About Dr. Charlotte Tilson

I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. My practice focuses on the psychological health and well-being of women and children. I serve children, tweens and teenagers ages 5-18 and women of all ages.

I work to help people better understand themselves and navigate challenging emotions and experiences. I provide personalized, wellness-oriented psychological services that draw on each client’s strengths. Ready to get started? Contact me to schedule an introductory phone call.


I bring 20 + years of experience with efforts to improve people's lives and better understand human behavior. I've contributed to publications, training programs, websites, educational films, public health initiatives and corporate work/life services. 

My career reflects my background in two complementary disciplines - clinical psychology and developmental psychology. Clinical psychology is the study of mental health. Developmental psychology is the study of processes of change throughout the human lifespan. 

Before becoming a clinical psychologist I worked for 10+ years in the field of applied developmental psychology. This included psychology and education content development and training, with a focus on translation of research into practice. I was previously a Project Director at the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd for a number of years. 

I received a bachelor's degree in English from Vassar College, a master's degree in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute. I am currently a volunteer at the San Francisco Public Library.

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I look forward to speaking with you. Contact me to schedule an introductory phone call or appointment.