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Carissa Gustafson, Psy.D.

Adjunct Professor
Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Carissa Gustafson is proud to return to her alma mater as an adjunct professor, having graduated from Pepperdine University's doctoral program in clinical psychology. In addition to teaching, she practices as a part of Golden Hour Therapy in DTLA, specializing in acceptance- and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy.



  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, 2017
  • M.A. in Psychology of Education, Columbia University, 2009
  • B.S. in Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2008