1220 University Drive, Menlo Park
San Francisco Bay Area

©2019 by Katie Fracalanza

About Me

I am a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Psychotherapy within the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. In these roles, I provide training on evidence-based psychotherapy to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and psychiatry residents. I currently teach a course called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders to PsyD graduate students at Stanford.

My work also includes presenting training seminars and workshops on stress and anxiety.

My research within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford aims to improve the current treatments for anxiety and related disorders. This is funded by a NARSAD Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The book chapters and research articles that I have authored discuss topics such as how anxiety and worry are maintained over time, and how we can work with this knowledge.

Overall, my roles in training other healthcare professionals and research inform what I can offer to clients in a therapy or consultation context.

 

Education & Training

I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where I specialized in anxiety and mood disorders. I have extensive training in  the following therapy modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Exposure and Response Prevention 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness & Self-Compassion


I have been working in the field of mental health since 2008. My graduate school training includes a Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The research I conducted throughout graduate school focused on better understanding factors that underpin anxiety and worry, such as perfectionism and intolerance of uncertainty, and how interventions for these experiences might be optimized. This work was recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association with a Certificate of Academic Excellence and was funded by awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

Licensure



I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY 28652).