Emily Hugo, Psy.D.
Dr. Emily Hugo is a licensed psychologist (PSY23245) with expertise in the treatment of anxiety, mood, eating, and trauma-related disorders. She also specializes in the treatment of relationship difficulties and life transitions. Dr. Hugo primarily works with adults and older adolescents. She has been trained in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
Dr. Hugo is a staff psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) specializing in the provision of empirically supported, trauma-focused treatments for veterans presenting with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, Dr. Hugo is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, teaching and supervising psychiatry residents and clinicians. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a predoctoral clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hugo received her Psy.D. from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium.
Dr. Hugo’s approach to therapy utilizes an empirical foundation to help people fully realize their capacity for achieving a more vital way of living. Her authentic and active approach matches therapeutic intervention with client issues. It is critical for clients to understand how therapeutic work leads to the improvements they are seeking so they can complete therapy with confidence. It is normal for people to face difficult times in their lives and Dr. Hugo provides a safe space for clients to explore their goals, cope with pain and stress, and live with quality and value.