Dr. Genevive Julien, PsyD is a health psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Chronic Pain Program in San Jose CA. She facilitates psycho-educational classes, utilizing CBT, ACT and mindfulness approaches in conjunction with a biopsychosocial model to better understand her clients and create treatment plans that work. Genevive graduated from Alliant International University, Los Angeles.
She has always had an interest in mind and body-based techniques that enhance traditional therapy. Her doctorate project focused on using yoga to prevent burnout. Genevive taught trauma-focused mindfulness-based curriculums with at risk youth, indigenous peoples, and in correctional facilities. Her interest in the psychology of pain was piqued at Synovation Medical Group, where she taught classes on the mind-body connection in relation to pain, applying behavioral medicine techniques of visual imagery, meditation and relaxation interventions.
Genevive holds certifications in CBT, Seeking Safety and Psycho-physiological disorders. She is the research co-investigator of Sha Research Foundation, San Francisco studying the impact of a meditative tool on anxiety, depression, and lower back pain.
Born and raised on Maui, Hawai’i Genevive has an innate affinity with the natural elements, reveling in ocean-orientated activities, hiking, trail running, and meditating in nature.