Dr. Karisa Barrow, a licensed clinical psychologist, is in private practice in Oakland and Sacramento where she specializes in working with gender nonconforming, transgender, and GLBQ adults, children, and their families. Her dissertation is a training manual for the psychoanalytically inclined working with gender nonconforming and transgender men. She also authored Psychotherapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients, which was published in the July 2014 issue of psychotherapy.net.

Dr. Barrow is the founder and clinical director of inMind, which provides psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation for adults and children in the Bay Area and surrounding communities. She actively participates in the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, and she also lends her support to the Mind the Gap collaborative in the Bay Area. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at The Wright Institute, President-Elect of Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) and Chair-Elect of Division 1 of California Psychological Association (CPA). She also has served as Past-President for Alameda County Psychological Association (ACPA) and Chair of the Educational Committee for NCSPP.

Dr. Barrow has worked in community mental health since 1996. She provided Case Management with impoverished youth and their children for several years before her doctoral studies. She graduated with a Psy.D. from The Wright Institute in June of 2008. During her scholastic pursuits, she received clinical training at St. Luke’s Hospital, an in-patient psychiatric unit, The Wright Institute Clinic, and the Family Mosaic Project. She provided psychological assessments and individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as family and parenting work in the context of the clinic and public school sector at the Ann Martin Center and WestCoast Children’s Clinic.

Karisa L. Barrow, Psy.D.