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Anxiety affects 40 million American adults each year. It can be overwhelming to deal with these feelings on your own. Anxiety can leave you feeling frustrated or defeated. However, it doesn't have to be this way. I came to specialize in the treatment of anxiety because of how effective treatment can be. It has been a privilege for me to walk alongside people as they take their first steps towards change, learn how to overcome their struggles, and live healtheir and more fulfilling lives. 
I am a clinical psychologist in San Francisco specializing in therapy for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders. I also provide therapy for conditions that co-occur with anxiety, including depression and other mood disorders. I offer the latest cutting edge treatments that have been researched and proven effective, and customize them to meet each individual's needs. I work with adults and teens, but also see children with OCD, trichotillomania and tics. I invite you to explore my website to learn more about my expertise and approach to treatment. My hope is that you can find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and who is a good match for you, as you embark on this journey of recovery and change.

My Specialties

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Social Anxiety
General Anxiety
Panic Attacks
Specific Phobias
Posttraumatic Stress
Acute Stress
Skin picking/ Hair pulling
Tics/ Tourette Syndrome
Adjustment to life transitions (school, work, marriage, 
relationship breakups or losses, pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood)
Behavioral Changes (smoking cessation, healthier eating, exercise)
Common Problems
In addition to my areas of specialty, I also work with individuals who present with a wide range of common concerns. Therapy can help in these areas regardless of whether they are stand-alone problems or if they occur with other conditions.
Decision making difficulties
Attention and concentration difficulties
Relationship problems

Candy Katoa, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
(415) 813-4085

Please note my practice is full and is no longer accepting new patients.

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