My name is Dr. Katherine Lou, and I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Massachusetts and California. I work with adults ages 21 and above with a wide variety of conditions and diverse backgrounds, including race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation. My experience growing up as the daughter of immigrants in a non-diverse community helps to inform my practice in a culturally informed and sensitive manner, and I am conversant in Mandarin Chinese.
In addition, I have specialized training in behavioral medicine and geriatric psychology. I have special interest in working with people living with chronic illness and disability and older adults and their families.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust and collaboration which thrives in a warm, authentic, and welcoming environment. Together, we will work to identify your goals, problem-solve, and develop healthy strategies to meet them. My therapy style is active and strengths-based. I provide clinically effective treatment to adults across the lifespan, primarily through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment to help you break free from unhealthy and maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior. The goal is to help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life, develop fulfilling relationships, alleviate emotional distress, and improve your overall sense of well-being.
I received my doctorate degree at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and my undergraduate degree at Tufts University. I completed training in the Veterans' Affairs Healthcare System, including a predoctoral internship at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Katherine Lou, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist