Psychologist – Clinical Director, Olympia House
Dr. Senadhi Parakrama is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the field of mental health and co-occurring disorders since 2001. Throughout the years, Dr. Parakrama has worked in a variety of settings with diverse groups of people, all struggling with addiction, mental health issues, and/or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. He began working in programs and facilities in Manhattan and upstate New York before moving to the bay area to complete his doctorate at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. Some of the settings he has worked in include group homes, rehab centers, long-term residential facilities, crisis residential facilities, inpatient hospitals outpatient clinics, jails, and prisons.
Dr. Parakrama’s past experience and continuing work have demonstrated the importance of developing strong support networks and individualized treatment plans for those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. In addition to working at Olympia House, Dr. Parakrama also has a small private practice in the east bay, provides clinical education and supervision to doctoral students in training, and works with the “A Home Within” program to provide some long-term, pro-bono work for foster children.