Tamara McClintock Greenberg, PsyD, MS


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Tamara McClintock Greenberg, Psy.D., M.S., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, CA, where she specializes in treating adults with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and those who are coping with medical illness, either as a patient or affected family member.

She also has extensive experience with older adults and their children regarding coping with dementia or other medical illness. In addition, Tamara treats couples, as well as families with adult children.

Her therapeutic approach is active and engaging and she uses a variety of evidence-based techniques that focus on reducing symptoms and feeling more connected to others. She has been practicing psychology in San Francisco since 1997.

As a Volunteer Full Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Tamara spent over 12 years seeing medical patients and their families in the UCSF hospitals and clinics and has spent the last 25 years supervising psychiatry residents, psychology interns and students in a number of different training centers.

Tamara received a post-doctorate Masters Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology in 2004, her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (secondary emphasis in Clinical Health Psychology) from Argosy University/Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Minneapolis, MN in 1997.

She received the Jacob Markovitz Memorial Scholarship toward her graduate school studies. Her APA-approved predoctoral internship was at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Chicago, IL from 1996-1997. She has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of California since 1999 (PSY 16206).

Her publishing has focused on trauma, care taking, health psychology, psychoanalytic psychology and integrating psychotherapy methods. with the aim of helping people who have to navigate complex physical and/or psychological issues. Her newest book is The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook: An Evidence-Based Approach to Manage Fear and Anger, Build Confidence, and Reclaim Your Identity. This new book is for clients and complements the 2020 publication, Treating Complex Trauma: Combined Theories and Methods. Her 2012 book, When Someone You Love Has Chronic Illness continues to be a helpful resource for patients and caretakers alike.

Tamara has written for multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, Psych Central, Psychology Today, The Good Men Project, Maria Shriver’s website, The San Francisco Chronicle, and has been quoted as an expert in Forbes, USA Today, Newsweek, Next Avenue (PBS), and more. She has been interviewed by several radio stations, including KQED’s Forum.

Tamara is a member of The American Psychological Association (APA), Division 38 (Health Psychology) and the California Psychological Association.