Licensing and Education:

What I Treat:

  • Anxiety and worry

  • Chronic pain and illness

  • Life Transitions

  • Job Stress

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Self-criticism and low self-esteem

  • Panic attacks

  • Phobias

  • Parenting issues

  • Procrastination and indecision

  • Relationship problems

  • Social anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Women's health


California Psychology License No. PSY 24266

  • Psy.D. (Doctor of Clinical Psychology): The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

  • Pre-doctoral Internship: Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York

  • Pre-doctoral Residency: Kaiser Permanente, Adult Psychiatry, Oakland, CA


Dr. Edelson is a licensed clinical psychologist with unique expertise in the treatment of stress and anxiety, chronic pain, difficult transitions, and women’s health. She also enjoys working with individuals in high stress jobs who are interested in learning how to improve their work-life balance. She has over 10 years treating adults, couples and teens in a range of settings including hospitals, clinics, and private offices. Dr. Edelson is currently a staff psychologist at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, where she sees individual patients, teaches classes and works in pain management and primary care. She has significant experience treating all types of stress-based illness as well as chronic pain conditions. She has expertise in the treatment of women’s pelvic pain conditions, including general pain in the pelvic region and pain with sex and was the pelvic pain psychologist at San Francisco in the clinic of Dr. Jen Gunter. She has experience supervising graduate students as well as doing psychological research in the areas of loss and attachment. Dr. Edelson volunteered in Bosnia and Croatia (‘97, ‘98, ‘99) to provide conflict resolution training to children survivors of the war in the former Yugoslavia, experience that paved the way for her clinical interest in treating the effects of trauma.