Meet Dr. Llerena


I provide counseling and psychotherapy for adults (18+), with a special focus on mental health for young professionals. My empathic and collaborative approach explores the ways in which your thoughts, emotions, and actions contribute to your problems or emotional pain, and I help you find solutions to these problems. I tailor therapy to best suit your needs. My therapeutic approach is effective for a wide range of issues.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 28258) with 10 years of experience providing mental health assessment and treatment in a variety of settings including outpatient psychotherapy clinics, community mental health centers, and hospitals.


Graduate Training:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
Master of Science (MS) in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010


University of California, San Diego (UCSD) & San Diego VA, 2014
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) & West Los Angeles VA, 2016


I am also currently a Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) & San Francisco VA


I have published research focused on the neurophysiological underpinnings of emotion and motivation in scientific journals, such as the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychiatry Research, International Journal of Psychophysiology, and Comprehensive Psychiatry.

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association (APA)
California Psychological Association (CPA)
San Francisco Psychological Association
Society of Clinical Psychology
Society for Research in Psychopathology
National Hispanic Science Network