Clinical Focus

  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Building Queer Families
  • Clinical Psychology

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • Annual Chairman’s Award, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine (2022)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2021)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2019)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Board Member/ Member-At-Large, Santa Clara County Psychological Association (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet, LGBTQ+ Subcommittee (2019 - Present)
  • Board Member/Secretary, Gaylesta (2021 - Present)
  • Board Member, Stanford PRIDE (2020 - 2021)
  • Co-Chair, "Gender Inclusive Stanford" Training & Education Subcommittee (2018 - 2020)
  • Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Santa Clara County Psychological Association (2017 - 2019)
  • Social Justice Committee Co-Chair, Santa Clara County Psychological Association (2018 - 2019)
  • Member, California Psychological Association (2015 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Professional Education: Palo Alto University PGSP Stanford PsyD Consortium (2012) CA
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Psychology (2005)
  • Internship: VA-Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (2012)
  • Fellowship: Veterans Health Administration-National Center for Organization Development (2014)

All Publications

  • Training inpatient psychiatric nurses and staff to utilize CBTp informed skills in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting PSYCHOSIS-PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIAL AND INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES Eisen, K., Kharrazi, N., Simonson, A., Lean, M., Hardy, K. 2021
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Responding to the Call of our Times Wong, J., Kharrazi, N., Heitzmann, J., Mostofi, M. The California Psychologist. 2021 (Volume 54): pps. 10-12
  • Using Clinicians' Ideal Social Climate Ratings in Group Therapy Training: Staff Development, Supervision, and Teaching INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY Moffett, L. A., Kharrazi, N., Vaught, A. 2016; 66 (1): 34-55
  • Group psychotherapy Encyclopedia of Mental Health Moffett, L. A., Kharrazi, N. Elsevier. 2016; 2nd: 281-284
  • Organizational resilience: Finding opportunities in the face of adversity Kharrazi, N., McCarren, H., White, S., Barnes, S. Veterans Health Administration Organizational Health Newsletter. 2013 (18): pps. 7-8
  • Utilization of psychiatric services among low-income HIV-infected patients with psychiatric comorbidity AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV Soller, M., Kharrazi, N., Prentiss, D., Cummings, S., Balmas, G., Koopman, C., Israelski, D. 2011; 23 (11): 1351-1359


    HIV-infected individuals face a tremendous burden of psychiatric comorbidity. This study evaluates a community health care system's effort to screen for psychiatric disorders among patients at an HIV clinic and evaluate adherence to psychiatric service utilization.Standardized screening measures were used to identify participants who met diagnostic symptom criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder (ASD) and depression. All participants who screened positive were referred for psychiatric follow-up. Rates of utilization were measured and barriers to adherence were investigated.Of the 210 participants, 118 patients met screening criteria for PTSD, ASD, and/or depression, and 116 of these had medical records available for review. Of the 116 patients with psychiatric comorbidity, 46.6% saw a psychiatrist and/or were prescribed a psychiatric medication. Thirty-two percent of Latinos, 40.5% of African Americans, and 38.5% of heterosexuals utilized referred psychiatric services, and these rates were significantly less than their counterparts. One hundred patients were seen by a social worker.While a large burden of psychiatric comorbidity exists among this population of HIV-positive patients, only half adhered to recommended psychiatric services referrals. Further research is warranted to examine cost-effective interventions to maximize psychiatric screening, referral, and follow-up with mental health services in this vulnerable population.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/09540121.2011.565024

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299481100001

    View details for PubMedID 21767117