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, trauma, difficult transitions, and women’s health. She has over 10 years treating adults and couples 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 also enjoys working with individuals in high stress jobs who are interested in learning how to improve their work-life balance.                        



  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • California Psychological Association
  • Contextual Behavioral Association
  • International Pelvic Pain Society
  • American Pain Society