Angie Branham, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist practicing in the Bay Area since 2012. Before joining Access Institute as Director of Clinical Training, Angie served as Clinical Director and Training Director for two community mental health agencies where she taught and supervised multiple cohorts of psychology interns, fellows, and practicum students. Angie treats adults and children as young as age three and has a special interest in helping children with severe behavior problems. She is passionate about psychodynamic thinking and therapy and deeply committed to understanding mental health difficulties in their larger psychological and cultural contexts. She brings a special interest in myth, metaphor, and symbolism in popular culture and their practical application in psychological treatment. Angie has published two articles on the psychology of video games (Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy). Her clinical teaching and practice is grounded in diverse life experience, including fifteen years as a competitive martial artist and Kung Fu instructor, love of anime and video games, owning and running a comic book store which became the de facto community center of an impoverished and underserved community, and being the mother of two active children and one not-especially-active rabbit named Willie.