I am a PhD level clinical psychologist trained in both clinical practice and research methods. 

I have significant clinical experience working with adults, couples, teenagers and children in a variety of settings, including private practice, agency work and in schools.

My research experience stems from time spent as a Project Director in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. I have also spent significant time working with cancer survivors at Mount Zion Hospital and through my extensive doctorate research.


I received my Doctorate of Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA and my B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College in Pasadena, CA.


Empower clients to manage anxiety so they can enjoy their lives and relationships more fully
Help clients beat depression, survive loss, and find hope again
Enhance clients ability to cope with life stressors, challenges, and transitions
Empower clients to communicate in new and effective ways with loved ones, friends, and family
Increase clients ability to shift self-limiting beliefs that contribute to a sense of unworthiness
Assist adolescents to find competence in their being rather than in their accomplishments


Support couples who want to resolve old fears and resentments
Help couples find new ways of building intimacy, trust, and communication
Work with couples to move beyond the areas where they feel stagnant, hopeless, and “stuck”

Wedding Process

Empower brides to tap into their strength and emotional stability during this rite of passage
Increase understanding of the dynamics that are amplified during the wedding process
Help couples pause and realize what is most important to them about the wedding process

Cancer Survivors

Provide a woman who has had cancer with an opportunity to share her experience
Create a supportive, thoughtful and compassionate environment for recovery


View all publications by Rebecca Caldwell Sacerdoti here.

Rebecca Sacerdoti, PhD   |   Clinical Psychologist   |   PSY 20130   |   415.992.7244 |   415.992.7244