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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 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.

 

As the author of Reclaim Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I specialize in ACT. ACT helps people learn skills, such as mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion, to handle difficult thoughts and feelings so that they can take action to make their life better. 

 

I am also an Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

When I’m not working with clients, teaching, or supervising, you can find me meditating, practicing yoga, spinning, reading, journaling, 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

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