Dr. Gustafson has a private practice in Los Angeles, California

"PAIN IS INEVITABLE; SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL."

buddhist proverb

ABOUT ME

I am a licensed clinical psychologist based in Calabasas, CA and see clients online throughout the state of CA.

 

I emphasize evidence-based practice and specialize in third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT), that utilize a mindfulness- and acceptance-based approach.

I work with adults who are experiencing stress/burnout, issues with self-esteem, perfectionism, depression, anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD), perinatal mood and anxiety disorderstrauma/PTSD, and substance abuse/addiction.

 

I am an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and teach the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. I am also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Pepperdine's GSEP and provide clinical supervision. Lastly, I am the author of Reclaim Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 7 Weeks.

When I’m not working with clients, teaching, or supervising, you can find me meditating, practicing yoga, hiking, spinning, cooking, going on adventures with my husband and daughter or playing with our dog.

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EDUCATION, TRAINING, & CAREER

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2008

  • Master of Arts in Psychology in Education, Columbia University, 2009

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, 2017

TRAINING

  • Pre-doctoral Internship: Santa Ana College, 2016-2017

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, 2017-2018 

CAREER

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA 30196), 2018-Present

  • Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 2019-Present

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 2020-Present