Dr. Sharon Tyson

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I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of California (PSY11052). I received my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at St. Mary’s Medical Center and postdoctoral residency at Ross General Hospital.

From June 2004 to March 2017, I was the Chief Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. As a leader in psychology, I have trained and supervised hundreds of doctoral level graduate students learning to do psychotherapy. Since 1988, I have combined hospital employment with private practice in San Francisco. I left the medical center to focus exclusively on outpatient private practice, and recently opened an office in Berkeley. My hospital positions have included: 

  • Adolescent Unit Clinical Coordinator-Ross General Hospital (1987-1988)

  • Assistant Training Director - St. Mary’s Medical Center (1988-1991)

  • Psychology Training Director - St. Mary’s Medical Center (1991-2004)

  • Attending Psychologist-Adolescent Inpatient Unit- St. Mary’s (1989-1997)

  • Psychology Training Director - California Pacific Medical Center (2004-2017)

  • Chief Psychologist - California Pacific Medical Center (2004-2017)

  • Director of the Employee Assistance Program - California Pacific Medical Center (2004-2012)

I am currently employed as Adjunct Faculty at the Wright Institute and teach a case conference to first and second year graduate students in psychology. I am also a consultant to Bay Psychiatric Associates, the largest group practice of psychiatrists in the East Bay.

Medical Staff Privileges

  • St. Mary’s Medical Center (1989-2004)

  • California Pacific Medical Center (2004-2017)


  • Community Service Award-Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy-2016

  • Outstanding Teacher, Mentor, and Supervisor-California Pacific Medical Center-2015

  • Outstanding Training Director-California Pacific Medical Center- 2005

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award-California School of Professional Psychology-1987