Anna Sapozhnikova, Ph.D.

Anna Sapozhnikova, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Anna Sapozhnikova, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sapozhnikova is a licensed psychologist (PSY28601) who provides couples and individual psychotherapy.  She approaches treatment with the aim of offering clients relief from troubling symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, as well as helping them develop a more global sense of competence, strengthen their sense of personal identity, and expand their capacity to experience pleasure and contentment in life.   In her work with couples, Dr. Sapozhnikova aims to help both partners notice, examine, and transform distressing cycles of emotion and behavior in order to develop new and more satisfying ways of being together.  

Dr. Sapozhnikova received her B.A. in Psychology from Bard College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Science from UC Berkeley, where she studied genetic, behavioral and neurological correlates of emotional functioning as well as the impact of neurodegenerative diseases on marriage.  Dr. Sapozhnikova completed her clinical internship at the San Francisco VA and her postdoctoral training at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.  Over the course of her education she received extensive training in a number of empirically supported treatments, including Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, CBT for anger, anxiety, depression and chronic pain, Motivational Interviewing for substance use disorders as well as Emotion Focused, Structural, and Gottman informed therapy for couples. 

In addition to her work at the PAG, Dr. Sapozhnikova provides clinical supervision to students at all levels of graduate training at the Psychological Services Clinic at Alliant International University.