My background is diverse and interdisciplinary.
I completed my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I also have a master’s degree in social ecology, the study of the relationships between people and places. My doctoral work built on this foundation and investigated the psychological significance of “home” among patients at a community mental health clinic.
I am practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist via telehealth in Arizona, primarily in the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas.
My clinical training has 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 international conflict resolution, post-war psychosocial rehabilitation, and higher education. These experiences gave me new perspectives and curiosity about what constitutes mental health and overall wellness across cultures.
My mission is to facilitate healing and growth in individuals and organizations so that they can function in harmony with their own values and purposes.
EMAIL DR. STAFFORD
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Clinical Psychology (2011)
Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology (2009)
The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
Master of Arts (M.A.), Social Ecology (1999)
Global Peace and Conflict Studies Fellow
University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Slavic Languages and Literature (1993)
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa
University of California, Berkeley
Pre-doctoral Internship: Access Institute for Psychological Services, San Francisco, CA. (2000 hours)
Post-doctoral Residency: Arizona Psychological Association Training Consortium, Glendale, AZ. (APPIC-accredited, 2000 hours)
Level II Professional Training Certificate from the Telebehavioral Health Institute (39 hours)
American Psychological Association (APA)
- APA Division 34: Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology
- APA Division 38: Health Psychology
- APA Division 39: Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology
- APA Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice
Person Centered Tech (member)
Arizona Psychological Association
Southwest Psychoanalytic Society
- Board Treasurer (2014-2016)