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About Dr. Anna Yam

California License PSY27651


My style is warm, open, and engaging. I strive to learn about your experience in the world, meet you where you are, and work with you to build resilience, security and a path towards your goals. 


My first experience in the field of psychology was working as a counselor with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. That experience sparked my curiosity about human development and psychological functioning. I studied human development and linguistics at UC San Diego, and went on to work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies at the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience. 

I completed my doctoral training  at the University of Florida.  While living in Florida, I enjoyed paddling around in it's many streams, swimming with manatees, and admiring the alligators, big and small. After completing my clinical training (7 years total), I worked as a staff psychologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. In this role, I was also a pain psychologist at the Center for Pelvic Pain, working alongside physicians, nurses and pelvic physical therapists helping women with pelvic pain conditions. You can see my full Curriculum Vitae here.


After moving back to San Diego in 2019, I founded Bloom Psychology, which is my private clinical psychology practice. At Bloom Psychology, I provide evidence-based treatment with focus on pregnancy, motherhood, relationships, career challenges, juggling career and parenthood, parenting young kids, sexual health and pelvic pain.


In prior generations, we lived in large families, villages and tribes and didn't have to do all this adulting by ourselves the way we do now. If you are feeling overwhelmed,  you are not alone, I'm here to be a part of your village.     

To learn more about how I can help, get in touch or book an initial visit. 



Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology 

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Master's Degree (M.S) in Psychology

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor's Degrees (B.A) in Human Development and Linguistics

UC San Diego, La Jolla, California

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