Meet Our Team

The Leiya team is made up of experienced clinicians and staff members who all share a deep commitment to changing the future of pediatric mental health and delivering exceptional care to families.

Jennifer Dovichi, MD

President

Dr. Jennifer Dovichi has spent 20+ years in private practice providing longitudinal care for children and their families. She has a special interest in developmental pediatrics, school advocacy and all things mental health. After receiving her undergrad degree at UCLA, she attended USC Keck School of Medicine, completed her Pediatric residency/Chief residency at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Jennifer is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Jennifer Dovichi, MD

President

Dr. Jennifer Dovichi has spent 20+ years in private practice providing longitudinal care for children and their families. She has a special interest in developmental pediatrics, school advocacy and all things mental health. After receiving her undergrad degree at UCLA, she attended USC Keck School of Medicine, completed her Pediatric residency/Chief residency at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Jennifer is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Alex Peterson, PhD

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Peterson completed his APA-accredited pre-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology through the Psychiatry Department at Yale University. He completed his post-doctoral training in the neurology program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Dr. Peterson continued at this institution for his first five years of professional practice. He went into private practice in pediatric neuropsychology from 2006-2023 with a focus on providing comprehensive neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Peterson has worked collaboratively with numerous mental professionals, institutions and school districts throughout the Bay Area. 

Alex Peterson, PhD

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Peterson completed his APA-accredited pre-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology through the Psychiatry Department at Yale University. He completed his post-doctoral training in the neurology program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Dr. Peterson continued at this institution for his first five years of professional practice. He went into private practice in pediatric neuropsychology from 2006-2023 with a focus on providing comprehensive neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Peterson has worked collaboratively with numerous mental professionals, institutions and school districts throughout the Bay Area. 

Andrea Pascarelli, PsyD

Lead Clinician

Dr. Andrea Pascarelli has extensive experience in evidenced based treatment including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), trauma-focused CBT, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and parent-child interaction therapy-selective mutism (PCIT-SM). Dr. Pascarelli specializes in working with children with a variety of conditions including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorders, stress management issues, trauma and depression. Dr. Pascarelli has worked with children and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as provided school-based support services.

Andrea Pascarelli, PsyD

Lead Clinician

Dr. Andrea Pascarelli has extensive experience in evidenced based treatment including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), trauma-focused CBT, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and parent-child interaction therapy-selective mutism (PCIT-SM). Dr. Pascarelli specializes in working with children with a variety of conditions including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorders, stress management issues, trauma and depression. Dr. Pascarelli has worked with children and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as provided school-based support services.

Katherine Fuller, PMHNP-BC

 Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Fuller (she/her), M.S., R.N., PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and completed her graduate school training at the University of California San Francisco. She has been providing individualized, holistic, and collaborative mental health care to youth and their families across the Bay Area for over 9 years. At Leiya, she offers comprehensive mental health assessments and prescribes psychiatric medications as an additional tool to help youth achieve their mental health goals and improve their overall health and wellness. She specializes in working with youth with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, developmental differences, and mood disorders. 

Katherine Fuller, PMHNP-BC

 Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Fuller (she/her), M.S., R.N., PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and completed her graduate school training at the University of California San Francisco. She has been providing individualized, holistic, and collaborative mental health care to youth and their families across the Bay Area for over 9 years. At Leiya, she offers comprehensive mental health assessments and prescribes psychiatric medications as an additional tool to help youth achieve their mental health goals and improve their overall health and wellness. She specializes in working with youth with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, developmental differences, and mood disorders. 

Victoria Green, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Victoria Green, M.S., OTR/L is an advanced mentored STAR-clinician, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder, via the Sensory Treatment and Research (STAR) Institute. Her specializations include the differentiation and treatment of diagnoses under Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as developed by the STAR Institute, Therapeutic Listening (TL), and MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration.  Victoria brings years of experience working with youth across a wide spectrum of contexts, ages, and circumstances. Victoria’s work is deeply informed in the therapeutic integration of the nervous system in order to achieve functional well-being. In addition to her clinical work at Leiya, Victoria collaborates with families and early childhood programs around the Bay Area and as an OT-consultant, providing staff training and a supportive framework for sensory-responsive classrooms.

Victoria Green, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Victoria Green, M.S., OTR/L is an advanced mentored STAR-clinician, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder, via the Sensory Treatment and Research (STAR) Institute. Her specializations include the differentiation and treatment of diagnoses under Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as developed by the STAR Institute, Therapeutic Listening (TL), and MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration.  Victoria brings years of experience working with youth across a wide spectrum of contexts, ages, and circumstances. Victoria’s work is deeply informed in the therapeutic integration of the nervous system in order to achieve functional well-being. In addition to her clinical work at Leiya, Victoria collaborates with families and early childhood programs around the Bay Area and as an OT-consultant, providing staff training and a supportive framework for sensory-responsive classrooms.

Karis Wallace, ASW

Parenting Specialist

Karis Wallace was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a proud Oakland native. She earned her BA from Howard University and started her career in education in Washington D.C., where she lived for over a decade. She moved back to the Bay Area in 2011 in order to pursue a career in social work. She obtained her master’s degree from California State University East Bay, Hayward. Karis is passionate and committed to supporting children and families to thrive as they navigate their individual journeys. In her spare time she enjoys all things home & garden, traveling, and connecting with family & friends.

Karis Wallace, ASW

Parenting Specialist

Karis Wallace was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a proud Oakland native. She earned her BA from Howard University and started her career in education in Washington D.C., where she lived for over a decade. She moved back to the Bay Area in 2011 in order to pursue a career in social work. She obtained her master’s degree from California State University East Bay, Hayward. Karis is passionate and committed to supporting children and families to thrive as they navigate their individual journeys. In her spare time she enjoys all things home & garden, traveling, and connecting with family & friends.

Meet Our Founders

Stephanie Uhl, PsyD

Dr. Uhl completed her pre-doctoral residency in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA and an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center’s department of child and family psychiatry.

After completing her post-doc fellowship, she received 2 more years of specialized supervision in the treatment of pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders. She remains committed to ongoing training in and disseminating the best of evidence-based care to kids and families. To this end, she has completed the International OCD Foundation’s certification program in pediatric OCD, and is currently in the first international cohort of clinicians working towards certification in Yale Study Center’s Supportive Parenting of Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).

In addition to her clinical practice and training pursuits, Dr. Uhl has presented on pediatric anxiety & OCD at international conferences, and is on faculty at UC Berkeley Extension where she teaches courses on child mental health disorders and evidence-based treatment approaches.

Meghan Luby, PsyD

Dr. Luby completed her pre-doctoral residency in infant mental health at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL, and an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Kaiser Permanente Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in Santa Clara, CA.

She completed 2 years of specialized training in working with infants and toddlers and is certified in providing evidence-based care to children 0-5 and their families. She is passionate about early identification and intervention and maintains a ZERO to THREE membership.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Luby collaborates with early childhood programs around the Bay Area and is a mental health consultant at the Mills College Children’s School, the oldest laboratory school on the West Coast.

Aside from her private practice, Dr. Luby has worked as a contractor for Lyra Health and Little Otter which have deepened her understanding of the competitive landscape and the scope of services that families need.