Dan Gutkind, Ph.D.
Dr. Gutkind (PSY20889) is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for 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.
Through his position at the VA Health Care System, Dr. Gutkind has completed intensive training in several evidence-based treatment protocols, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive-Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy. In addition to working directly with clients at the VA, he also provides training and supervision to clinical psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows within the VAPAHCS APA-accredited training programs. AT PAG, Dr. Gutkind specializes in treating adult individuals and couples with depression, anxiety, substance use, and anger issues. 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.
Dr. Gutkind completed his undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California in 2002. Prior to his positions at the VAPAHCS and PAG, Dr. Gutkind worked with the State of Hawai’i on the implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments across the islands’ state hospital system.