Licensed Psychologist

CogniTive Neuroscientist


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Certifications and Specialized Clinical Training

  • Organization Skills Treatment (OST)- Dr. Klabunde was trained by Dr. Richard Gallagher at NYU in organization skills training for middle school aged students

  • Binge Eating and Childhood Obesity- Dr. Klabunde received speciality training from the Children's Hospital Colorado, UCSD and Stanford University in treatments for disordered eating and childhood obesity.

  • Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A) and Borderline Personality Disorder (MBT).  Dr. Klabunde was trained by  Drs. Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman and Trudie Rossouw and completed her supervision through the UCLA Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative.

Education and Training

* PhD in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University

* American Psychological Internship in Clinical Psychology- Eating Disorders at Children's Colorado

* Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Stanford University

* Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental Neuroscience within the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences at Stanford University

About Dr. Megan Klabunde,

a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Silicon Valley. 

Dr. Klabunde  specializes in adolescent and young adult mental health and has been working with adolescents and young adults since 2006.  She implements evidenced based treatments to teens and young adults who struggle with problems commonly associated with this formative time of life. 

Dr. Klabunde completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University and  her pre-doctoral training at the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.  She did her American Psychological Association Internship at the Children's Hospital of Colorado, where she specialized in eating disorders. During graduate school, Dr. Klabunde worked for four years at the  University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Eating Disorder's Program where she  managed treatment and brain imaging research and treated patients in the adolescent intensive outpatient and day treatment programs. She also completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University. Dr. Klabunde also conducted Post-Doctoral brain imaging research in the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program where she studied children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and also youth with anxiety symptoms.

Dr. Klabunde is currently an Instructor in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research at Stanford University. and conducts Organization Skills Training in the Executive Function Clinic. Within the CIBSR she also conducts behavioral and neuroimaging research. Her research focuses on examining how the brain develops and process body cues, emotions and empathy; she specifically focuses on examining children and adolescents with and without psychiatric disorders. Dr. Klabunde also examines sex differences in the brain in youth with psychiatric disorders.  Currently, she is funded by the NICHD to study empathy in adolescent girls with Turner syndrome, a disorder where part of the X-chromosome is missing and requires estrogen treatment to induce puberty. The following is a link to Dr. Klabunde's Stanford University profile.

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