Clinical Program Faculty

Jessica Luiz, PsyD
Clinical Services Faculty
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. Psychology, UC Davis, 2008
M.A. Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (San Francisco), 2010
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (San Francisco), 2013

Dr. Luiz a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY26902) trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is an extremely effective modality working with anxiety disorders (including phobias, panic, OCD, PTSD), depressive disorders, mood disorders, and substance use. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in San Francisco.

While studying at CSPP, Dr. Luiz worked in a variety of settings including inpatient medical settings, county hospitals, residential substance use treatment centers, community mental health centers, and Veterans Affairs hospitals. She then completed her post-doctoral training at Berkeley Mental Health treating severely mentally ill patients with psychotic and personality disorders. After licensure, Dr. Luiz worked at Marin Psychiatric Emergency Services assessing and treating patients in crisis. She also worked at Berkeley Mental Health as a team supervisor treating patients with severe mental illness and mood disorders through a recovery, wellness, and independence lens. While at Berkeley Mental Health, Dr. Luiz was on the city's the mobile crisis team working with first responders for field risk evaluations and community support. She left Berkeley Mental Health to pursue her private practice full-time and balance her professional duties with parenting her two daughters.

Since 2015, Dr. Luiz has been providing CBT and ACT therapy to clients with a variety of issues ranging from fears of evaluation to unfulfillment. Her specialties include postpartum issues, anxiety disorders, trauma disorders, depressive disorders, and transitional issues. Currently Dr. Luiz is a supervisor for doctoral students and associate director at the Wright Institute's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic in Berkeley. Lastly, she has joined the Wright Institute's adjunct faculty this year teaching cognitive behavioral therapy theory. She is excited to be part of this community and to share in the development of the next generation of psychologists!