Contact Please note: Dr. Gordon is not currently accepting new patients in her practice and may be unable to respond to new patient inquiries personally. This page will be updated when Dr. Gordon has availability in her practice, and prospective patients are encouraged to contact her at that time.
My approach to psychotherapy is empathic, goal-directed, and collaborative. I strive to create a therapeutic environment in which patients feel comfortable and understood. I work with each patient to identify the thoughts and behaviors that are maintaining their symptoms and I use a variety of cutting-edge techniques to achieve both quick symptom relief and long-lasting change. My goal is to create a warm and supportive space where people can learn new skills to transform their lives.
I believe that all human beings are worthy of dignity and respect, and I welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and sexual and gender expressions into my practice. I welcome fat-identified and larger bodied individuals and I work from a Health At Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating perspective.
I treat individuals with a wide variety of concerns, including:
Anxiety Disorders (e.g. panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, worry, and OCD)
Sleep Disturbances, including insomnia and nightmares
Mood Disorders (e.g. depression and bipolar disorder)
Eating concerns including binge-eating and body image concerns
I specialize in providing evidence-based psychotherapy using techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in psychological research. I tailor treatment to each individual client and draws on a variety of modalities, including:
I regularly attend conferences and participate in consultation groups to ensure that I am up-to-date on the latest effective psychotherapy techniques. I am also a member of several professional organizations, including:
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Emory University and my doctorate in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. During my graduate career, I trained in a variety of clinical settings, including the Palo Alto VA, the UCSF Alliance Health Project, Kaiser Permanente Richmond, and San Jose State University Counseling Services. I also conducted clinical research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to my private practice, I have provided training and supervision to doctoral level psychology students at the Stanford Unviersity School of Medicine and at Palo Alto Unversity.