Vandana Aspen, PhD


Vandana Aspen , PhD, is a clinical psychologist who received her PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis Missouri. She completed her clinical internship at UCSD/VA. and her post-doctoral training at Stanford University.

She treats eating, mood anxiety and sleep related disorders with individuals across the life span.

She uses empirically supported approaches including CBT, ACT and DBT.

Her primary expertise is in treating eating disorders.

“I have 10 years of experience providing evidence-based therapy in outpatient, intensive outpatient therapy (IOP), day treatment and residential settings specializing in eating disorders. I have also served as a study therapist on several randomized control trials (FBT for adolescents with anorexia nervosa; CBT for adolescents with bulimia nervosa; CBT for adults with binge eating disorder).

I am one of the only certified FBT therapists for treating adolescent anorexia nervosa in the east bay.

My graduate and post-doctoral training have consistently been focused on the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in individuals across the life span. I have numerous publications and presentations at national and international conferences on these topics. My focus over the last several years has been on developing novel and innovative treatments for individuals struggling with disordered eating and body dissatisfaction.”

Her practice is in Pleasanton and more info can be found at