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


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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 emerging adults and young professionals who are experiencing stress/burnout, a life adjustment, issues with work or school, problems with self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship distress, depression, anxiety, phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks/panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/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, or playing with our dog.



  • 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


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

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


  • 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