Jocelyn Sze, PhDDr. Jocelyn Sze is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples at her practice in San Francisco using primarily a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, with several areas of specialization. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Sze is a consultant for Silicon Valley companies bridging technology and psychology. Her primary research interests include technology-assisted therapy, emotion and empathy, women’s health issues, and Asian-American psychology, and Dr. Sze has published in leading scientific journals in such areas. She also recently served as a reviewer for the journal Emotion.

For a sample of Jocelyn Sze’s research, you can click on the links below:

Meditation and emotional coherence.pdf (published in Emotion)

Empathy, prosocial emotion, and aging.pdf (published in Emotion)

 

Education

Stanford University, BA in Psychology
University of California, Berkeley, PhD in Clinical Psychology

 

Training

San Francisco VA Medical Center, Predoctoral Internship
San Francisco VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

 

Areas of Expertise

Specialty Areas

  • Couples and family therapy (e.g., communication, lifestyle differences, transitions to parenting and other life changes)
  • Anxiety (e.g., panic, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, procrastination and worry, OCD, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Mood (e.g., depression and bipolar disorder)
  • Relational issues (e.g., loss, breakups, loneliness, role transitions, relational conflict/dissatisfaction)
  • Trauma
  • Sleep (insomnia and nightmares)
  • Stress, anger, and emotion regulation

Special Populations

  • Women’s health (related to pregnancy, postpartum, transition to motherhood, caregiver stress)
  • Asian American psychology (e.g., intergenerational/cutural conflict, cultural differences in emotional expression, identity development)
  • Professionals in tech/startup world

Additional Background in:

  • Technology-assisted interventions (e.g., telemental health, data tracking/visualization)
  • Research publications on mindfulness, emotion, empathy, and aging