Dr. William Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Gardner specializes in providing individuals with the tools they need to manage the difficult emotions that arise throughout the day. He is passionate about helping those who suffer from the impact of anxiety, depression, phobias, and traumas. He also works with clients who find themselves overwhelmingly angry, either at situations or at other people.
Dr. Gardner’s approach to therapy is based on a short-term, brief intervention model. He equips his clients with coping skills so they can restart their lives again with healthy patterns. With clients, he draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques by teaching clients to recognize cognitive distortions like assumptions or misinterpretations. He collaborates with clients to find solutions to their presenting problems and provides a safe, comfortable environment for exploring thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
Dr. Gardner earned his PsyD from Stanford University. He is dedicated to using evidence-based practices in his sessions and aims to help clients enjoy their lives, rather than feeling stressed. His style is positive and compassionate and his practice is accessible for adult clients of all ages.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Vanderbilt Medical Center, Predoctoral Internship, 2010
PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, PsyD, 2009