Counseling Program Faculty

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap, M.S., LMFT
Full-Time Faculty
Pronouns: she/her

BA Business and Sociology - London Guildhall University, England, 1996
PGCE Edge Hill College - University of Lancaster, England, 1999
MS Counseling - San Francisco State University, 2006
EdD Educational Leadership - San Francisco State University, anticipated to graduate 2023

Professor Dunlap is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a PPSc (School Counseling Credential) with extensive clinical experiences working with children, adolescents, schools, families, and adults. Professor Dunlap has over 20 years of teaching experience at high school, community college, and university level in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is a trained school counselor and has extensive experience providing therapy in school-based settings.

Professor Dunlap's interest and passion for Asian American mental health, South Asian clinical needs, school-based mental health, supporting immigrant clients, and mentoring emerging leaders who identify as a person of color have led her to present on this topic at a national and international level and publish books and articles. Professor Dunlap is the current senior editor of "Counseling and Psychotherapy for South Asian Americans: Identity, Psychology, and Clinical Implications" book with Routledge, the first book of its kind in the US, Canada, and the UK in supporting South Asian Americans clients.

In her free time, Professor Dunlap is active in the community and is on several committees and boards including: board member for the San Francisco Mental Health Commission; current training advisory committee member for The American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP); past board member for The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) and past chair on Division on Practice. In addition, Professor Dunlap is in a doctoral educational leadership program and is interested in learning alongside and tapping into the rich cultural capital students and faculty bring into the classroom and academic institutions. Through her dissertation, Professor Dunlaps' goal is to better understand students of color's lived experiences in graduate counseling programs. And when Professor Dunlap is not working and studying, she loves to hang out with her husband, son, and dog taking walks along Ocean Beach.

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

Child and Adolescent Counseling
Common Therapeutic Factors
Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Counseling
Individual and Family Development
MFT Professional Development Seminar