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Jodi Samuels Shir Ph.D

Jodi Samuels Shir Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jodi Samuels Shir is a Florida Licensed Psychologist and has over twenty-five years of experience in treating individuals, couples, and families for a variety of mental health issues. Dr. Shir received her Bachelors’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees graduating with the distinction of high honors from the University of Florida. She completed her internship at Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in child trauma and family violence.

Since 1991, Dr. Shir has developed a focus on the treatment of emotional and behavioral problems of children and adolescents.  She was the founder and Chair of the Child and Adolescent Division of the Broward County Psychological Association in 1997.  She has had extensive experience in dealing with Emotionally Handicapped and Learning Disabled Children, Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Victims of trauma/abuse, Addiction and substance abuse, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, and Oppositional-Defiant children and adolescents.  While Dr. Shir has developed her expertise in treating children and adolescents, she also enjoys working with adults and helping couples.

Dr. Shir has had training in couples therapy and enjoys helping people with their interpersonal and communication skills as well as more complex emotional problems. Dr. Shir has worked in substance abuse facilities and has knowledge in dealing with addiction and dual diagnosis-related issues. Dr. Shir also has a strong Forensic background and was a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Examiners.  She has served as an expert witness in the Broward County Courts and was listed as an examiner on the Broward County Court Projects roster.

Additionally, Dr. Shir was a Certified and Court Appointed Family Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida.  She has expertise in family mediation and related issues.  Dr. Shir has also enjoyed teaching and writing and has several published articles in the areas of domestic violence and eating disorders.

Dr. Shir was acknowledged as a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider in 2020. She is currently in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #44552 and maintains flexible hours to accommodate the needs of her clients.