Dr. Shannon Couture O'Flinn - Psychologist / Therapist


Dr. O'Flinn earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. She was mentored by David Penn in his lab studying social cognition and treatments for schizophrenia. After graduating, she moved to Manchester, United Kingdom, to work with Tony Morrison and to facilitate an international research collaboration with Aaron "Tim" Beck. Returning to the U.S., she worked with Jack Blanchard at the University of Maryland, College Park, for 3 years, where she also served as the Associate Director of Clinical Training. While there, she was honored as a Beck Scholar by the Beck Institute in 2013. Dr. O'Flinn then relocated to Los Angeles where she served for 7 years as the Clinic Director for the training clinic in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California. Dr. O'Flinn now has a full-time private practice in Pasadena in January 2019. In her practice, she specializes in the treatment of anxiety in late adolescence and adults (offering exposure therapy for OCD and panic disorder in particular), and has a special interest in perfectionism and how it impacts individuals over the course of their life. She enjoys using CBT and ACT methods, and she has expertise in couples' therapy using the Gottman method. (License CA PSY 24779)