I begin by providing education around symptoms then developing collaborative goals to reduce your symptoms.

Our Team

Charissa Hosseini-Kekicheff, PhD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused

Therapy Style

Through experience and my own research, I have developed an integrated approach to therapy. I begin by providing education around symptoms then developing collaborative goals to reduce your symptoms. Once we have established our goals, we will then apply the most updated evidence-based practices into treatment. This integrated approach allows for flexibility in treatment.

Education

BA - Psychology and American Studies (Minor in Native American Studies), University of California, Santa Cruz

MS - Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University

PhD - Clinical Psychology (Emphasis on Geropsychology and Trauma), Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University

Internship, Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center, Loma Linda

Internship, San Francisco VA Medical Center

License Number and State

CA 32309

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a psychologist?

I find it meaningful to take the time into understanding varying human perspectives and how those perspectives influence behaviors. Specifically in the context of culture and intersecting identities.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy playing tennis, going for a day hike, cooking, and watching what would be considered bad TV (e.g. reality TV).

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Exercise and incorporating mindfulness into my day.

What book have you read more than once?

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. His book has influenced my clinical therapy style.