About Dr. Shortliffe

Dr. Lindsay Shortliffe is a licensed clinical psychologist who works in private practice in Sacramento, CA.  She has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient care facilities, community mental health settings, and university counseling centers.

While she works with a wide range of client concerns, Dr. Shortliffe has had specialized training in working with young adults, multicultural concerns, and social anxiety or shyness.  Her research has focused on the experiences of biracial or bicultural people and she has had the opportunity to teach Asian American psychology coursework.


Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Counseling and Psychological Services, University of California, Berkeley

Predoctoral Internship:
Counseling and Psychological Services, California State University, Long Beach

Psychology Practicum Internships:
Counseling Services, Notre Dame De Namur University
Department of Health and Wellness, San Jose Job Corps
Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Stanford University Medical Center
Mental Health Services, Goodwill Institute for Career Development, Silicon Valley
Julian Street Inn, InnVision


Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Clinical Psychology
PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics & Philosophy, Concentration in Psychology
Columbia College, Columbia University

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Division 35, Section 5: Psychology for Asian Pacific American Women (Executive Board Member)
Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

Logo Meaning

The cottage where my first office was housed sat in a garden filled with birch trees.  This was a fitting location, as the birch tree has been known as a symbol of new beginnings, growth, and cleansing of the past.  I therefore  selected leaves of a birch tree to represent my practice – a place where we will capture some of these same themes.