Jennifer Ly, PhD


Jennifer Ly is a psychologist with extensive training and experience in screening, evaluating and caring for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental delays, learning differences, and behavioral or emotional difficulties.

In the Hyperactivity, Attention and Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic, Ly specializes in assessing youths for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disorders. She conducts diagnostic evaluations, consults with schools and provides behavioral treatments, including individual parent management training, group skills training and family therapy.

Ly's previous research focused on factors that improve outcomes for children who are at increased risk for negative outcomes in their development. She has published numerous studies on the impact of positive teacher-child relationships, parent involvement and increased school support for improving outcomes in youths from immigrant families.

Ly earned her doctoral degree in clinical science at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining UCSF, she specialized in caring for young children with complex trauma. She has trained at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA TIES for Families, a program that serves foster and adoptive children from birth to age 21 and their families.

At the HALP Clinic, Ly has a variety of patient care, teaching and supervision responsibilities. In addition, she is the Department of Psychiatry's health equity champion and serves on the diversity committee and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds committee.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

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UC Berkeley, PhD, Clinical Science 2014


UCLA TIES for Families, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015