Psychologist and Therapist in San Francisco, California Akira Olsen, Psychologist

License: PsyD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in San Francisco, California Akira Olsen, PsyD

Akira Olsen, PsyD

Dr. Akira Olsen is a board-certified Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2010. Dr. Akira has clinical experience working with adolescents, parents, families, and adults in various San Francisco Bay Area settings, including community mental health clinics, schools, women’s and family shelters, telehealth clinics, and private practice. She worked as a clinical researcher, faculty, and clinical supervisor at Stanford University and Palo Alto University from 2018-2022.

Dr. Akira provides comprehensive multicultural mental health assessments and evidence-based, feedback-informed, trauma-informed therapy services (Individual and Family) to children, teens, families, and adults. Her modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Therapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Flash Technique, Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Play Therapy. Dr. Akira has extensive experience treating young adults and youths with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Trauma/PTSD, Motivation, life transitions, and family issues. Over the past two decades, Dr. Akira has participated in various Western and Eastern Buddhist meditation retreats. She strives to provide client-centered, evidence-based, feedback-informed, culturally competent, developmentally appropriate, and individualized services to her clients. Dr. Akira is bilingual in Japanese.

Outside of work, Dr. Akira enjoys cooking, restaurants, traveling, hiking, painting, and piano.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • CBT for Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Medical Procedure Evaluations
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Akira Olsen. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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