Sheening Lin, PhD


Sheening Lin is a clinical psychologist with the Young Adult and Family Center's Intensive Family Therapy Program. Before joining UCSF, Lin worked in community mental health at clinic- and school-based programs, with an emphasis on working with adolescents, young adults and their families facing issues of trauma, grief and loss, community violence, substance abuse, life transitions and chronic mental illness.

In addition to providing direct service to young adults and their families, Lin is involved in developing telehealth initiatives geared towards increasing mental health awareness and positive outcomes for this population. He has a strong commitment to promoting culturally competent practices in mental health to provide inclusive and effective care. His areas of interest include childhood trauma, LGBTQ-related issues, intergenerational family issues, and working with adolescents and families from underserved communities.

Lin received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. He completed both his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc., in San Francisco.


Young Adult and Family Center
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.