Dr. G. Katie Dashtban, Psy.D.
Director of Feeling Good Wellness Center
Dr. Dashtban defines her role as a psychologist as one who holds a guiding light, while her patients choose the turns in this maze we call life. In her practice, Dr. Dashtban refrains from offering advice, instead, she helps her patients overcome obstacles that cause emotional suffering, and shows them tools to use when deciding on the desired changes in their lives.
Dr. Dashtban’s patients range from older teens to persons in their 70’s. Individuals who wish to change the course of their lives in ways that seem challenging and yet necessary would benefit from their work with Dr. Dashtban. In her work, Dr. Dashtban utilizes the most up-to-date research and clinical findings.
Dr. Dashtban is experienced in a variety of clinical domains including recovery from trauma and all the physical and emotional symptoms associated with traumatic experiences such as depression, chronic pain, obesity, and sexual dysfunctions. Additionally, Dr. Dashtban helps individuals coping with anxiety disorders such as hypochondriasis (fear of getting sick), OCD, PTSD, and Social Phobia.
Another one of Dr. Dashtban’s areas of specialty is Women’s Health Issues. Women experience depression and anxiety as well as physical symptoms in ways that are unique and specific to their gender and brain functionality. For example, the female brain has strong connectivity between the Limbic System (Emotional Brain) and Frontal Lobe (Executive Functioning) which makes problem-solving both easier and more complex.
Dr. Dashtban also specializes in assisting couples seeking divorce or resolution of their relationships when the well-being of themselves and their children and assets are very important to them.
Dr. Dashtban earned her doctorate degree in clinical health psychology from California School of Professional Psychology after having had completed her master’s of science in clinical psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She has completed her pre-doctoral residency at UCSF department of Psychosocial Medicine and has earned two postdoctoral fellowships, one in advanced techniques of cognitive therapy: Level 4 Advanced TEAM-CBT With Dr. David Burns from Stanford University, and the other in Pain Psychology from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. She has been a teacher and trainer at various universities and colleges and a speaker throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Dashtban is a native Iranian-American/Canadian, bilingual psychologist. She brings her familiarity and experience of working with individuals and families who are first or second-generation Iranian-American/Canadian and offers psychotherapy (in Farsi or Engish) that is informed by evidence-based principles of western training as well as the intra-cultural norms and ethical principles of Iranian culture.
Dr. Dashtban lives Bi-coastal in San Francisco and Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children. She loves reading books, hosting and attending dinner parties, enjoys listening to opera, and is an avid practitioner of yoga and long walks on the beach.
Call today for your initial consultation with Dr. Dashtban.
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