing in CBT, DBT, EMDR, trauma-informed techniques, and Family Systems approach. Consults with schools and entities on Social-Emotional Learning.

  • Research And Policy Analyst at CHILD ADVOCACY INTERNATIONAL (Sep 2018 - Mar 2020, 1 yr 7 mos, Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Focused on research and implementation of programs in the Middle East and Pakistan, creating training materials for child welfare and protection, and developing stakeholder relationships.

  • Director of Psychology/Developmental Psychologist at The Developing Child Centre (TDCC) (Sep 2014 - May 2017, 2 yrs 9 mos): Skills include Adolescent Therapy.

  • Child Psychologist at Soor Center for Professional Therapy & Assessment (Nov 2009 - Nov 2011, 2 yrs 1 mo, Kuwait): Specialized in family therapy, CBT, parenting, conducted psychological testing, evaluation, and community workshops.

  • Member at Kuwait Health Initiative (2009 - May 2011, 2 yrs 5 mos).

  • Faculty at American University of Kuwait (Jan 2010 - Dec 2010, 1 yr): Psychology Dept.

  • Programs and Outreach Coordinator at National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (May 2007 - Jun 2009, 2 yrs 2 mos).

  • Faculty at Hunter College (Aug 2005 - Jun 2009, 3 yrs 11 mos): Department of Psychology. Courses Taught included Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Child Development, Human Development, Psychology of Women.

  • Research Psychologist-Developmental Psychology at City University of New York (Aug 2005 - May 2009, 3 yrs 10 mos).


  • The Graduate Center, City University of New York: PhD in Developmental Psychology, 2005 - 2009. Activities and societies include an interest in cross-cultural studies of parenting and child development, child abuse, refugee mental health, and international mental health.

  • University of Miami: BS in Biology, 1997 - 2001.

  • University of Miami: MS in Clinical Psychology, 2002 - 2005. Activities and societies include experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and working with Children and Adolescents as well as young adults.

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