Tamara McClintock Greenberg, Psy.D., M.S., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, CA, where she sees adults. She specializes in treating those with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and those who are coping with medical illness, either as a patient or affected family member. She has extensive experience with geriatric patients and their children regarding coping with dementia. Tamara practices psychotherapy using an integrative and talkative style, but is informed by modern psychodynamic approaches, which have a great deal of empirical support as an evidence-based treatment for a number of psychological problems.
As an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Tamara spent over 12 years seeing medical patients and their families in the UCSF hospitals and clinics and has spent the last 17 years supervising psychiatry residents and psychology interns and students. Her publishing has focused on care taking, health psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology, with the aim of helping people who have to navigate complex physical and/or psychological issues. Her newest book is the Second Edition of Psychodynamic Perspectives on Aging and Illness. Her 2012 book, When Someone You Love Has Chronic Illness continues to be a helpful resource for patients and caretakers alike. Tamara has written for multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, Psych Central, Psychology Today, The Good Men Project, Maria Shriver’s website, The San Francisco Chronicle, and has been quoted as an expert in USA Today, Newsweek, Next Avenue (PBS), and more. She has been interviewed by several radio stations, including KQED’s Forum.