Psychologist and Therapist in Emeryville, California Dr Gene Hightower, Psychologist

License: PhD

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 15-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Emeryville, California Dr. Gene Hightower, PhD

Dr. Gene Hightower, PhD

Dr. Gene Hightower is a licensed clinical Psychologist who has spent most of his professional career serving vulnerable populations. He is American Indian and is descendant from the Choctaw, Cherokee, and Creek tribes. Dr. Hightower is a member of the Society of Indian Psychologists and serves as the spokesperson of their Good Relatives Initiative. He is a past Director of Clinical Services at the Native American Health Services Oakland. Dr. Hightower has taught Native American Psychology at UC Berkeley and Stanford. He published a book on Counseling Native American Indians in 2019 and is editor of a textbook on Native American Indian Psychosocial Identity. His undergraduate education in Social Relations was at Harvard, he completed a Masters in Community Mental Health at UC Berkeley, a doctorate in Social Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute, a clinical internship in community psychology at UCSF, and was a postdoctoral fellow in personality development at UC Berkeley.

Outside of work, Dr. Hightower loves to travel, read, watch PBS and MSNBC programming, and attend events in American Indian community.



  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Parenting Skills


  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans


  • English



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