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Allison Danzig

My Approach


I am a licensed psychologist (PSY #29453) whose professional mission is to provide evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, young adults, and families of diverse cultures and backgrounds. I conceptualize cases taking into account genetic and biological factors, personality and mood factors, and social factors related to culture and family. I formulate treatment plans using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as my core orientation. My approach is personalized, collaborative, and goal-oriented, with the aim of helping individuals and families learn strategies to lead a meaningful and enriching life.


Education, Training, & Experience

I have received extensive training in evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders across the lifespan, with a passion for treating children, adolescents, young adult, and families. I have specialized training in CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention, Behavioral Parent Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as a range of other evidence-based interventions. I am an active member of the academic community, with a particular interest in learning cutting-edge research and disseminating psychological advances via teaching and supervision.


  • Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Services, Postdoctoral Residency

  • Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Doctoral Internship

  • Stony Brook University (State University of New York), MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology

  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors in Psychology



  • Child & Adolescent Depression SIG, Poster Competition Winner, ABCT Annual Convention (2015)

  • Full Academic Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook University (2010-2016)


  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • California Psychological Association (CPA)

  • Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Network (NCCBT)

  • Marin County Psychological Association (MCPA)

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Selected Publications


Meyer, A. M., Danielson, C. K., Danzig, A. P., Bhatia, V., Black, S. R., Bromet, E. J., Carlson, G. A., Hajcak, G., Kotov, R., & Klein, D. N. (2017). Neural biomarker prospectively predicts increases in anxiety symptoms in children after Hurricane Sandy. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Stumper, A., Danzig, A. P., Dyson, M. W., Olino, T. M., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2017). Parents' behavioral inhibition moderates association of preschoolers' BI with risk for age 9 anxiety disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 210, 35-42.


Kopala-Sibley, D. C., Danzig, A. P., Kotov, R., Bromet, E. J., Carlson, G. A., Olino, T. M., Bhatia, V., Black, S. R., & Klein, D. N. (2016). Negative emotionality and its facets moderate the effects of exposure to Hurricane Sandy on children’s postdisaster depression and anxiety symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(4), 471.


Kujawa, A., Hajcak, G., Danzig, A. P., Black, S. R., Bromet, E. J., Carlson, G. A., Kotov, R., & Klein. D. N. (2016). Neural reactivity to emotional stimuli prospectively predicts the impact of a natural disaster on psychiatric symptoms in children. Biological Psychiatry, 80, 381–389.


Carlson, G.A., Danzig, A.P., Dougherty, L.R., Bufferd, S.J., & Klein, D.N. (2016). Loss of temper and   irritability: The relationship to tantrums in a community and clinical sample. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 26, 114-122. 


Danzig, A. P., Dyson, M. W., Olino, T. M., Laptook, R. S., & Klein, D. N. (2015). Child temperament moderates the longitudinal association between parental affect and child social skills. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.


Weissman, A. S., Lichtin, J., & Danzig, A. P. (2015). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In J. Mohlman, T. Deckersbach, & A. S. Weissman  (Eds.), Clinical Psychology: A Neurocognitive Perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.


Klein, D. N., Bufferd, S. J., Dyson, M. W., & Danzig, A. P. (2014). Personality pathology. In M. Lewis and K. Rudolph (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Science.


Danzig, A. P., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., Olino, T. M. & Klein, D. N. (2013). Longitudinal associations between preschool psychopathology and school-age peer functioning. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 44(5), 621-632. 

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