Dr. Katie Dashtban
Dr. Dashtban is a clinical health psychologist, registered by the College of Psychologists in Ontario, and the Board of Psychology in California. She brings over 15 years of experience serving her patients with issues related to their mental and physical health. Utilizing a bio-psycho-social lens, she uses advanced applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TEAM-CBT), a robust and evidence-based treatment modality to help with conditions such as mood and health problems, chronic pain management, trauma-related concerns, challenges with a variety of addictions, issues pertaining to women’s health, psychosocial concerns pertaining to minorities and newcomers, and general mental/social/physical health. She provides psychotherapy services in English and Farsi (Iranian immigrants to Ontario and California) both in person and virtually. Her patients can expect an empathic and respectful space to discuss their concerns, and to receive a structured and organized course of treatment, often in as short a time as possible. Weekly therapy homework and a tailor-made treatment program can be expected when you team up with Dr. Dashtban.
Dr. Dashtban also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a second evidence-based and robust therapy approach, in which she teaches mindfulness and self-compassion techniques to her patients to aid in overcoming their symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Dr. Dashtban received her Doctorate degree in clinical health psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in 2003. Her pre-doctoral residency was at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) in Psychosocial Medicine, and her post-doctoral fellowship was in Chronic Pain Management from Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Francisco, California. She was under the mentorship of Dr David Burns, M.D from 2009-2013 to receive her level 4 certification in TEAM-CBT at Stanford University in Palo-Alto California. She lives with her family half time in Toronto, Canada, and half time in San Francisco, California.