Annette V. Clarke, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in the Bay Area. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Clinical Psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She holds an M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling from The New School for Social Research and a B.A. in Psychology from New York University. Dr. Clarke is a full professional member of the American Psychological Association, member of the Bay Area Association of Black Psychologists, and a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. She is currently licensed in the state of California.
Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised, Dr. Clarke specializes in serious mental illness, diversity and community mental health, immigration and acculturation, mindfulness and meditation, and body positivity. Her research includes Black and Black immigrant mental health, identity development, immigration, and acculturation, and cultural competency pedagogy. Dr. Clarke works across the developmental lifespan and takes an integrative approach that uses psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques tailored to the specific needs and goals of clients with a focus on healing, wellness, and recovery.
Dr. Clarke loves science fiction/fantasy, horses, plants, crochet, bubble blowing and spending time with friends and family.