Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Bryn Mawr Col (1999)

National Register Member Since

Barry Zakireh, PhD

  • Expert witness testimony in courts
  • Peer-reviewed research
  • Assessment of sexual aggression
  • Risk assessment procedures
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Child pornography and online sexual offenses
  • Counseling and psychotherapy services for emotional and behavioral disorders or issues
  • Learn more about me on my website:

    Practice Characteristics

    Areas of Expertise

    • Forensic Psychology (e.g., mental competency, parent-child custody, legal evaluations, violence or risk assessment)
    • General Psychological Testing (e.g., intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, school placement, health)
    • School Psychology (e.g., individualized education planning, placement, conduct problems, advanced placement)
    • Individual Psychotherapy

    Ages Served

    • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
    • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
    • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
    • Children (3-12 yrs.)

    Languages Spoken Other Than English

    • Farsi

    Treatment Modalities

    • Psychodynamic Treatment


    • Director of the Forensic Program, Joseph J. Peters Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2002 to present)
    • Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009 to present)
    • Board Member, Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, Pennsylvania (2000 to present)
    • Member, Medical/Legal Advisory Board, Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General (2006 to present)
    • Licensed Psychologist, Pennsylvania
    • Certified School Psychologist, Pennsylvania
    • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Clinical and Research Member, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
    • Member, The Psychology-Law Society (APA-Psy-L)
    • Member, American College of Forensic Psychology
    • Credentialed Registrant, National Register of Health Service Psychologists

    Fee Information/Office Policy

  • Most services are self-pay with sliding scale fees available.
  • Office Hours M-F: 9 am – 6 pm.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and other hours during week available for special circumstances and by appointment.
  • Alternate Phone Number: 215-665-8670 (Extension 5104)
  • Insurance Plans

    • Medicaid (PA) for some services.

    Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    2101 Pine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    P: 267-496-9588 (Office)