Emily W. Schiller, PsyD

Dr. Emily Schiller is a licensed clinical psychologist who is currently in private practice at the Wise Mind Institute in Berkeley, California. In the fall of 2022, she joined the KPSAHS MSC program as an adjunct faculty member.

Prior to starting private practice in 2022, Dr. Schiller worked in the Kaiser Richmond Department of Psychiatry for nearly two decades where she provided individual, couples, and group psychotherapy through the Adult Intensive Outpatient and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) programs. Additionally, she served as the Training Director for the postdoctoral residency program where she supervised and mentored psychology students for more than 10 years. She earned her Doctorate from CSPP-Alliant international University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from U.C. Santa Cruz. She received her predoctoral training in the Counseling Center at San Francisco City College and her postdoctoral training in the Mental Health Department at Kaiser Antioch.

Dr. Schiller is passionate about supporting her clients during major life transitions, and she has extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. She is also dedicated to helping couples navigate relationship challenges using Emotionally Focused Therapy and DBT. Although Dr. Schiller was trained psychodynamically, once she discovered DBT, her therapeutic approach shifted significantly. She still views clients through a psychodynamic lens, but she frequently draws clinical techniques from DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment Therapy. She is focused on helping her clients and students understand and navigate oppressive dynamics and systemic racism.