“My goal is to team up with you to help you make meaningful and lasting change, according to your own unique vision for your life. I use an evidence-based approach to treat a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to life transitions. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma or significant stressors, as well as young professionals navigating imposter syndrome, perfectionism, self-criticism, or a lack of purpose. As a therapist, my approach is warm, respectful, nonjudgmental, and, sometimes, irreverent. I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my practice, as well as other evidence-based therapies (DBT, CPT, PE, and IPT). ”
Dr. Kurland obtained her degree from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. consortium. She has trained in a variety of settings, including college counseling centers, hospital programs, and medical centers. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center, and her postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, with a focus on treating complex trauma using evidence based treatments such as CPT, PE, DBT, and ACT. Dr. Kurland was previously the Associate Director for Service Innovation at Palo Alto University’s center for M2Health, a position focused on increasing access to evidence-based treatment for mental health through technological innovation. Additionally, she has specialized training in working with journalists and is a provider with the Journalist Trauma Support Network. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kurland currently supervises an unlicensed postdoctoral clinician and has a leadership role within Peninsula Behavioral Health.
General, Trauma Recovery Clinic, Thrive, Women’s Wellness
Graduate School: PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium
Internship: Loma Linda VA Medical Center
Post-doctoral Fellowship: VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, PTSD Focus