Sabrina Darrow, PhD


Sabrina Darrow is a psychologist who works with teens, young adults and their families. She practices dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a comprehensive treatment that combines psychotherapy sessions with teaching skills for handling experiences that bring up intense or difficult emotions. Her work includes individual, family and group therapy.

Darrow's research focuses on ways to improve behavior therapy for teens, young adults and these patients' families. In her role as associate director of research at UCSF's Young Adult and Family Center (YAFC), she leads the investigative program aimed at improving mental health services for youths and their families. She is also leading an initiative to implement and evaluate DBT for adolescents in the public mental health system, a collaboration between YAFC and San Francisco County's Child, Youth and Family System of Care.

Darrow earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed an internship at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Her postdoctoral studies included UCSF's clinical services research training program.

Darrow is a member of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Association for Psychological Science and Association for Behavior Analysis International.

In her free time, Darrow loves exploring the outdoors.


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

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University of Nevada, Reno, BA, Psychology 2003
University of Nevada, Reno, PhD, Clinical Psychology 2011


Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 2013
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 2015