Kimberley Tompkins, PsyD

Integrative Pediatric Psychologist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center

Integrative family and pediatric psychotherapy


Believing in the power and importance of positive parenting techniques, Dr. Kimberley Tompkins works with parents of children with anxiety, behavior and mood disorders, and chronic illness. She is a family-based therapist who tailors evidence-based approaches, including the “Nurtured Heart Approach,” cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based approaches to address the whole family system. She works closely with our neurodevelopmental pediatrician, Dr. Sanford Newmark, and other clinicians.

Before becoming a psychologist, she was a credentialed special education teacher in Canada, writing individualized education plans and teaching children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She has extensive experience working with:

  • Patients with neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders and their families
  • Parents of children with challenging behaviors
  • Children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other mood issues

During her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Tompkins became the chief resident in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. After her training, she continued working with the psychology pncology program, conducting clinical research and providing direct patient care. She has also been in private practice in San Francisco since 2009, where she works with children and adolescents and their families.

Education and Training

  • PhD, PGSP-Stanford School of Medicine PsyD Consortium
  • MS, PGSP-Stanford School of Medicine PsyD Consortium
  • BEd, Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada 
  • BAS, Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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