Meet the FSAP Team

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Andrew Parker, Ph.D.

Andrew Parker, Ph.D., FSAP Manager

Andrew L. Parker, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at UC and in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley. Prior to Dr. Parker’s career as a psychologist, he was a professional mediator in the field of catastrophic injury litigation. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and interned at the San Francisco VA Hospital.

In addition to his private practice, he has worked as a therapist for the San Francisco Vet Center treating Vietnam combat veterans, and as Clinical Director for the Swords to Plowshares residential treatment program for homeless veterans coping with long-term addiction. Before coming to UC, he was Program Director for the Ohlhoff Outpatient Program in Marin County, which provides treatment for individuals and families dealing with chemical dependency and eating disorders. At UC, he also serves on the Physician’s Well-Being Committee, the Domestic Violence Response Team, and on the Threat Management Team.


John Brown, Psy.D.John Brown, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

John Brown, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at UCSF. He previously worked as a Clinical Psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in a specialized crisis facility for patient’s facing acute psychological distress or severe decompensation of daily functioning. His pre-doctoral training took place at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, where he worked primarily with individual adult patients and conducted therapy groups. He received his doctoral degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. Dr. Brown has extensive experience working with patients that are seeking to make a change, learn more about themselves, or recover from a traumatic event. Dr. Brown tailors the modality of treatment to the patient’s needs, often incorporating psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused approaches in his work. He sees psychotherapy as an opportunity to identify and correct ineffective patterns of thinking and behavior in order to work towards gaining a deeper sense of personal identity and knowingness.


Paula Trejo-Phillips, Psy.D.Paula Trejo-Phillips, Psy.D., Staff Counselor

Paula Trejo-Phillips, Psy.D. is a Staff Counselor with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). Before embarking on her career as a psychologist, she worked at UC and in the biotech and medical device fields in the areas of benefits and human resources. Dr. Trejo-Phillips earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, California and completed her postdoctoral fellowship here at UCSF-FSAP where she counseled both faculty and staff in addition to providing organizational consultations to various Campus and Medical Center departments. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital and later worked at the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center. In both settings, she provided bilingual (Spanish) outpatient psychotherapy with a specialization in trauma, community and domestic violence and abuse. Her clinical experience includes working with adolescents, college students, working adults, torture survivors, asylum seekers, and the homeless in school based and clinic/agency settings. Her areas of specialty include the psychological sequelae of trauma and torture, PTSD, anxiety, depression, multiculturalism, coping with chronic medical illness, and end of life issues. In addition, she is interested in the intersections of work and life and managing the psychosocial stressors inherent in each. Dr. Trejo-Phillips’ therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, drawing also from the theories of traumatology and cognitive-behavioral therapy.



Ana Dolatabadi, Psy.D., M.A., Clinical Psychologist and Coordinator of Postdoctoral Training

Ana Dolatabadi, Psy.D., M.A., is a Clinical Psychologist with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at UCSF and in private practice in San Francisco. Dr. Dolatabadi has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a double Masters in Sociology and Transpersonal Psychology. She enjoys working with a highly diverse population at UCSF including LGBTQIA. She also specializes in working with resident physicians and fellows in increasing quality of life, overcoming personal and professional obstacles, cultivating resilience, managing stress and burnout, and promoting personal growth. Dr. Dolatabadi completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF and spearheaded the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion program offered at FSAP. She offers an eclectic therapeutic approach by integrating contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dreamwork, and mindfulness-based techniques depending on each patient’s needs. Dr. Dolatabadi has provided psychotherapy to adults at UCSF, California College of Arts, in a forensic setting, and homeless shelters across the San Francisco Bay Area. She welcomes you as you are.



Disha Joshi, Psy.D., MBA, Postdoctoral Fellow

Disha Joshi, PsyD., MBA, is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and a leadership development coach.  She earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Business Administration from Widener University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Joshi works collaboratively with her clients and utilizes a warm and supportive style. She focuses on the client’s story and places importance on developing a strong trusting therapeutic alliance.  Dr. Joshi tailors her approach to the needs of each client, integrating a behavioral values-oriented approach with modern psychodynamic theory. She also incorporates mindfulness, positive psychology, and biofeedback techniques when appropriate, and has led workshops and trainings on stress management, team building, and mindfulness/cultivating happiness at work. She enjoys working with individuals from all backgrounds: specifically, Dr. Joshi’s past experiences include providing psychological and coaching services to adults, families, young adults, and children in universities, schools, community mental health hospitals, and private practice. She has helped those struggling with anxiety, relationships, identity confusion, depression, loss of loved ones, and trauma, as well as coached leaders and managers using emotional intelligence and transformational leadership models. In her free time, Dr. Joshi enjoys dancing, choreography, and the outdoors.



David Shoup Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

David Shoup Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and a leadership development coach.  He earned his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco and his Bachelor of Science in Business from Notre Dame De Namur University.  Prior to this Dr. Shoup worked for 25-years in drug discovery and medical device companies where he lead information technology and project management.  He has been a board member and chairman at a local non-profit. Dr. Shoup completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at a digital mental health company where he focused on the intersection of business and psychology. He completed his Internship at I Ola Lāhui where he worked on remote Hawai’ian islands providing community mental health services. Additionally, Dr. Shoup has worked in a variety of different settings during his training including working for the Institute on Aging’s research project in conjunction with UCSF medical staff on depression in medically compromised adults, providing fitness of duty evaluations for California’s law enforcement, and working in a neurobehavioral unit.  Dr. Shoup’s clinical practice focuses on empowering his clients to make the changes they want to make.  He does this by providing a collaborative, warm and supportive environment where clients are able to explore what is possible. He helps the client focus on change and then helps define a plan of action for his clients.   Dr. Shoup is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will utilize different modalities that best suit the client’s needs and desires including mindfulness, positive psychology, Narrative Therapy, and other integrative approaches.



Jessica Allanson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jessica Allanson is a postdoctoral fellow who has been working the field of mental health and addiction for almost a decade, and has experience in residential, outpatient, abstinence, community-based, and harm reduction settings. She obtained her Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA and her BA in in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has spent the last three years as the Program Director of the Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs in San Francisco while completing her doctoral dissertation. 

From community mental health settings to professional wellness, Dr. Allanson works from a Humanistic-Existential lens, coupling the personal integration of adverse experiences with the grounded theory of behavioral change. She has worked with grief and loss, early and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, emergent/severe psychosis, early and long-term recovery (addiction), and anger/emotion management. She has spent the majority of her training and development years supporting clients as they find meaning, purpose, and direction for the next chapters of their lives. Outside of the office, Dr. Allanson enjoys hiking with her rescue mutt and partner, creating art when the inspiration hits, and finding any opportunity to enjoy sunshine in San Francisco.


Tiffany Carrara, M.A., Program Assistant

Tiffany Carrara is the Program Assistant for the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at UCSF. She earned her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California and is also an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. Prior to UCSF, she worked at UC San Diego, providing executive level program support. Tiffany has over 10 years of experience in office management & administration. She enjoys interacting with a diverse group of faculty, staff & students at UCSF while gaining invaluable experience working at FSAP.