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Lianne Salcido, PsyD


About me

I believe that the mind and body are inextricably connected. We often experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with illness or medical problems. As a therapist with specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, my work emphasizes this mind-body connection. My primary areas of expertise focus on the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, sexual health, chronic pain, and stress management in adults. Additionally, I help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, and relationship difficulties. I utilize focused strategies with strong research support, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have specialized training in CBT for insomnia and chronic pain and provide consultation and training in these areas. Whether you may be needing ongoing therapy or more short-term coaching, I will collaborate with you to define and clarify your values and goals for treatment.

Dr. Salcido earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She completed her APA-accredited internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, with an emphasis on behavioral medicine with specializations in sleep, bariatric surgery/weight management, chronic pain, and sexual health. In addition to her health psychology expertise, she has formal training in several evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression, and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Salcido believes that effective therapy is culturally sensitive and relevant and helps individuals to identify and live in accordance with their own values. Alongside her work at Peninsula Behavioral Health, Dr. Salcido also serves as a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

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Training and Experience

Graduate School: PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium
Internship: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Post-doctoral Fellowship: VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Behavioral Medicine Focus



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