Zachary Shindorf, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Zachary Shindorf, Ph.D.

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Director of Psychological Service, Children's Behavioral Health Center

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

School Health Care

Locations and Contact

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Children's Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)
2248 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-734-3574

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Shindorf believes in providing supportive, patient-centered care. This involves providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for all his patients. Dr. Shindorf believes in adapting different evidence-based strategies to meet the specific needs of each patient and family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shindorf is a clinical psychologist offering evidence-based psychotherapy to children, adolescents, families, and young adults. He has proficiency in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-informed strategies for depression, anxiety, behavioral and social concerns. He has special clinical interest and expertise in adapting treatments for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related challenges. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shindorf’s academic interests include program development, adapting DBT-informed strategies for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), clinical-based/quality improvement research, and school-based mental health. Dr. Shindorf is also passionate about teaching/training future mental health professionals.


Clinical Psychologist

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, Miami University, 2012

Other School

M.A., School Psychology, University of Montana, 2016

Other School

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Montana, 2019


Clinical Psychology, Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology at Boys Town, 2018-19


Clinical Psychology, Brown Alpert Medical School Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, 2019-20

Warren T. Nelson Award, for Outstanding Community Service, Miami University (Ohio), 2011

Goforth, A. N., Yosai, E. R., Brown, J. A., & Shindorf, Z. R. (2016). A Multi-method inquiry of the practice and context of rural school psychology. Contemporary  School Psychology,  1-13. doi: 10.1007/s40688-016-0110-1.

Goforth, A. N., Nichols, L. M., Stanick, C. F., Shindorf, Z. R., & Holter, O. (2016). School-based considerations for supporting Arab American youths’ mental health. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s40688-016-0117-7

(Book chapter) Shindorf, Z.R., Goforth, A. N., & Yosai, E. (2016). Stereotypes and its impact. In R.  Summers (Ed.), Social psychology: How other people influence our thoughts and  actions (pp. 45-58). Santa Barbra, CA: Greenwood. 

(Book chapter) Yosai, E., Goforth, A. N., & Shindorf, Z.R. (2016). Social Caring. In R. Summers  (Ed.),Social psychology: How other people influence our thoughts and action (pp.  258-276). Santa Barbra, CA: Greenwood.