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Jim Spira


Zen meditator and instructor of tai chi and tae kwon do

Jim Spira is a psychologist who cares for patients with cancer, providing support as they adjust to being diagnosed, undergoing treatment, and living with the disease.

In research, Spira focuses on how self-help skills, such as meditation, can improve patients' quality of life.

Spira earned a master's degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, followed by a master of public health degree and a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Spira also completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1991

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Clinical Health, American Board of Professional Psychology

I am dedicated to helping others, as well as myself, to live as fully as possible in each moment of life, no matter the challenges.

Where I see patients (2)

    Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.