Currently the Lead Therapist at the Center for Discovery in Menlo Park, California, Golee Abrishami performs clinical treatment for adolescents and young adults dealing with eating disorders. As the head of a multidisciplinary team, she designs, implements, and evaluates a customized treatment plan for each client. In addition, she maintains lines of communication with staff and families to ensure a comprehensive, client-focused clinical program. Golee Abrishami has served in this role since 2009, following the receipt of her PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Golee Abrishami earned her doctorate from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. During this time, she completed three predoctoral externships as well as an APA-approved internship. She conducted her externships with several inpatient and inpatient/outpatient treatment centers in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. She conducted psychological evaluations as well as group and individual therapy sessions for adolescents and adults with a variety of diagnoses. Abrishami completed her internship at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, concluding rotations with two Adult Outpatient teams and the center’s Adult Intensive Services team. In this role, she led adult psychotherapy sessions, performed diagnostic testing, and participated in a number of professional development seminars.
Prior to undertaking her doctoral education, Golee Abrishami received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. She received several awards during her undergraduate study, including the Western Psychological Association’s Regional Research Award. She also served as secretary of Psi Chi, CSU Sacramento’s national psychology honors society, from 2001 to 2003 and competed at the regional and state level of CSU’s Student Research Competition in 2002.
In her free time, Golee Abrishami enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, and rock climbing. She lives in Alameda.