Meet Dr. Katiah


Hi! As a clinical psychologist, my passion lies in offering psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching tailored for adults, with a specific focus on helping young professionals, high-performing adults, and emerging adults. My focus extends beyond surface-level coping strategies, targeting the root of your emotional strain and equipping you with the resilience to conquer your struggles. Together, we’ll ensure that you are not just surviving, but flourishing!

Through a compassionate and cooperative approach, we’ll explore how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors may be contributing to your current difficulties. Each therapeutic journey is custom-designed to align with your specific needs, backed by scientifically-rooted practices. I diligently employ assessment tools to monitor your progress, ensuring we are on the path to heightened well-being.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 28258) with over 15 years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of aiding clients in diverse environments such as private practice, outpatient psychotherapy clinics, innovative mental health startups, community mental health centers, and hospitals. My professional journey has also led me to my current role as a Practicum Director at UCSF, where I mentor doctoral students in conducting comprehensive and precise mental health assessments.

If you’re a high performer, an emerging adult, or someone seeking better control over your emotions, or even if you’re simply striving for enhanced overall wellness, I am here to assist. Reach out to me without hesitation if you have any inquiries or wish to schedule an appointment. It would be my honor to guide you on your journey to emotional growth and resilience.

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