About Dr. James

San Francisco Bay Area EMDR, Walnut Creek EMDR , Sex Therapy, Couples Counseling

Dr. Rosilda James, Psy.D.

San Francisco East Bay Clinical Psychologist: Walnut Creek EMDR /Trauma Therapy, Sex Therapy, Couples Counseling & Family Counseling


Clinical Experience

Dr. James has over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults and families work through their difficulties and challenges. She is particularly honored to help misunderstood and struggling young adults navigate their worlds to find their own internal source of wisdom and healing. Dr. James also currently serves as a Hospital-Based Psychiatric Consultant at Kaiser Permanente where she has served in various clinical capacities over the past 15 years. 

Prior to Kaiser, Dr. James worked with children, teens and adults in different settings such as: CASARC at San Francisco General Hospital's Sexual Trauma Unit, Alameda Family Services, Davis Street Family Resource Center in San Leandro and John George Pavillion, a psychiatric inpatient hospital for adults. Before moving to California, she worked with incarcerated youths and teens in the foster care system in the Boston Area.

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Therapeutic Approach

Dr. James strives to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for clients in which you will feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change. Dr. Jame's approach to therapy is to highlight your strengths as well as the patterns and relational dynamics that prevent you from living the life you want and deserve to live.

Dr. James approach includes Sex Therapy, EMDR, Couples Counseling, Trauma Therapy, Psychodynamic, Family Systems and Humanistic Therapy.


reas of Expertise

  • PTSD
  • EMDR
  • Sex Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Physical/emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression
  • Work stress
  • Anger management
  • Immigration & acculturation
  • Victims of crime
  • Blended family
  • Divorce issues
  • Excessive use of technology
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Postpartum depression
  • Grief/loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Group therapy

Academic Background

Dr. James earned a Doctorate and Masters of Arts in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She holds a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco and earned a Bachelors of Arts in psychology and sociology from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Dr. James also served as an adjunct professor at The Wright Institute's Doctoral program for five years and supervised doctoral candidates.

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