Vanessa Shafa

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Professional Bio

Dr. Vanessa Shafa is a clinical child psychologist specializing in working with children, adolescents and families who have experienced complex developmental trauma. She works at WestCoast Children’s Clinic, a community based mental health agency in Oakland, CA with a strong focus on supporting children and families involved in the foster care system, as well as families who have experienced various forms of trauma. Dr. Shafa received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco, California. In her work, she provides psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and families utilizing the Therapeutic Collaborative Assessment model. Dr. Shafa also provides supervision to doctoral interns, postdoctoral level staff, and licensed staff at WestCoast Children’s Clinic.
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Education

California School of Professional Psychology 2016

PhD

Practice Assessment Activity Areas

Outpatient, Other