Therapy Office

EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH KATHLEEN SOMEAH, PH.D.

 
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GET TO KNOW ME

Kathleen Someah, Ph.D.

she/her/hers

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Welcome to my page and congratulations for taking the first step towards getting support. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and work with a variety of clinical concerns, including interpersonal difficulties, relationship difficulties, addiction, attachment trauma, depression, and anxiety. I believe that everyone has a story and I love helping my clients rewrite a narrative of strength and resilience.


In addition to the aforementioned presentations, I am passionate about treating different forms of disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction. Prior to becoming a clinician, I participated in outreach efforts to raise awareness about eating disorders and also worked alongside a multidisciplinary team at Stanford Children’s Health, supporting children and adolescents with eating disorder-related medical complexities. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient contexts and have a deep appreciation for the impact of this illness. My lived experience with disordered eating lends itself well to my clinical passion for treating these afflictions and informs my commitment to guiding others along their recovery journey. I practice in an active and collaborative fashion that values therapeutic rapport and the unique needs of the individual. Although the path is not always linear, I believe that everyone is capable of full recovery and I find joy in helping clients realize their full potential. 


I also provide consultation and supervision to other therapists working with eating disorders, and have served as an invited lecturer at various training sites across the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2018-2019

Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Resident

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Child and Family Psychiatry Department

2018

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Clinical Psychology

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University

2017-2018

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern

University of California, Davis, Student Health and Counseling Services

Eating Disorder Specialist

2013-Present

Milieu Counselor

Stanford Children's Health 

Comprehensive Care Program Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit

2016

Family Therapy for Adolescents with Eating Disorders: A Master Class

San Diego, CA

2015

Family Based Therapy Introductory Training: Introduction to the theory, research, and clinical implementation of Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Anorexia and Bulimia in children and adolescents

Stanford, CA

2013

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology

Dominican University of California 

 
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A BIT ABOUT THERAPY

Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you are experienced with this process, the act of asking for help can be a difficult one. I do my best to make my clients feel at ease and view therapy as a collaborative process, during which we work together to identify solutions to your concerns. Session length is 50 minutes and I offer weekly and biweekly appointments.