Clinical Supervisors

Our Management Team and Board of Directors

Clinical Supervisors

  • Suresh Chacko, PsyD - Clinical Supervisor for Staff, NAAPTC Doctoral Interns, and Practicum Trainees

    Dr. Suresh Chacko received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at California Pacific Medical Center, providing adult and child psychotherapy and psychological assessment for children. He completed his post-doctoral training at Access Institute for Psychological Services, focusing on psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults and children. He currently works in the CYF department of RAMS as a school-based therapist and also maintains a private practice in San Francisco.

  • Sai-Ling Chan-Sew, LCSW - Consultant

    Sai-Ling Chan-Sew (SLC Consulting) is a clinical consultant who provides individual, program and system level consultation in health and behavioral health care in areas such as: development and financing of behavioral health services, health/behavioral health integration, system development of culturally competent service system, design and financing of outcome evaluation and continuous quality improvement programs, development of system of care across public and private non-profit agencies and consumer organizations, clinical supervision, individual consultation and advocacy to address disparity and social justice for immigrants.

    Ms. Chan-Sew is a bi-cultural & bi-lingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She formerly served as the Director of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) System of Care, Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health for 16 years whereby she oversaw the CYF integration of children’s mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services under one behavioral health system and created the nationally recognized San Francisco Children’s System of Care, expanding behavioral health services through a combination of intensive care management and evidence-based practices. Ms. Chan-Sew has also been active at the national and state levels in promoting the development of prevention and early intervention services especially for young children. She led local efforts to increase outreach and expand behavioral health service access for Asian and Pacific Islander children, youth and families, as well as homeless and runaway youth.

    Ms. Chan-Sew has also served as Program Director at Chinatown Child Development Center, psychiatric social worker in private practice, guest lecturer at San Francisco State University – School of Social Work, and instructor at University of California – San Francisco Extension Program. She is a founding member of Wu Yee Children Services, and holds a master’s degree from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Ms. Chan-Sew is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and has served on many national, state and local boards and commissions.

  • David Cushman, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor for Practicum Trainees

    Dr. Cushman is a licensed clinical psychologist at RAMS Inc. He works in the Children, Youth, and Families Outpatient clinic, where he sees children and families who struggle with a variety of complex mental health issues, and in the School-Based Mental Health Partnership, where he performs school-based psychotherapy with high school students who struggle with both mental health issues and learning challenges, including liasoning with school staff and administrators. Dr. Cushman supervises RAMS practicum trainees, pre-doctoral interns, and staff.

    Dr. Cushman graduated from the Wright Institute with a doctorate in clinical psychology. In addition to his work at RAMS, he has a private practice in Oakland where he sees children, teens, adults, couples, and families, and teaches at JFK University. He serves on the board of directors for the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, and has written on the intersection of case management and psychoanalysis. His clinical interests include integrating socio-cultural-political issues with psychoanalysis, identity issues, masculinity, play therapy, parenting issues, and severe mental illness.

  • Matthew Gould, LMFT - Clinical Supervisor for Staff

    Matthew Gould provides clinical supervision at RAMS to Behavioral Health Counselors working at the Wellness Centers Program. Mr. Gould is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and also maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in San Francisco where he provides treatment to adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. His interests include psychoanalytic theory and technique, school-based dynamic therapy, group process, and working with adolescents. He provides supervision and consultation services through Project School Care at St. Mary’s. Mr. Gould has provided mental health services, substance abuse services, and supervision & consultation at RAMS for the past 12 years, including being the former Supervisor for the Wellness Centers Program.

  • Talia Korenbrot, LMFT - Clinical Supervisor for Staff

    Talia Korenbrot is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing psychotherapy, in both English and Spanish, for twenty years. As a Clinical Supervisor for the Wellness Centers Program at RAMS, she provides supervision for Behavioral Health Counselors at the high school​-​based Wellness Centers, which are located in public schools throughout San Francisco. Ms. Korenbrot has worked at RAMS for over 10 years. She served as a Behavioral Health Counselor, as well as the Behavioral Health Services Coordinator for the Wellness Centers Program. Prior to working at RAMS, she had been working in the area of domestic violence. Her interest in serving the mental health needs of adolescents was fostered through her experience in designing & implementing a dating violence program for adolescent girls. Ms. Korenbrot also maintains a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco.

    Ms. Korenbrot received her BA in Psychology from Cornell University, and her MA in Counseling Psychology in from Boston College.

  • Peggy Kim, LMFT - Clinical Supervisor for School-Based Mental Health Partnership

    Peggy Kim is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is the clinical supervisor for the School-Based Mental Health Partnership providing group and individual supervision for staff working with students who struggle with mental health and behavioral issues that negatively impact learning and achievement at school. Ms. Kim is a Mental Health Clinician in the CYF Outpatient clinic providing psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families with a focus on cultural diversity and various lived experience. She also maintains a private practice in San Francisco where she sees children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.

  • Clara Kwun, LCSW - Group Supervisor for NAAPTC Doctoral Internship

    Clara Kwun is a psychoanalyst and a graduate of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She also maintains a private practice in San Francisco serving adults, adolescents, and children. Ms. Kwun has been a supervisor for California Pacific Medical Center; University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Langley Porter; New Leaf Services for our Community; Smith College of Social Work; and New College. She is also the past Director of the former Adolescent Day Treatment Center of California Pacific Medical Center.

  • Connie Ludwig, PsyD - Assessment Supervisor for Staff and the auxiliary Psychological Assessment component at the Outpatient Clinical Practicum

    Dr. Connie Ludwig is a Chinese-American licensed clinical psychologist, working as a clinician and supervisor at RAMS CalWORKs Counseling and Pre-Vocational Services and CAAP Counseling Services. Through both programs, Dr. Ludwig conducts Learning Needs Assessments (LNA)—neuropsychological evaluations for clients seeking vocational services through San Francisco’s Human Services Agency. She also supervises staff and trainees conducing LNA’s in both programs. Dr. Ludwig received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, San Francisco. Her clinical training focused on psychological assessments in inpatient and outpatient settings and psychotherapy with children and adolescents.

    In addition to her work at RAMS, Dr. Ludwig is the Practicum Training Director for the BAND Lab, a research-oriented clinical psychology practicum located on the SF VA Medical Center campus. She has a private practice that focuses on neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and older adults.

  • Mai T. Nguyen, PsyD - Assessment Supervisor and Instructor for NAAPTC Doctoral Interns' Individual and Group Supervision, Assessment Seminar

    Dr. Mai Nguyen is a bicultural & bilingual (Vietnamese/English) licensed clinical psychologist who has been serving culturally diverse, underprivileged individuals in community-based settings for nearly 10 years. Dr. Nguyen received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with a Multicultural and Community Emphasis, from CSPP of Alliant International University, San Francisco (AIU-CSPP). Her clinical training has spanned inpatient and outpatient settings, in both the U.S. and Vietnam. She is an alumna of the RAMS National Asian American Psychological Training Center (NAAPTC), an APA-accredited doctoral internship program. Following her training at the RAMS NAAPTC, Dr. Nguyen was a post-doctoral fellow for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. In partnership with Da Nang & Khanh Hoa Departments of Health, NIH, Vanderbilt University, and RAND Corporation, she helped train Vietnamese paraprofessionals, nurses, and physicians to provide treatment for depression in rural primary care agencies. She completed her post-doctoral studies at AIU-CSPP’s Psychological Services Center, where she specialized in psychological assessment and treatment of complex childhood trauma. In addition to her work at RAMS, she is a clinical psychologist at the Golden Gate Regional Center.

    Her clinical work is grounded in psychoanalytic theory and conceptualized within cultural, social, and biological aspects of individuals and systems. Her varied clinical interests include working with severely disturbed individuals, complex trauma in children and adolescents, multicultural assessment, developmental disabilities, collaborative therapeutic assessment, personality assessment, psychoanalytic conceptualization in personality assessment, problem gambling, and ecopsychology.

  • Rebecca Peng, LMFT - Clinical Supervisor for Staff

    Clara Kwun is a psychoanalyst and a graduate of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She also maintains a private practice in San Francisco serving adults, adolescents, and children. Ms. Kwun has been a supervisor for California Pacific Medical Center; University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Langley Porter; New Leaf Services for our Community; Smith College of Social Work; and New College. She is also the past Director of the former Adolescent Day Treatment Center of California Pacific Medical Center.

  • Christine Wai, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor for Practicum Trainees and Volunteer Psychological Assistants

    Dr. Christine Wai is a California licensed Clinical Psychologist with a bicultural and bilingual (Cantonese Chinese) background. Dr. Wai currently works as a clinician at RAMS’ Adult/Older Adult Outpatient Clinic, Child, Youth and Family Outpatient Services, and Asian Family Institute. Dr. Wai received her Doctor in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology in Hong Kong and Masters in Education (Ed.M.) specializing in school counseling from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Wai has extensive experiences working in community mental health setting through her pre-doctoral internship at Hamilton Madison House in New York City as well as her post-doctoral internship at RAMS. She is also familiar with working with traditional Chinese individuals and families through her practicum training in Hong Kong.

    Dr. Wai has a strong interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and focuses on Asian American and immigrant populations, providing mental health care to the disempowered and to those with severe mental illness and traumatic past. Dr. Wai focuses also on integrating cultural sensitivity into clinical practice, psychoanalytic theory and familial conflicts surrounding intercultural and intergenerational differences. In addition, Dr. Wai is participating in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

  • Nancy Lim-Yee, LCSW - Clinical Supervisor for Staff

    Nancy Lim-Yee, LCSW, holds two Master of Arts degrees; one in Special Education from the University of San Francisco and one in Social Work from San Francisco State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and retired almost 3 years ago as the program director at the Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC), a children’s behavioral health clinic of the SF Dept. of Public Health, Community Behavioral Health Services division. Nancy has been providing mental health services to children, youth, and their families for four decades. Although retired, she still works one day a week providing psychotherapy to adults and children at North East Medical Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and provides clinical supervision to mental health consultants of RAMS Fu Yau Project. She also works with seniors one day a month at the Jackie Chan Adult Day Health Center.

    Nancy has always been active in the community and serves on a number of Boards and committees. These include: NASW-CA; NICOS Chinese Health Coalition; Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Council which she co-founded in 1995; Kai Ming Head Start; St. Mary’s Chinese Language School Friends and Alumni Association; Poi Yuk Educational Foundation; Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation; API Health Parity Coalition; CA Social Work Hall of Distinction Committee; and Association for Chinese Families of the Disabled. She is the co-founder of the Association for Chinese Families of the Disabled, a parent support and advocacy organization for Chinese families who have children with disabilities. Since 1999, she has co-coordinated the S.F. Chinatown Parents Disabilities Network on a volunteer basis with Dr. Peter Ng, a former pediatrician at the Chinatown Public Health Center in San Francisco. Nancy is a strong advocate for culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services to underserved communities. She has received several awards for her work including the Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity award from the San Francisco Foundation; the Women Making History award from the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; the Community Service award from Asian Women’s Resource Center; the Sunburst Legacy award from Community Behavioral Health Services; the Asian American Achievements award from the San Mateo Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, and most recently, the 2013 Lillian Lew Dea Volunteer Award from Wu Yee Children’s Services.

  • Alexander Zinchenko, PhD - Clinical Supervisor for Staff, NAAPTC Doctoral Interns, and Practicum Trainees

    Dr. Zinchenko received his Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in 2001, and his M.A. in psychology from Moscow State University in 1987. Before his relocation to the USA in 1991, Dr. Zinchenko lived in Moscow where he worked as psychotherapist in private practice, a hypnotherapist at the Alcoholism Treatment Center, and a researcher at the USSR Academy of Sciences Center for the Studies of Consciousness. He co-authored and served as the principle investigator on a research project “Use of Altered States of Consciousness in the Treatment of Addictions” (sponsored by the USSR Academy of Sciences). In addition to an article in the International Journal of Psychosomatics based on this research, Dr. Zinchenko published a book chapter on the psychology of youth movements; another book chapter “Nostalgia: a Dialog between Memory and Knowledge” is currently in print. Since 1992, when Dr. Zinchenko first joined RAMS, he has contributed to the clinic in several capacities as a staff psychotherapist; founder of a Russian-focus mental health program; clinical supervisor; and coordinator for two mental health projects: Senior Refugee Project (grant from the US Office of Refugee Resettlement, 1996-2004) and Dual Diagnosis Project (grant from the U.S. Department Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 2001-2003).

    Alongside his work at RAMS, Dr. Zinchenko maintains a private practice in San Francisco specializing in individual, family, and group psychotherapy with adults and children. He also works with traumatized refugees and survivors of political torture as a contracting clinician at Survivors International. Dr. Zinchenko’s current interests include object relations theory; phenomenological and psychoanalytic aspects of nostalgia and uprootedness; clinical work with immigrants and refugees; and psychotherapy with severely disturbed and traumatized clients. He is also keenly interested and extensively involved in teaching and clinical training: as a Supervising Psychologist at RAMS; as a Psychologist at Napa State Hospital; as a faculty, student advisor and instructor for Working with Immigrant Families class at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center; as a lecturer (Psychoanalytic Treatment Modalities) and group supervisor at the Access Institute for Psychological Services; and as an adjunct clinical supervisor at the Goldman Institute on Aging.

  • Anna Zozulinksy, PhD - Clinical Supervisor for Staff, NAAPTC Doctoral Interns, and Practicum Trainees

    Dr. Anna Zozulinsky received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University, with a research emphasis from the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her doctoral internship at RAMS NAAPTC, and trained at multiple community mental health organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Zozulinsky works as a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at RAMS Adult Outpatient Clinic, Child Youth and Family School-Based Services and Asian Family Institute.

    As a trilingual (Russian and Hebrew) and tri-cultural psychologist, Dr. Zozulinsky has a particular interest in identity formation across cultural contexts and immigration-related issues, and is dedicated to provide culturally-sensitive services to adults, children, youth, families and couples. Her approach is rooted in contemporary psychoanalytic theory, is depth-oriented and relational. She strives to create warm and safe relationships with her clients, to promote lasting change through collaboration and reflection.

    Dr. Zozulinsky also holds a B.A. degree in Cinema Studies from Tel Aviv University and was trained as a photographer at ICP in NY. She is keenly interested in the intersection between aesthetic experiences, creativity and psychological well-being, and incorporates this sensibility in her clinical work.

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