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Welcome to Stafford Psychology! This is my psychotherapy practice, named for my paternal grandfather, a landscape architect. He went to work early each day, always excited by the creativity of his projects and how he could serve his clients. Though I had no talent in engineering or gardening, I always envisioned myself doing something similar. The surname "Stafford" indicates the shallow part of a river that can be easily crossed. I thought it was also the perfect symbol for my work: helping people to move through emotions and challenges and come to something new on the other side.

    About Dr. Stafford (She/Her)

    I completed my Doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California in 2011. I also have a Master’s degree in Social Ecology from University of California (U.C.) Irvine, the study of the relationships between people and places, and a Bachelor's degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from U.C. Berkeley

    My clinical training focused on work with adults and elders. I completed my pre-doctoral internship in San Francisco at Access Institute for Psychological Services with specialized training on work with older adults. My postdoctoral residency with the Arizona Psychological Association Training Consortium deepened this training and introduced me to work in medical settings.


    Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked in higher education program management, non-governmental organization (NGO) program development, international conflict resolution, human rights, and post-war psychosocial rehabilitation. I also studied healing modalities from the Andes, Himalayas and Siberia. These experiences gave me new perspectives and curiosity about what constitutes mental health and overall wellness across cultures.

    A Bay Area native, I currently live in Tucson, Arizona where I provide psychotherapy via telehealth across Arizona and in several member states of PSYPACT, an interstate telehealth program for psychologists. I am am member of the American Psychological Association and the Southern Arizona Psychological Association.


    If you're interested in working with me or have questions, give me a call or send an email.


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