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.

 

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Ana Dolatabadi, Psy.D., M.A., Clinical Psychologist

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.

 

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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.

 

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Maytal Shalev-Eylath, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Maytal Shalev-Eylath, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at UCSF. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Sofia University in Palo-Alto, and her Bachelors in psychology from Tel-Aviv University. Prior to her position at FSAP, Dr. Shalev-Eylath provided short-term, long-term, and group therapy, to a highly diverse adult population. She has expertise working with clients who struggle with depression, stress and anxiety, relational issues, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, life transitions, search for meaning, and identity formation. She is trained in psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Techniques, and has a special interest in radical acceptance and self-compassion based techniques, as well as the clinical application of contemplative practices and neuroscience. Dr. Shalev-Eylath provides integrative and holistic therapy that is supported by up-to-date empirical research and is informed by clients’ needs, motivation, and strengths.

 

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Melanie Gilpin, Psy.D. is a new postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). In her twenties she attended Claremont Mckenna College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting. She then had a career in consulting and auditing services with Touche Ross & Co. and Industrial Indemnity Co. After raising a family, Dr. Gilpin pursued a long held interest by earning a Doctorate in Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She did a two-year predoctoral internship at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, California providing brief and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults, couples, adolescents, and children. She held practicum positions at Options Recovery Services in Berkeley working with individuals with addictions and mental illness, at the Wright Institute Clinic with adults with a wide range of psychological presentations, and at the California Department of Rehabilitation doing psychological testing and assessment as well as brief psychotherapy. Dr. Gilpin tailors her services to the specific needs of each individual. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, stage of life issues, trauma, work-life balance, self-actualization, and conflict resolution. Dr. Gilpin has a special interest in dreams and has done pioneering research on parents’ dreams of their children. Her approach to the clinical encounter is psychodynamic, informed by Jungian, mind-body, and relational modalities. Outside of work, Dr. Gilpin is athletically active as a competitive tennis player, open water swimmer, and hiker. She looks forward to embarking on her fellowship with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and becoming part of the UCSF community.

 

Tiffany Carrara, Program Assistant

Tiffany Carrara is the Program Assistant for the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at UCSF. She is currently obtaining a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California and is also an MFT Trainee. 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 and administration. She enjoys interacting with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students at UCSF while gaining invaluable experience working at FSAP.