Training & Education

Dr. Haile is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 22672) and holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Consortium.  Dr. Haile served on the adjunct clinical faculty at Palo Alto University, where she supervised psychology graduate students who are learning psychotherapy, and she conducted clinical research at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, the National Center for PTSD, the Center for Health Care Evaluation, and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  

She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco.  She has specialized training in the assessment and treatment of trauma from the UCSF-SFGH Trauma Recovery Center, the National Center for PTSD, and several sexual assault treatment centers.  She has worked with hundreds of individuals surviving various types of traumatic experiences, such as sexual assault, physical assault, childhood physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, gunshot wounds and stabbings, armed robbery, military combat, and traumatic loss due to sudden death.

Dr. Haile has held several clinical research positions at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, including research examining cognitive therapy for depression, interpersonal factors in cognitive-behavioral therapy for bulimia, pharmacotherapy for individuals with psychosis, and an online treatment intervention for young adults at risk for eating disorders. 

Dr. Haile completed a one year predoctoral training program working focused on treating addictions and serious mental illness at San Mateo County, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and a one year predoctoral training program working with children, adolescents, families, and couples at a community based clinic.   She completed an intensive training program for the treatment of OCD with the International OCD Foundation.

Building upon her background and training in cognitive and behaviorally based treatments, Dr. Haile expanded her clinical approach to included somatic, experiential, and attachment informed interventions influenced by modern neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and polyvagal theory. 

Professional memberships:  California Board of Psychology, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Northern California Cognitive Behavior Therapy Network, AEDP Institute.