Sarosh J. Motivala, Ph.D. – Director of Training
Sarosh J. Motivala, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and is a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in research-supported treatment of OCD. At the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program he conducts individual therapy and runs groups on cognitive therapy and coping skills. In addition to his focus on helping individuals with chronic anxiety, He also specializes cognitive-behavioral strategies to help individuals with chronic insomnia.
Dr. Motivala grew up in Los Angeles after his family moved from Mumbai India. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his doctorate in health-clinical psychology from the University of Miami. Subsequently, he returned to Los Angeles and UCLA as a postdoctoral fellow and then faculty member at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, where he used and evaluated research-supported psychological treatment approaches in working with patients with anxiety disorders and sleep disorders. Dr. Motivala has over 40 peer reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters and conference presentations examining interactions between mood, stress, physiological outcomes and health. In addition to his work at the UCLA OCD program, Dr. Motivala sees clients in his private practice  and conducts research on mood and poor sleep.