Meet Our Clinicians
Mika Handelman, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Founder, Supervisor
At heart, I am an integrative psychologist. What does this mean? Put simply, I do not
believe in a "one-size fits all" approach. I find therapy to be most effective when I am
able to draw thoughtfully and flexibly from a range of evidence-based practices, and
to creatively adapt, tailor, (or abandon) these in ways that allow me to respond to each
person's unique and complex life, strengths, and needs. Because clinical psychology is
primarily rooted in a White, Western, male, financially privileged framework (although
we're trying to work on this), I continually strive to be conscious of this in myself and my
work. I am particularly interested in the role of unhealthy cultural norms and associated
prejudices, faced outwardly or internalized - affecting mental health struggles.
I feel most engaged and fulfilled when working with individuals across a range of
ethnicities,religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. I was raised in a home with parents of different SES, racial and religious backgrounds. I identify as a cis, queer, multiracial Asian woman/person who is deeply invested in meaningful and fulfilling therapeutic work while valuing an equally rich personal life.
AREAS OF INTEREST: family of origin issues, attachment issues, intergenerational trauma, narcissistic abuse, race and/or gender related stress/trauma, graduate school stress, perfectionism, high levels of self-criticism and shame, living with cancer.
CONTACT ME DIRECTLY: firstname.lastname@example.org; 510-375-4433
Ana Marisa Hill, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Postdoctoral Fellow
Everyone experiences a wide range of emotions and sometimes they are
hard to explore, understand, and process alone. The day-to-day challenges
that we experience can often feel overwhelming and difficult to endure over
time. Therapy can be a place where you can talk openly, question freely,
and explore yourself without judgment.
I strive to create a therapeutic space that is supportive, genuine, and safe.
I provide therapy that is integrative, which means that I tailor my clinical practices to each client, each story, and each session.
I listen actively and interact with clients in a way that encourages a balance of process and content, insight and change. I
believe people have resiliency and can heal through psychotherapy.
I enjoy meeting and working with individuals from minoritized and marginalized populations. As a cis, queer, multiracial Latina
woman, I value the complexity and richness that every intersecting identities hold for each individual.
AREAS OF INTEREST: racial and ethnic identity development; LGBTQIA+ population, interpersonal relationship difficulties,
student-athletes, international students, family of origin issues, graduate school stress, spiritual/religious exploration.
CONTACT ME DIRECTLY: email@example.com