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“Working together, we will co-create markers of success on the path towards your therapeutic goals, anchoring our work both in the evidence base and the stories and realities of each of our lived experiences. I am trained in modern trauma-informed and culturally-affirming behavioral therapies, including ACT, CBT, DBT, MBSR, and schema-based work. I work with issues around anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, trauma, relationship dynamics, substance use struggles, insomnia and other sleep disturbances, problematic eating behaviors, clinical perfectionism, and more. I particularly love diving into exposure therapy with folks who are looking to expand their capacity to be kind to themselves while they experience challenging thoughts, emotions, and sensations. I strive to bring my genuine self to each session, and a sense of compassionate humor towards the pain and beautfy of the human condition.
I am a psychological assistant working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Kurland and Dr. Toole. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions about my training or my experience. ”
Dr. Pool earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience at Yale University, and went on to conduct neuroimaging research with the Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience at the Martinez VA and the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Pool earned her Doctorate of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has trained and gone on to consult at the Berkeley CBT Clinic and the Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic. She has been a consultant with several behavioral health startups, including Octave Behavioral Health in San Francisco and New York, as well as Therapy Notebooks. She is currently co-authoring a self-guided emotional healing workbook with New Harbinger.
General, Trauma Recovery Clinic, Thrive
Graduate School: The Wright Institute, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Internship: Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek, Addiction Medicine and Mental Health Departments
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Peninsula Behavioral Health and CBT San Francisco with Dr. Jocelyn Sze (co-occuring postdoctoral training)