Our Team

We are a small team of dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of interests and experiences. As licensed psychologists, we support students in their professional identity development as psychologists-in-training. We look forward to working with you.

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Grace A. Chen, Ph.D.

Creator of Psych Grad Corner, Advisor

Dr. Chen (she/her) is a psychologist, coach, and consultant in independent practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys working with People of Color, with a focus on Asians/Asian Americans, as well as with immigrants, women, and LGBTQ folks.

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Internship – University of Maryland, College Park, Counseling Center (APA Accredited)
  • Postdoc fellowship – UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services
  • 20 years of combined psychotherapy, advising, teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience in higher education and private practice settings.

She has advised and coached Ph.D. and Psy.D. students from APA-accredited counseling and clinical psychology programs through the APPIC internship application process for more than 10 years.

Learn more about Dr. Chen on her website.

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Stephanie Williams, Ph.D.

Advisor

Dr. Williams is a forensic psychologist and consultant in independent practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in working with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color as well as Marginalized Genders.

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University
    M.A. in Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Internship – Florida State Hospital (APA accredited)
  • Postdoctoral Work – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Department of State Hospitals
  • 15 years of combined psychotherapy, assessment and mentoring in government agencies and private practice settings.

She currently serves as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve working as a clinical psychologist for a combat stress unit. Performs police and public safety pre-employment evaluations and regularly assists local courts with addressing psycho-legal issues. 

Learn more about Dr. Williams on her website.

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Amanda Tan, Ph.D.

Advisor

Dr. Tan (she/her) enjoys partnering with students as they grow into clinicians. She previously developed and implemented training protocols for, and supervised practicum students in hospital settings. As an immigrant from Singapore and as a parent, she understands the stresses associated with being a minority in this field, as well as the challenges of balancing family and work commitments. She believes that unique life and cultural experiences are valuable and wants to help students integrate that with their professional identities. 

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University.
  • Internship – Loma Linda University School of Medicine (APA Accredited)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship – El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA
  • Broad range of clinical experience with both children and adults in a variety of settings (e.g. private assessment clinic, elementary school, community clinic, primary care clinic, methadone treatment center).

Dr. Tan currently divides her time between providing individual therapy and assessment services in private practice, and working in El Camino Hospital’s psychiatric outpatient programs. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying coffee, reading, and writing.

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Hilary Anand, Ph.D.

Team Member, Podcast Lead

Dr. Anand (she/her) is a psychologist in the SF Bay Area. She enjoys working with students in a variety of capacities, particularly with first-gen students and LGBTQ folks. She is helping develop the *coming soon* podcast that will be focused on helping graduate students survive and thrive.

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University
  • Internship – Texas State University Counseling Center (APA Accredited)
  • Postdoc fellowship- University of San Francisco CAPS and The Wright Institute Assessment program

Dr. Anand (she/her) provides student support at The Wright Institute, teaches in the masters counseling program at San Francisco State University, and has an assessment private practice. In her spare time, you can find her reading, writing, and enjoying the outdoors.


Want to work with one of us?

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation to see if internship advising and coaching is the next step for you. Please note if you are interested in working with a specific advisor (there is no guarantee regarding availability). You will be asked to share your CV and other materials before the consultation (draft form is fine).


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