M.A. Program Faculty: Ulash Thakore-Dunlap, M.S.

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap, M.S.
Full-Time Faculty

B.A. Business and Sociology - London Guildhall University, England, 1996
P.G.C.E. Edge Hill College - University of Lancaster, England, 1999
M.S. Counseling - San Francisco State University, 2006

Ms. Dunlap is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a PPSc (School Counseling Credential). Currently, she also teaches classes at San Francisco State University MS Counseling Program. Ms. Dunlap also maintains a private practice in San Francisco where she provides counseling and clinical supervision. She is the Founder of Understand My Mind (UMM), providing free resources and support on wellness and mental health topics.

Ms. Dunlap has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, schools, families and adults. Her work experience includes Richmond Area-Multi Services, San Francisco where she worked in school-based settings with the Wellness Program and also with children, adults and families at the outpatient clinic.

Ms. Dunlap has over 10 years of teaching experience at high school, community college and university settings in the United Kingdom and United States. She is a trained school counselor and has extensive experience providing therapy in school-based settings. Ms. Dunlap's passion for school-based mental health services has led her to present on this topic at a national and international level, and publishing articles on adolescent clinical needs, undocumented students and South Asian immigrant youth.

In her free time, Ms. Dunlap is active in the community and is on several committees and boards including current board member for The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), current Co-Chair for the Mental Health Board (MHB) of San Francisco, current advisory board member for 3rdi South Asian International Film Festival, current Chair Elect for the Division on Practice for the AAPA, past Communications Officer for (AAPA) and past Chair for the Division On South Asian Americans, part of AAPA and past International committee member for the American Counseling Association (ACA).

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