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 traumas; 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
AREAS OF INTEREST:
CONTACT ME DIRECTLY: email@example.com