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., 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., 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.
Heike Mitchell, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Heike Mitchell (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron (OH) and completed her predoctoral internship at Oregon State University (OR). Before coming to UCSF, she worked as a staff clinician at William & Mary’s Counseling Center (VA). She has also previously practiced in community mental health settings, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient services. Her particular area of expertise is working with clients presenting with trauma/posttraumatic adjustment and she has received specialized training on evidence-based treatments for clients with trauma histories. In addition, she also has a special interest in career development/work-life issues, as well as serving diverse clients through the intersection with her own identities as an immigrant and sexual minority woman. Her therapeutic approach is strongly grounded in empathy, unconditional positive regard, warmth and congruence, with a theoretical orientation that integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused approaches, and multicultural/feminist frameworks. Dr. Mitchell’s work in organizational consultation centers around creating trauma-informed systems, emotional intelligence, burnout prevention, change management, workplace culture and Restorative Practices. When not at work, she enjoys spending time outside, whether that’s exploring through hiking, biking, or just having a picnic. Her favorite mission is trying to find (and sample!) all the best bakeries in town.
Joseph Orovecz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Joe Orovecz (he/him/his) is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his predoctoral internship at California Pacific Medical Center's Outpatient Mental Health Clinic here in San Francisco. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Orovecz obtained his master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville, and his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. He has provided individual, couples, and relationship counseling in community mental health, university counseling, and hospital based settings. He has worked with people looking for support for depression, anxiety, trauma,substance use, psychosis, career counseling, identity exploration, and interpersonal concerns. He also has over a decade of experience in crisis and suicide intervention and prevention work and has worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community. In therapy, Dr. Orovecz centers both his relationship with clients and his clients' emotional experience, integrating humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to help the people he works with experience the change they hope to see in their lives and relationships. Collaboration, empathy, genuineness, cultural responsiveness, and systems thinking are cornerstones of his work in both therapy and organizational consultation. Dr. Orovoecz's consultation work focuses on training, program evaluation, and the promotion of optimal outcomes for employees, organizations, and the populations they serve. In his free time, he loves spending time outside, catching up with friends, dancing, and eating good food.
Kathryn Rosenberg, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Kathryn Rosenberg (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. She earned her doctoral and master's degrees (Psy.D., M.S.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Girard Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Rosenberg has extensive training and professional experience providing both acute psychiatric care (risk assessment, crisis intervention, suicide prevention) and long-term treatment of chronic or pervasive mental health conditions, trauma, substance use and relational issues. Her approach to therapy is grounded in a dialectical stance of acceptance and change, and informed by harm reduction principles and current research. She has worked with adults and adolescents in a wide range of treatment settings including community mental health, inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs, juvenile detention center, and an extended acute care psychiatric inpatient unit. Dr. Rosenberg values interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation as a powerful catalyst for individual and systemic growth. In her free time, she enjoys reading, craft projects, and spending time with friends, family and her rescue animals.
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.