• Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University

  • Pre-doctoral internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center

  • Post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry


  • Relationships (individual and couples therapy)

  • Issues pertaining to gender and sexuality

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Eating disorders

Dr. Gapinski has a strong training background in cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She is also interested in principles of acceptance and commitment therapy and emotionally focused couples therapy.


  • Body image, weight stigma, & eating disorders

  • Psychology of women

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Social anxiety

  • Effectiveness of CBT for medical illness


Dr. Gapinski has taught undergraduate psychology courses at Yale University, San Francisco State University, and UC Berkeley Extension. She has facilitated support groups for medical residents at UCSF, and has been involved in training Stanford University medical residents in the treatment of social anxiety. Since 2005, she has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco, where she often teaches courses on the psychology of gender and the psychology of sexuality.