Hi! I’m Dr. Parisa Shoja, founder of Young Minds Psychology. I am a Clinical Psychologist passionate about supporting and fostering the mental health of our young ones. I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults. To find out how I can be of help, click here.

Psychological services for children, teens, and young adults.

Now serving Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Granite Bay, Loomis and the greater Sacramento area.


Why Therapy?

Maybe you’ve noticed your child or teen struggling with:

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Behavioral issues 

  • Adjusting to change or

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Or perhaps your pediatrician or school staff recommended you seek support for your child 


Therapy can help you and your child feel supported while they work to overcome challenges and make positive changes.


Sometimes feelings of frustration or helplessness about how you can help your child may come up. Whatever the reason is you do not have to figure it out alone!


Dr. Parisa Shoja

I am a Licensed Psychologist (PSY30591) specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. I have over 12 years of experience working with children in the field of psychology and discovered my love for this discipline working as a behavioral therapist for children with autism spectrum disorders. My training and work experience has involved various settings including the UC Davis M.I.N.D Institute, outpatient clinics, schools, community mental health centers, and hospitals.

My Style

When working with kids and teens, I strive to create a space which fosters exploration, gaining insight, building problem solving skills, and developing effective coping skills. Incorporating various therapeutic techniques allows me to tailor each child's treatment to their unique strengths, challenges, and goals.


I also offer parent consultation to help parents explore ways of effectively managing challenging behaviors.


  • B.A. in Psychology at UC Davis

  • Master's in Clinical Psychology at APA accredited Wright Institute

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at APA accredited Wright Institute