Dr. Risha Henry - Biography

Dr. Risha Henry (PSY19558) is a psychologist in private practice in the city of Menlo Park, California. She has received training at Stanford University, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Stanford Medical School, and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (now the Semel Institute). Her evidence-based practice focuses on rapid, intensive therapy, drawing on her training in CBT, DBT, CBASP, and ISTDP.

Risha Henry, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist in Menlo Park, CA

Undergraduate and Graduate Training

Dr. Henry received her BA from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, the top-rated clinical psychology doctoral program in the country[1]. Her research focused on the impact of life stress on the course of mood disorders.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.At UCLA, she received extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This included work in the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Craske, a leader in the field of anxiety disorder research and treatment.

Postdoctoral Work

Dr. Henry completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and CBASP. Her specialization was in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP).

After Stanford, Dr. Henry continued her training at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. There, she managed an NIMH-funded longitudinal study of adolescent mood disorders.

Publication and Additional Training

Dr. Henry has given numerous conference presentations and has been published in several of the most respected psychological journals including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. See below for a partial list of publications.

Dr. Henry completed the IEDTA three-year core training certification in ISTDP with supervisors, Dr. Josette ten Have-de Labije and Dr. Robert Neborsky in November, 2012. Most Recently, in June 2015, Dr. Henry completed an additional 2-year advanced core training program with supervisors Drs. ten Have-de Labije and Neborsky.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Henry incorporates her work in CBT, DBT, CBASP, and mindfulness through the framework of ISTDP.

Selected List of Publications

  • Dienes, K.A., Hammen, C. Henry, R.M., Cohen, A.N., & Yan, L.J. (2006). The stress sensitization hypothesis: Understanding the course of bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 95(1-3), 43-49.
  • Cohen, A.N., Hammen, C., Henry, R.M., & Daley, S.E. (2004). Effects of stress and social support on recurrence in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 82(1), 143-147.
  • Hammen, C., Henry, R.M., & Daley, E. (2000). Depression and sensitization to stressors as a function of childhood adversity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(5), 782-787.
  • Pasupathi, M., Henry, R.M., & Carstensen, L. (2002). Age and ethnicity differences in storytelling to young children: emotionality, relationality and socialization. Psychology & Aging, 17(4), 610-621.
  • Yan, L.J., Hammen, C., Cohen, A.N., Daley, S.E., & Henry, R.M. (2004). Expressed emotion versus relationship quality variables in the prediction of recurrence in bipolar patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 83(2-3), 199-206.


  1. ^ Clinical Psychology Program Rankings. US News & World Report, Nov 18, 20012.

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