Rebecca Sacerdoti, Phd

About Me

I am a clinical psychologist who has significant experience working with adults and teens in a variety of settings, including private practice, agency work, and in schools. My research experience stems from time spent as a Project Director in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University as well as my dissertation.

I see psychotherapy as a natural response to the challenges of life. Why go it alone? Why not feel informed and aware of the dynamics of your inner and outer worlds? I believe that setting aside some time to explore the rough, uncertain, or stuck spots in your life can be a rewarding and invigorating process.

I specialize in working with people experiencing significant life changes. In times of transition, our worlds are turned upside down. Significant life changes tend to evoke feelings of fear and uncertainty. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to build inner balance, strength, and clarity that will help you move through life challenges.

I am also on the Advisory Council of an organization called Challenge Success. I am acutely aware of the pressures at play for teens. I believe Challenge Success is the antidote because it offers schools, public and private, concrete ways to support, buffer and inspire teens. More importantly I believe it holds the potential to radically alter the current trajectory of the teenage experience on a national level.

I received my Doctorate of Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA and my B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College in Pasadena, CA.

View all publications by Rebecca Caldwell Sacerdoti here.

Areas of Clinical Focus



Individuals and adolescents benefit from therapy services to buffer against  depression, anxiety, loss, failure, and stress, now and later in life.


Therapy can help couples resolve old fears and resentments, and find new ways of building intimacy, trust, and communication.

Significant Life Changes

From weddings and new careers, to break ups or a cancer diagnosis, therapy can help you navigate significant life events.