Meet Dr. Katiah


Hi! I provide counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching for adults, with a special focus on mental health for young professionals, high-performing individuals, and emerging adults. 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 build resilience and find solutions to these problems. I also want to make sure you’re not just coping through life, but actually living and thriving!

I tailor therapy to best suit your needs. My therapeutic approach is rooted in scientifically-based practices and I use assessment instruments to track your progress toward wellbeing.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 28258) with 15 years of experience providing mental health assessment and treatment in a variety of settings including private practice, outpatient psychotherapy clinics, mental health startups, community mental health centers, and hospitals.

Please note that I am NOT accepting new clients at this time.


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

Internship & Postdoc:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) & San Diego VA, 2014
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) & West Los Angeles VA, 2016
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) & San Francisco VA, 2017


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)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
California Psychological Association (CPA)
San Francisco Psychological Association
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Society of Clinical Psychology
National Hispanic Science Network