Mental Health Providers

Alexandra Thurston, PsyD

Psychologist
UC Berkeley, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology
California State University, Long Beach, Pre-doctoral Internship in Psychology

PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, Clinical Psychology, Psy.D.
Scripps College, Psychology, B.A.

Professional Experience
Dr. Thurston has trained in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and various university counseling centers. She approaches counseling from a relational perspective, and integrates principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness and self-compassion depending on each client’s needs. Dr. Thurston works collaboratively with students to address personal and professional goals, find deeper connection and fulfilment, and enhance well-being.

Special Area of Focus
Multiculturally sensitive therapy, mindfulness, anxiety and stress management, identity development, adjustment, family of origin issues, working with biracial/multiracial students, Asian American mental health, relationships, women’s issues, and group therapy.

Adam Frey, MD

Psychiatrist
California Pacific Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
Jefferson Medical College, MD
University of Pennsylvania, BA

Professional Experience
Dr. Frey began working at Student Health & Counseling Services in October 2015 following seven years working in a similar role at UC Berkeley’s University Health Services. He specializes in the evaluation, psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment of young adults and college students.

John Tighe, LCSW

Psychotherapist and Outreach Manager
San Francisco State University, MSW
Indiana University, BA

Professional Experience
Mr. Tighe began working at Student Health & Counseling Services in 2014. Previously, he worked for 14 years as a psychotherapist and coordinator of groups and workshops programs at the UCSF Alliance Health Project. He has worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker at San Francisco General Hospital. And, he is an instructor in the Health Education Department at City College of San Francisco.

Special Area of Focus
Relationships, stress management, depression and anxiety, sex and sexual identity, LGBTQ issues, couples therapy, alcohol and drug use and abuse, and compulsive gambling.

 

Julio N. Ozores, MD

Psychiatrist
UCSF Hospitals - Residency in Psychiatry
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - MD

Professional Experience
Dr. Ozores began working at Student Health & Counseling Services in September 2014, returning to UCSF, where he did his psychiatry residency, after working at Counseling and Psychological Services, UC Berkeley for 25 years. He specializes in the evaluation, psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment of young adults and college students. Another clinical interest has been working with Latino and other underrepresented populations.

Research, Teaching, and Other Professional ActivitIes
Teaching biology and cognitive science in the service of professional development, helping mental health clinicians articulate their clinical work with a biological, evolutionary and ecological account of human nature.

Lindsey Brooks, PhD

Psychologist
UC Berkeley, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychology
UC Davis, Pre-doctoral internship in Psychology

Lehigh University, Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.
Chatham College, Psychology and Women’s Studies, BA

Professional Experience
Dr. Brooks joined UCSF Student Health in 2015 after working for several years in student counseling at Sonoma State University, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. She enjoys working with students in individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, and providing outreach workshops. Dr. Brooks works from an integrative counseling approach tailoring her style to your unique needs, commonly bringing in interpersonal, mindfulness, and feminist/multicultural perspectives. She particularly enjoys empowering students to connect with their strengths to help them through challenging times. Dr. Brooks has also run LGBTQ support groups, Bisexual support groups, and Gender Identity support groups throughout her career.

Special Areas of Focus
LGBTQ issues. Particular interest in working with bisexual and pansexual clients as well as transgender and gender expansive clients. Women’s Issues, particularly relationship, sexuality, and trauma concerns. International Students. First-generation College Students.

Research
Bisexual identity development, Bisexual counseling competency