Dr. Shivani Chopra is a psychiatrist who specializes in child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry. She is triple board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Chopra provides treatment for a wide range of complex mental health issues in children, adolescents, and young adults, using medications, psychotherapy such as CBT, diet, exercise, and alternative modalities of treatment. Her priority is the well being of her patients and their families, and she prides herself in providing the absolute highest quality of psychiatric care, focusing on the details, but never losing sight of the big picture. In addition to this, Dr. Chopra also performs forensic psychiatric evaluations for a wide variety of criminal, child dependency, and civil matters.
Dr. Chopra obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with distinction. While at UCLA, Dr. Chopra participated in psychological and breast cancer research, was an Assistant Resident Director, and served as Secretary General for the Model United Nations program. She then received her Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. While at Penn State, Dr. Chopra served as the President of Penn State’s chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), received an international travel grant for cross cultural medical research, and was involved in Lion Care, a student run clinic that provided medical and mental health care to underserved populations in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Chopra completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of California, Davis, and completed further subspecialty fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. During her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, Dr. Chopra served as the Chief Fellow of recruitment. Dr. Chopra then completed a second fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC) Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Sciences. While at USC, she served as a Clinical Instructor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, teaching psychiatry residents and medical students. Also, she gave national presentations on the psychiatric effects of bullying.
Currently, Dr. Chopra serves as CEO/Founder of the Premier Mind Institute, a psychiatry and psychotherapy mental health center in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Chopra formerly served as the Medical Director for the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She currently continues to serve as clinical faculty at the UCI School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, where she volunteers her time to teach and supervise child and adolescent psychiatry fellows in training. Dr. Chopra has also been on the Executive Council for the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the past nine years, and served as President of this organization in 2016-2017.