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Katherine Roubos, LCSW, SIFI Curriculum Vitae



  • Extensive experience in clinical work with issues of identity, attachment and trauma. Specialization in LGBQ, trans and gender non-conforming identities and in trauma healing focused work.


  • Demonstrated facility in facilitation on topics of racism, whiteness, power and oppression. Fluent in affinity and mixed-race approaches to education and group process. 


  • Strong background in applied mindfulness, somatic and trauma-informed interventions.




LCSW: Licensed in California as of 09/2019


Smith School for Social Work, Northampton, MA & Oakland, CA.       MSW Awarded: Aug 2016

  • Thesis: Cultivating Resilience: Antidotes to White Fragility in Racial Justice Education 

  • Student Leadership Curriculum Committee Co-Chair, Class of 2016

  • GRE: Reading 170 (99th percentile) * Writing 5.5 (96th)  * Math 157 (77th)


GPA: 3.8/4.0 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA         BA Awarded: April 2008

  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors. Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. 

  • Minors in Spanish & Portuguese and Anthropological Science.





Two Chairs, Oakland, CA           10/2019 – present

Clinician (24 hours/week)

  • Tailored individual therapy for adults experiencing range of challenges and symptoms.


EmpowerMe! Services, Oakland, CA             07/2018 – present 

Trainer & Facilitator: Race, Power, Privilege and Intersectionality (Independent Contractor)

  • Collaborate with a multi-racial team led by Black queer women to offer ongoing affinity-based  and multi-racial trainings on race, power and privilege. 

  • Focus on exploring impact of personal identities on clinical work and institutional processes. 


WestCoast Children’s Clinic, Oakland, CA           01/2017 – 09/2019

Mental Health Clinician, Outpatient and Transitional Age Youth Programs (40 hours/week)

  • Provided trauma-informed community-based mental health services to teens, youth and families, primarily within low-income communities of color. 

  • Held clinical emphasis on working with trans, queer, and gender non-conforming clients and/or caregivers to develop identity, increase supportive resources, and manage impact of trauma.

  • Worked collaboratively to develop and maintain team-based support of clients, advocated for client rights within systems, and supported client’s analysis of systems of oppression. 


Behavioral Health Education Instructor, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA.    01/2014 –12/2016

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor, Anger Management Groups, Couple’s Communication.

  • Instructed 8-week class series with groups of 15-20 adults from broad range of life experiences.

San Francisco Art Institute, Counseling Services, San Francisco, CA           09/2015 - 04/2016

Mental Health Clinician, MSW Intern (32 hours/week)

  • Collaborated with Student Affairs, Accessibility Services, Committee on Diversity in Education, Student Support Action Team, student groups, and ad-hoc committees to coordinate student care

  • Supported students with range of presenting mental health concerns and life circumstances to increase stability, stay engaged with their studies, and promote healing. 


Family, Youth and Children Services: Berkeley High School Health Center     09/2014–05/2015

Mental Health Clinician, MSW Intern (32 hours/week)

  • Coordinated with on-site Nurse Practitioners, families, teachers, and academic counselors.

  • Supported students through short and long-term ongoing counseling around grief and loss, anxiety, depression, bullying, building healthy relationships, and academic/learning challenges.

  • Facilitated Mindfulness and Anxiety group and LGBTQ student support groups.


Institute on Aging, San Francisco, CA           01/2014 – 09/2016

Bilingual Case Manager, Multi-Service Support Program (MSSP) Full Time (part time since 06/2014) 

  • Carried MediCal caseload of 35-40 low income elderly clients, majority monolingual Spanish

  • Provided in-home assessment and case management in coordination with Nurse Practitioner.

  • Coordinated with doctors, medical supply companies, IHSS, etc. for clients and caregivers.


GreatSchools, San Francisco, CA                       01/2012 – 01/2013

Bilingual Project Manager, College Bound. Full Time.

  • Managed bilingual staff of four for Spanish & English program design, implementation, marketing, partnership building, 3rd party evaluation in multiple bay area elementary schools.


Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, CA           04/2010 –01/2012

Post-Secondary Education Case Manager/Program Coordinator. Full Time Staff.

  • Designed and implemented new college preparation and retention program for 50 students resulting in college retention of 96% of participants while raising expectations for student achievement.

  • Managed program expenditures for $600K grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Designed and launched successful peer tutoring program, first of its kind agency-wide of services; trained education team in college counseling content and approach.

  • Led cross-department collaboration to produce quantitative and qualitative evaluation and reports.


The Bridgespan Group, San Francisco, CA                                                           08/2008 – 04/2010

Associate Consultant. Full Time Staff.

  • Led philanthropic and nonprofit leaders through strategic decision-making processes. Data analysis, financial modeling, and business plan development resulted in millions in new funding for clients.





Board President. The Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA                                     03/2010 – 06/2012

  • Volunteer position with legal and governance responsibilities. 

  • Co-designed and facilitated collaborative strategic planning process between board and staff

  • Led board to higher engagement, higher accountability culture without losing camaraderie of group

  • Recruited and developed high-performing new board members into leadership roles






Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor, Kaiser and Independent groups           01/2014 – 12/2016


Mindfulness for Helping Professionals & Workplaces (various organizations)           03/2014 – 12/2016

Mindfulness for Teens & Families: East Bay Meditation Center & Spirit Rock           01/2014 - 10/2015


Wilderness Within, LGBTQ Nature Meditation Group. Oakland, CA               12/2010 - 01/2013 




“Antidotes to White Fragility: Cultivating Resilience in Racial Justice Education and Work.” Presented in tailored variations to a variety of groups including:

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice Bay Area trainings 2016- present

  • White Noise Collective. Oakland, CA. March 2016 – present  

  • Fred Finch Youth Services, Oakland, CA. 2017 - present

  • The Psychotherapy Institute. Berkeley, CA Dialogues on Difference 2017

  • East Bay Meditation Center, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Oakland and Marin, CA. 2017-2018.

  • Smith College August 2016


“Trauma-Informed Facilitation for Racial Justice Education” Columbia University Continuing Education 

Department, New York City, NY April 2017


“Changes in the GED Test and Implications for the Field of Postsecondary Preparation”. National Youth 

Employment Coalition PostSecondary Success Initiative Grantee Convening. Washington D.C. Nov. 2011


“Homeless Youth and Financial Aid”. National Webinar for Jobs For the Future. May 2011


“The Role of College in Getting Homeless Youth Off the Streets for Good”. Larkin Street Youth Services, Annual Case Manager Training. Aug 2010

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