Our psychologists have extensive experience treating anxiety, stress, and depression. They are highly-trained, doctoral level clinicians, and many are affiliated with top institutions in the Bay Area, including Stanford University, Palo Alto University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the VA Palo Alto.
Robert Holaway, Ph.D.
Director and Founding Partner
Dr. Holaway (PSY22248) specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based interventions for adults with anxiety and related disorders. He has expertise in the treatment of OCD, panic disorder, chronic worry, phobias, and social anxiety disorder. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and is the attending psychologist in the Stanford Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program. In addition to clinical services, Dr. Holaway also teaches and provides training and supervision in cognitive-behavioral therapy to psychiatry residents and graduate students and is the Co-Associate Director of Clinical Training of the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Read More.
Kate Corcoran, Ph.D.
Dr. Corcoran (PSY23955) is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches for mood and anxiety disorders. She emphasizes evidence-based, compassionate, client-centered treatment with the goal of providing clients tools to effectively overcome psychological distress and lead more fulfilling lives. Dr. Corcoran is a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and she teaches graduate students and psychiatry residents CBT and mindfulness-based interventions. Read More.
Tam Hartl, Ph.D.
Dr. Hartl (PSY20151) is a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment (including exposure and response prevention) for adults with mood and anxiety disorders, stress, sexual dysfunction, and compulsive hoarding. Prior to her work at PAG, she served as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford University and as the Coordinator of the Anxiety Clinic at the VA Palo Alto. She currently teaches an Anxiety Disorders class at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Read More.
Laura Horsch, Ph.D.
Dr. Horsch (PSY22245) is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Her main areas of expertise are treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, coaching families in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and working with families affected by medical illness. Read More.
Faith Brozovich, Ph.D.
Dr. Brozovich (PSY25186) is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments for adults with anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, chronic worry, OCD, trauma, panic, and specific phobias. Her approach to therapy is to use empirically-supported techniques to enhance individuals’ awareness of their anxiety and coach them to fully engage in their lives. Dr. Brozovich is also a Research Associate at Stanford University in the Department of Psychology, where she serves as the primary clinical psychologist in the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience lab. Read More.
Kim Chu, Psy.D.
Dr. Chu is a licensed psychologist (PSY26832) specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based interventions for adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. She has expertise in the treatment of panic disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, OCD, chronic worry, agoraphobia, specific phobias, and depression. Dr. Chu’s approach to therapy emphasizes an empirical framework to help clients learn new skills to improve their functioning and quality of life while building upon personal strengths and cultivating resilience. Read More.
Dr. Julia Corcoran is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY28591) with experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and periods of transition and change across the lifespan, including new mothers, adolescents and young adults, older adults, and professionals seeking career advancement or change. She utilizes evidence-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness in a culturally informed manner to develop and implement treatment. Dr. Corcoran is also Adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto University in the Business Psychology Bachelor’s Degree program, and a Lead Coach for BetterUp, Inc. Read More.
Courtney Farmer, PhD
Dr. Courtney Farmer is a licensed psychologist (PSY28514) with expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, emotion dysregulation, and adjustment to life transitions. She specializes in the use of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Farmer utilizes a collaborative, active, and compassion-focused approach to treatment aimed at reducing distressing psychological symptoms while enhancing quality of life. She primarily works with adults and older adolescents. In addition to her clinical work at PAG, Dr. Farmer provides training and supervision to graduate students at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Read More.
Katie Fracalanza, Ph.D.
Dr. Fracalanza is a licensed psychologist (PSY28652) specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments for adults with anxiety and related disorders. She has expertise in the treatment of OCD, chronic worry, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and depression. Dr. Fracalanza is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where she provides specialized anxiety disorder treatment, conducts clinically-relevant research, and delivers training to graduate students and psychiatry residents. Her approach to therapy emphasizes increasing life fulfillment and reducing psychological suffering by offering clients new coping tools and different ways of approaching difficulties within a warm, compassion-focused framework. Dr. Fracalanza draws from a wide variety of techniques supported by research and tailors these strategies to the unique needs of each individual client. Read More.
Daniel Gutkind, Ph.D.
Dr. Gutkind (PSY20889) is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults and couples with anxiety, mood, and substance-related disorders. He is a staff psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) specializing in the provision of empirically-supported treatments for veterans presenting with anxiety and mood difficulties. His therapy is based on gold-standard research and uses an interactive and conversational approach to collaboratively untangle the thoughts and actions that are keeping clients feeling stuck. Dr. Gutkind is dedicated to helping his clients learn new skills that allow them to feel more in control and effective in life. Read More.
Emily Hugo, Psy.D.
Dr. Hugo is a licensed psychologist (PSY23245) with expertise in the treatment of anxiety, eating, and trauma-related disorders. She 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). Dr. Hugo’s approach to therapy utilizes an empirical foundation to help people fully realize their phenomenal capacity for achieving a more vital way of living. Read More.
Dr. Louie (PSY26947) is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and their families on addressing anxiety and mood related issues. Her specializations include anxiety, trauma, OCD, behavioral problems, social skills, early childhood development, and parenting. Dr. Louie values using evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). She enjoys working closely with families to figure out the best parenting tools and coping skills for each family's specific needs. She strongly believes in early intervention and nurturing children's inherent resilience. Dr. Louie is also a psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Read More.
Amanda Morrison, Ph.D.
Dr. Morrison (PSY27781) is a licensed psychologist who has experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related disorders, with specific expertise in social anxiety, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic. She values using evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness in an integrative manner that matches the unique needs of each individual. Dr. Morrison is also a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University where she conducts research aimed at better understanding the causes of anxiety to inform the development of new treatments for anxiety. Read More.
Dr. Lindenfeld (PSY25378) is a licensed psychologist who specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and other evidence-based psychotherapies for adults with mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions and/or role adjustments, and sleep-related issues such as insomnia and nightmares. Dr. Lindenfeld emphasizes, in her collaboration with clients, a compassionate dual-pronged focus in increasing quality of life and overall functioning while working to reduce distressing psychological symptoms. Read More.
Devin Prouty, Ph.D.
Dr. Prouty (PSY25979) specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents, utilizing evidence-based treatments for a variety of developmental and behavioral problems. His approach is to understand problems as a confluence of factors, biological, psychological, and social, and to apply the most appropriate treatment. He has expertise in the treatment of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disabilities, childhood behavioral disorders, as well as childhood anxiety and depression. Dr. Prouty frequently uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches adapted to the developmental level of the children he works with. In addition Dr. Prouty emphasizes working with parents, empowering them to provide support and help to their child; and teachers, pediatricians, and other providers, who work as a team to support children in treatment. Read More.
Dr. Sapozhnikova is a licensed psychologist (PSY28601) who works with couples and individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions and relationship difficulties. Her approach to treatment is collaborative and involves bringing together emotion focused, cognitive-behavioral, and relational interventions in order to best meet the needs of her clients. Dr. Sapozhnikova is also a clinical supervisor at the Psychological Services Clinic at Alliant International University where she teaches and supervises graduate and postgraduate students. Read more.
Chaniga Vorasarun, Psy.D.
Dr. Chaniga Vorasarun is a licensed psychologist (PSY28700) with expertise in treating adults with trauma-related, mood and anxiety disorders. Her approach to therapy emphasizes the use of evidence-based treatments tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Dr. Vorasarun’s practice is informed by mindfulness and compassion-focused approaches with the aim of helping individuals recognize their strengths and live more fully. Read More.
Dr. Wong is a licensed psychologist (PSY27831) specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments for adults with anxiety disorders. Her approach aims to help clients better understand and manage their anxiety so that they can lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. She is currently completing a second postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Palo Alto, where she is working to develop additional expertise in helping couples improve their relationships. Read More.
Joe Bankman, J.D., Psy.D.
Dr. Bankman is a registered psychological assistant (PSB94022467) working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Robert Holaway (PSY22248). He uses evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to help adults and adolescents with problems of anxiety, depression and adjustment difficulties. He enjoys working with clients with the shared goal of better understanding their problems, and finding solutions to those problems.
Dr. Bankman is Associate Director at the Center for m2Health, which designs and tests web and computer-based mental health programs. Dr. Bankman is also a professor at Stanford Law School, where he has designed and/or taught programs on stress management for students and professionals. Read More.
Katherine Lynch, PsyD
Dr. Lynch is a registered psychological assistant (PSB94022618) working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Robert Holaway (PSY22248). She has several years of training and experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties in both adults and adolescents. Dr. Lynch specializes in evidence-based treatment approaches, with a focus on adapting cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to match each individual client’s background and needs. Dr. Lynch is also actively involved in research, with an emphasis on designing ways to enhance the ability of those in underserved populations to access mental health care. Read More.
Julia Wenegrat is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF92087) working with Dr. Robert Holaway (PSY22248). She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (LF60518318) and she is working towards licensure in California. Julia obtained extensive post-graduate training in treating anxiety and OCD and was in private practice for 3 years in Seattle, Washington before joining the Pacific Anxiety Group. Read More.
Pete Aston is a third year graduate student in the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. He has a strong interest in providing evidence-based, client-centered therapy to teens and adults suffering from anxiety and mood disorders. He has a great deal of experience working with individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression. Read More.
Teal Mackintosh is a third year graduate student in the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She joins PAG with a keen interest in further developing her skills in cognitive behavioral therapy. Teal has trained at the Gronowski Center, a community mental health clinic in Los Altos, where she provided services to individuals presenting with a variety of anxiety and mood related issues, including generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read More.