Jessica Clifton, PhD
Psychologist & Research Consultant

About Jessica Clifton Founder & Psychologist
  Parhelia Wellness was founded on the belief that psychology, research, and advocacy contribute to positive meaningful changes leading to a more equitable, inclusive, and just world. We are committed to lifelong experiential learning and growth.  
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BA, Psychology University of California, Berkeley ◊ MA in Research Psychology, San Francisco State University ◊ PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont ◊ Postdoctoral Fellowship, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Therapy: Cognitive Behavior (CBT) ◊ Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) ◊ Mind-Body for Fertility ◊ Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) ◊ Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) ◊ Cognitive Processing for Trauma (CPT) ◊ Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

NPI #1023587078
California License #PSY33447
Vermont License #048.0126352
National Register of Health Service Psychologist


Academic Life
As a clinical scientist, I focus broadly on the intersection of evidence-based protocols at the patient-, provider- and system-level to promote health through psychotherapy, teaching, research, publications and presentations.

For the past several years, I have had the privilege to work with interdisciplinary teams across the country exploring and testing complex interventions to promote patient health. Through this collaboration I have been honored to work closely with patient-partners developing and refining patient-centered interventions, measurements, and methodologies. I have served as a quality improvement coach supporting healthcare teams behavioral health integration efforts, patient partner facilitation, and built a line of research exploring health care team burnout.

Throughout my career I have promoted women's reproductive and sexual health through involvement in local and national advocacy efforts, partnering with reproductive medical practices to build integrated services; developing and testing an online version of the empirically supported Mind/Body Program for Fertility; serving as co-Chair of the American Psychological Association, Division 38, Women's Health Special Interest Group and as an elected member and course developer of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group.

My previous work has included multi-site clinical trials, computer- and web-based interventions, and overall health promotion working with The University of Vermont, UC San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and UC Berkeley. I currently reside in the Bay Area where I provide telepsychology services to patients living in Vermont or California as well as Research Consulting services.

Other highlights of training include hierarchical linear modeling ◊ structural equation modeling ◊ understanding racial disparities in clinical communication ◊ culturally responsive CBT ◊ leveraging technology to enhance mental health care ◊ best practices in open science data analysis ◊ stata biostatistics and epidemiological virtual symposium ◊ telepsychology best practices.

Community Service Highlights
Coordinator for New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma ◊ Consultant for developing and training clinicians to deliver women's health specialty services for Vermont Psychological Services ◊ Member of the Gender Equity Steering Committee through the University of Vermont ◊ Interim president of parent/teacher advisory committee for local preschool ◊ Elected member & course developer of Mental Health Professional Group certificate course committee for the American Society for reproductive medicine ◊ co-chair of Women's Health Special Interest Group through Division 38 of the American Psychological Association (current) ◊ community lead of diversity, equity and inclusion committee for local elementary school (current) ◊ member of the local control accountability plan and site council for local school district (current).


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