Emily Hugo, Psy.D.
Dr. Hugo is a licensed psychologist (PSY23245) with expertise in the provision of evidence-based treatments for trauma-related stress. This stress may be related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), #MeToo concerns, an accident, and/or childhood experiences. Dr. Hugo also specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disturbances, work burnout, and in the treatment of relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Dr. Hugo customizes the therapeutic process to ensure progress is goal driven and effective. She encourages value congruent action, which oftentimes sparks increased energy and greater livelihood. She believes that as human beings, we are all strong and also all vulnerable, working to realize our own capacity and sense of vitality. We each walk our own path and desire to do this with authenticity. This is the process that propels us to StandTall in our own lives.
At the Pacific Anxiety Group, Dr. Hugo provides treatment to adults and older adolescents. In addition, 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 PTSD. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, teaching and supervising psychiatry residents and clinicians. She has trained over 100 healthcare professionals. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at 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 clinical doctorate degree from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium.
More information about Dr. Hugo can be found on her website: dremilyhugo.com.