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About : About Me
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About Dr. Anna Yam

California License PSY27651


My style is open, practical and engaging. I strive to learn about your experience in the world, meet you where you are, and support you on your path of healing and growth. 


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.  In complement to my rigorous scientist-practitioner training, I enjoyed paddling around in it's many streams, swimming with the 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 sexual pain and other pelvic pain disorders.

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 women's issues, including motherhood, sexual pain and pelvic health, anxiety, aging and caregiving.    


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 lonely and overwhelmed,  you are not alone.     

To learn more about how I can help, get in touch.



Doctorate (Ph.D.) in 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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